COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 last night. Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Penguins. Boone Jenner, Jack Johnson and Cam Atkinson scored for the Blue Jackets. Pittsburgh took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series thanks to the goals on three consecutive shots.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians powered past the Kansas City Royals 4-3 last night when a fearless squirrel ran around Progressive Field and provided some extra entertainment. Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley hit two-run homers for the Tribe.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits to beat the Reds 6-5 last night. Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Bengals have exercised a 2015 contract option for receiver A.J. Green. The move allows the team to turn its focus to an extension for quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton's deal expires after this season. He says the Bengals have talked to him about an extension.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Kevin Huber has gained back the 15 pounds he lost while his jaw was wired shut and no longer wears a neck brace to help a cracked vertebra heal. The Bengals punter is almost back to normal after recovering from one of the most painful hits of the 2013 season.
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