Leonard leads Raptors to 1st NBA Finals

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TORONTO (AP) Kyle Lowry stole the ball and pushed it ahead, then waited for Kawhi Leonard to arrive before feeding his All-Star teammate for a thunderous one-handed slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo .

"The building exploded after that dunk," Leonard said.

It sure did. Now imagine how it will sound when the NBA Finals come to Toronto for the first time next week.

Astros place OF Springer on injured list

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left hamstring strain, but could be close to getting star second baseman Jose Altuve back from injury.

Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said Springer suffered a Grade 2 sprain, but would not give a timetable for how long the outfielder would be out. (MORE)

Gibson cruises as Twins beat White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kyle Gibson knew he didn't have to do too much to give his slugging teammates a chance to win on Saturday, but the Minnesota Twins starting pitcher went out and threw a gem anyway.

Gibson pitched seven strong innings, C.J. Cron and Ehire Adrianza each drove in four runs and the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 for their 10th win in 11 games. (MORE)

Correa lifts Astros over Red Sox in 9th

HOUSTON (AP) With the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Carlos Correa had a straight-forward approach.

"I'm thinking, `I've got to finish this game,'" Correa said. (MORE)

Padres hit team-record 7 HRs, rout Jays

TORONTO (AP) In an afternoon full of big hits for the San Diego Padres, it was left to ninth-place batter Austin Hedges to register the biggest.

Hedges connected for a grand slam and the Padres hit a franchise-record seven home runs to romp past the Toronto Blue Jays 19-4 Saturday for their fifth straight win. (MORE)

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