ST. LOUIS (AP)–Khristian Smith tipped in a missed Justin Gant jumper with 14 seconds remaining to give No. 2 seed Indiana State a 62-59 win over sixth-seeded Southern Illinois in the semifinal round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Saturday.
DENVER (AP)–Ryan Miller stopped 26 shots, and David Backes broke up a scoreless game in the second period, helping the St. Louis Blues beat the surging Colorado Avalanche 2-1 Saturday in a Central Division showdown.
MESA, Ariz. (AP)–Edwin Jackson allowed three runs and four hits in three innings for the Cubs while Carlos Carrasco struck out six of the 12 batters he faced in leading the Cleveland Indians over a Chicago split-squad 7-2 Friday.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP)–New York Mets captain David Wright was 0 for 3 in his spring training debut and St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras went 1 for 3 with a run in his first appearance of the exhibition season, a 5-5 tie Friday.