Starting Five: The Best Show in Sports Last Night

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Meet baseball's first 10 game winner this season: Mark Buehrle John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

1. Kings Standing

The Los Angeles Kings needed overtime, but Alec Martinez's goal at 5:47 not only advanced them to the Stanley Cup finals (where they will meet the Rangers), it marked their third consecutive playoff series that ended with a Game 7 victory on the road.

2. Kings Landing 

In Game of Thrones, the Red Viper (Prince Oberyn) channels his inner Inigo Montoya ("You killed my father, prepare to die") in a balletic and barbaric "trial by combat" against the Mountain. The latter prevails, if not by skulduggery, then by skull-diggery.

3. Boston Red Hots

The Red Sox, who just halted a 10-game losing streak a week ago—their longest in 20 years—win their seventh consecutive game by completing a three-game Fenway Park sweep of Tampa Bay

4. Summer of Love

Minnesota Timberwolves big man Kevin Love, who will be an unrestricted free agent next summer (NBA translation: the T-Wolves are best served by trading him this summer) went all Barry Manilow and spent the "weekend in New England," specifically Boston. Could the All-Star power forward be headed to the Celtics, a franchise whose history of big men named Kevin includes Messrs. McHale and Garnett (both of whom also emigrated from Minnesota)? 

5. Hurl-y Buehrle

Toronto's Mark Buehrle becomes baseball's first 10-game winner (10-1) by throwing eight innings of shutout ball versus the Kansas City Royals in a 4-0 victory. The current Blue Jay and former White Sox ace has never been a 20-game winner in 14 previous Major League seasons.

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