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Last Update on April 16, 2014 15:00 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- There are five games being played in Major League Baseball this afternoon.

In the lone American League game, the Orioles and Rays put the finishing touches on their rain-shortened series in Baltimore.

In the National League, the Pirates and Reds conclude their series in Cincinnati, the Brewers and Cardinals do the same in Milwaukee and the Mets and Diamondbacks close things out in Arizona.

In interleague play, in a makeup of a game rained out last night, the Cubs are playing the Yankees in New York this afternoon. The second game of what is now a day-night twin bill will be played this evening.


UNDATED (AP) -- The Stanley Cup playoffs start this evening with three games.

In Pittsburgh, the Penguins face off with Columbus in the opening game of their best of seven affair. The Pens owned the Blue Jackets during the regular season, winning all five games played by a combined score of 16-8. In the Jackets, the Pens are facing a team that has never won a playoff game since entering the league in 2000.

In Anaheim, the Ducks are playing host to the Dallas Stars. The Ducks are coming off their best regular season ever as they won 54 games in clinching the Pacific Division and the Western Conference titles. For Dallas, this is the first playoff appearance for the franchise since 2008. The Stars won two of the three games they played with the Ducks this season.

And in Tampa, the Lightning are hosting Montreal in their opening game. During the season, the Lightning won three of the four games they played with the Canadiens. It was a close series of games however as three of them went to overtime.