Pittsburgh Pirates' Jordy Mercer hits an RBI single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP)

Pirates pummel Brewers, 9-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers bring out the best in Chad Kuhl. Kuhl and Richard Rodriguez combined on a two-hitter, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates…

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) collides with Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel (59) during the first period of Game 5 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP)

Caps win to put Pens on brink

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jakub Vrana came to the rink expecting to play on the Capitals’ third line again. He left as a top-liner on top…