Friday sports update, 4/15

The NBA isn’t the only league in the playoffs. The Dallas Stars dismantled the Minnesota Wild Thursday night 4-0, taking an early 1-0 nothing lead in the series. Stars center Jason Spezza scored on a nifty wrist shot in his first playoff action as a Star. The No. 1 seeded Stars as expected to be a real threat for Lord Stanley’s cup this year.

The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros were both back in action Thursday night. Texas beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 and Houston fell to the Kansas City Royals 6-2. Tom Wilhelmson was brought in in to relieve starter Cole Hamels and picks up the win for Texas, meanwhile Doug Fister is saddled with the Astros loss.

(Compiled by Brice Marcum)