ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. Kari Lehtonen stopped 16 shots, while Alex Chiasson and Ryan Garbutt scored for the wild-card Stars, who took two one-goal losses to open their first playoff series since 2008. Game 3 is Monday in Dallas.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and the Texas Rangers routed the Chicago White Sox 12-0 Friday night. Martin homered and was one of four Texas batters with three hits apiece. Robinson Chirinos also went deep.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Cougars' top two scorers have been granted releases to transfer to new schools. But the releases come with conditions. Sophomore guard Danuel House says he and junior forward TaShawn Thomas agree to Houston's conditions barring their transfers to any school in the American Athletic Conference or on the Cougars' schedule for the next two seasons. But he says they plan to appeal to the NCAA a stipulation barring them from moving to any Texas school.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers right-hander Tanner Scheppers has been put on the disabled list because of elbow inflammation after moving into the rotation from the bullpen and making four starts. Scheppers says he's had discomfort in his pitching elbow since the end of last season, when he led the team with 76 appearances in his second season in the bullpen. General manager Jon Daniels said an MRI showed no structural damage. Scheppers will take 10 days off, then start a throwing program.
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