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Highlight Reel: Saturday 5/29

Taking a look at some of the highlights from a wild day in sports:

Roy Halladay throws the 20th perfect game in Major League history. Halladay accomplished the feat less than three weeks after A’s pitcher Dallas Braden did the same. Halladay retired all 27 Florida Marlins who came to bat, sending 11 back to the dugout via strikeout. Halladay almost had to be perfect to get the W, as the struggling Phillies’ offense managed a mere one run (thanks to a Cameron Maybin throwing error) against Florida ace Josh Johnson. Halladay’s gem was the first no-hitter of his career, and the second perfecto in franchise history (Jim Bunning, 1964).

Lakers finish off the Suns in Western Conference Finals. The LA Lakers booked a return trip to the Finals with a 111-103 win in Game 6. Kobe Bryant led the way for the Lakers with 37 points. LA now sets their sights on the Boston Celtics, no doubt seeking revenge for their loss in the ’08 Finals. This should be a great Finals matchup, and I hope to get a Series Preview written up before Game 1 tips off. The NBA’s most storied rivalry resumes Thursday night in Los Angeles.

Blackhawks take Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Chicago Blackhawks notched a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in a game where Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Dustin Byfuglien all failed to record a point. The supporting cast picked up the slack and brought the Blackhawks one step closer to their first Stanley Cup in nearly 50 years. The Flyers have had an amazing run thus far, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals as the 7 seed in the East, however, it doesn’t look like they have the firepower to compete with Chacago in this series.

Kendry Morales hits walk-off grand slam, breaks ankle celebrating. In what is  without a doubt  the craziest story of the day,  Angels 1B Kendry Morales hit a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning to lift the Angels to a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. The Angels’ jubilation quickly turned to hushed concern as Morales fell to the ground in pain after his celebratory leap onto home plate. This is an enormous loss for the Angels as Morales leads the club in BA, HR, and RBI. The Morales injury could play a major role in the AL West race. The Angels currently sit 2.5 games behind the Rangers and A’s in the division.

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