The rough start for the defending champion Boston Red Sox continued yesterday as the Bosox were shut down by James Paxton and the Yankees, 8-0. Boston’s 6-12 start is its worst since the 1996 season when they opened at 3-15. Alex Cora’s team will see if it can at least salvage a split in the mini two-game set with the Yankees as the series concludes tonight at Yankee Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full MLB schedule, click HERE.

The start of their first-round NBA playoff series couldn’t have been any rougher for the Detroit Pistons. Playing without their star, Blake Griffin, the Pistons were completely manhandled by the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1, 121-86. The margin represented the ninth-most lopsided playoff contest of the century and dropped Detroit to 0-11 in its last 11 postseason games. Griffin remains questionable for tonight, but the Pistons will try to at least keep it respectable in Game 2 at Fiserv Forum. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE.

And in the NHL playoffs, the top seed in the East — Tampa Bay — has already been eliminated, while the top seed in the West — Calgary — isn’t exactly on solid ice, either. The Flames trail the Colorado Avalanche, 2-1, in their first round series with Game 4 set for tonight at the Pepsi Center. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.

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