Dominguez's slam leads Astros past Brewers 10-1
HOUSTON (AP) - Matt Dominguez hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to back another solid performance by Jordan Lyles, and the Houston Astros rolled to a 10-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
Carlos Pena had a three-run homer and Chris Carter had two hits and drove in a run as the Astros won for the fifth time in six games.
The 22-year-old Lyles (4-1) yielded seven hits and one run over seven innings. It was his seventh straight start with two or less earned runs.
The Astros were up by one in the fifth when Pena launched his home run to chase Milwaukee starter Alfredo Figaro and extend the lead to 5-1. Dominguez's first career grand slam was off Tom Gorzelanny and came in Houston's five-run seventh.
Ellis tells Bucks he will opt out of contract
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) - Monta Ellis will be an unrestricted free agent July 1 after informing the Milwaukee Bucks he is opting out of the final year of his contract.
Ellis had an $11 million option for the upcoming season. But he told the Bucks on Monday that he would not be exercising it.
Ellis was Milwaukee's leading scorer with 19.2 points per game last season, his only full season with the Bucks. He also led the team in minutes (37.5 per game), and was the only Milwaukee player to appear in all 82 games.
Ellis has averaged 19.4 points and 4.7 assists in his 8-year career, the first six-plus seasons of which was spent with Golden State.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was the first to report Ellis' decision.
Predators sign F Kevin Henderson to 2-year deal
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators have signed forward Kevin Henderson to a 2-year, two-way contract.
Henderson, 26, dressed for Nashville's final four games this season and scored a goal in his NHL debut on April 19 at Chicago. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound left wing ranked third with 17 goals for the Predators' American Hockey League affiliate in Milwaukee before being called up.
The native of Toronto, who went undrafted, signed as a free agent with Nashville in July 2012. He has played in 234 AHL games since 2009.
James helps Heat stave off elimination in Game 6
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
James missed 9 of his first 12 shots, but scored 16 points in the fourth to rally the Heat from a 10-point deficit. The Heat trailed 94-89 with 28 seconds to play, but James hit a 3 with 20 seconds to go and Allen drilled another to tie it.
James' layup with 1:43 to play in overtime gave the Heat a 101-100 lead, and Allen added two free throws to force Game 7, which is on Thursday night in Miami.
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