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Sports Robot Round Up (May 6, 2011)

Posted by on May 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM EST

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Are you ready for today’s (May 6, 2011) edition of the Sports Robot Round Up?

I know some of you may be nursing a hangover from celebrating Cinco de Mayo yesterday, so here’s a round up of all the sports stories you may have missed. With no NBA games scheduled, the majority of the stories come from the NHL and MLB. The Canucks took a 3-1 series lead in the only hockey game of the night. Johnny Damon reached a milestone (is he HOF worthy?), the Sox continue to struggle, and the Cleveland Indians (21-9) just keep winning. The Big Puma and the Cards beat the Fish, a sportswriter puts his money where his mouth is, and two guys get paid to watch baseball.

Missing in action:  To start off the weekend, the Lakers will take on the Mavs without Ron Artest tonight. Saturday’s field for the 137th Annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs has been reduced to 19 because Uncle Mo has not fully recovered from a stomach ailment. Check the below links for all the stories in today’s Sports Robot Round Up and come back on Moday for the weekend Round Up.

The Canucks took a 3-1 lead in the series over Nashville after beating them 4-2 (Vancouver Sun).

Johnny Damon recorded his 2,600th hit and David Price was dominant in the Rays win over Toronto (TBO).

After their long night, John Lackey and the Red Sox were pummeled by the Angels 11-0 (Boston.com).

The Indians are still red hot after beating Oakland 4-3 in 12 innings. Cleveland has the best record in baseball, yes you heard me correctly. Say it with me, the Cleveland Indians have the best record in baseball (Cleveland.com).

Josh Johnson finally got roughed up as the Cards split the series with the Marlins (Stltoday.com). Johnson’s ERA has sky rocketed to a whopping 1.68. In other news, the Big Puma, Lance Berkman has found the fountain of youth and is now hitting .392 (2nd in MLB), with 10 HR (2nd in MLB), and 32 runs batted in (1st in MLB).

VIDEO: Sportswriter Lee Judge from the KC Star takes a pitch in the back after criticizing the Royals’ Wilson Betemit (KC Star).

Meet the guys that get paid to watch baseball (WSJ).

The Lakers will take on the Mavericks in Dallas tonight, who will step up after the suspension of Ron Artest? (LA Times)

And some horse racing news: Uncle Mo will not run in the 137th Annual Kentucky Derby on Saturday (ESPN).



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