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BOSTON (AP — Jayson Tatum scored 31 points and the Boston Celtics took their turn pounding the Miami Heat early. Boston jumped out to a 26-4 lead and cruised to a 102-82 victory that evened the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. Miami missed 15 of its first 16 shots in the second straight game that was all but over after 12 minutes. Game 5 is Wednesday in Miami. Victor Oladipo led the Heat with 23 points.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy had 49 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning completed a four-game sweep of the Florida Panthers with a 2-0 victory. That sends the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions back to the Eastern Conference final for the sixth time in eight years. Vasilevskiy limited the high-scoring Panthers, who averaged a NHL-best 4.11 goals while compiling the league’s best record during the regular season, to just three goals in four games.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched eight shutout innings, Trea Turner had three RBIs in his first game against his former team and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Washington Nationals 10-1 on Monday night. The Dodgers have won eight of nine and own the best record in the National League at 28-13. Washington fell to 5-16 at Nationals Park, the worst home record in the majors.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a walkoff grand slam in the 10th inning to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto fell to 1-2 in extra innings games. The Cardinals improved to 1-1. Genesis Cabrera was the fifth St. Louis pitcher and pitched the 10th inning to pick up the victory. It was the first walkoff grand slam in St. Louis since April 27, 2017.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ramón Urías hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning off Gerrit Cole and the Baltimore Orioles withstood Aaron Judge’s two home runs to beat the Yankees 6-4 and send New York to its season-high third straight loss. Earlier, Major League Baseball suspended Yankees slugger Josh Donaldson for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount after, on Saturday, he called White Sox star Tim Anderson Jackie, as in Jackie Robinson. Anderson, one of baseball’s leading Black voices, says it was a “disrespectful comment.”

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