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Here are scores from Monday night's high school baseball and softball games featuring local teams.

Baseball

Carlisle County 3, Hickman County 0
Crittenden County 9, Webster County 6
Dawson Springs 18, Christian Fellowship 9
Dawson Springs 9, Fulton County 0
Graves County 11, Mayfield 3
Lyon County 8, Hopkinsville 6
Marshall County 3, Ballard Memorial 2
McCracken County 12, St. Mary 0

Softball

Calloway County 16, Christian Fellowship 1 (5 innings)
Crittenden County 15, Hopkins County Central 8
Graves County 17, Mayfield 0 (3 innings)
Hickman County 3, Carlisle County 1
Lyon County 15, Murray 0 (5 innings)
Madisonville 3, Caldwell County 1
Marion, IL 4, McCracken County 2
Paducah Tilghman 15, Ballard Memorial 6
Trigg County 10, Livingston Central 0 (5 innings)
When Barry Bonds gives hitting advice, Dexter Fowler listens.

Fowler had his first four-hit game in six years, hit his first home run this season and drove in four runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 13-5 on Monday night.

Fowler recounted a Monday text from Bonds, the career home run leader.

"He's like, 'Keep swinging it. Now over .300,'" Fowler explained. "I said: 'I got you, I got you.'"

Fowler's big night hiked his average to .313.

"I've been feeling good," Fowler said. "I've been putting good swings, good at-bats. It's kind of contagious. The boys have been taking good at- bats, and it's awesome to see."

Paul Goldschmidt hit his ninth home run and had three hits and three RBIs for the Cardinals. St. Louis outhit Milwaukee 18-5, setting a season high for runs and hits in winning its third straight.

"I have some good games against these guys this season and, hopefully, will continue to do that," Goldschmidt said. "But they're really good. They've had some games where they've punched me out three times or had some 0-fers too."

Fowler had the fifth four-hit game of his career, his first since June 9, 2013, against San Diego.

"I'm just going out there trying to take good AB's and let the game come to me," Fowler said.

Ryan Braun, Hernán Pérez, Yasmani Grandal and Travis Shaw homered for Milwaukee, which has lost five of six.

Jack Flaherty (2-1) allowed four runs and three hits — all homers — in six innings. He struck out 10, reaching double digits for the fourth time in his big league career.

"Balls are really flying," Flaherty said. "Guys are going to hit home runs, and you're going to give up home runs. Mistakes are going to be made."

Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell thought Flaherty was throwing well.

"We ended up scoring four runs in six innings so I think we did a decent job against him," Counsell said. "Not a lot of hits, but he made some mistakes and we hit some long balls."

Adrian Houser (0-1) lost in his season debut and first big league start. He gave up five runs and nine hits in four-plus innings.

Kolten Wong hit an RBI single in the second, and Fowler made it 3-0 in the third with his first home run since July 24, a two-run drive.

Braun's solo homer and Perez's two-run home run tied the score in the fifth, but Goldschmidt put the Cardinals ahead to stay with a two-run homer in the bottom half that chased Houser.

"Very disappointing on my part," Houser said. "The guys battled back and they tied it up for us, and I didn't come out and do my job and execute some pitches there."

Grandal homered in the sixth, but St. Louis blew open the game with a seven-run seventh off Jacob Barnes and Aaron Wilkerson that included a two-run, pinch-hit single by rookie Lane Thomas.

LONG BALL

Milwaukee has 47 home runs this season while St. Louis has 35. The Brewers have hit 21 and the Cardinals 17 in their eight games against each other.

ROSTER MOVES

Brewers: LHP Donnie Hart was optioned Triple-A San Antonio, Hauser and RHP Jake Petricka were recalled from San Antonio. ... RHP Junior Guerra was placed on the bereavement list. He went home to Venezuela to be with his ill father and the Brewers expect he will rejoin the team for a weekend series at the New York Mets.

Cardinals: INF/OF Drew Robinson was recalled from Triple-A Memphis.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: RHP Michael Wacha was placed on 10-day IL with patellar tendinitis in his left knee.

UP NEXT

RHP Zach Davies (2-0) enters his start for Milwaukee on Tuesday with a 2-2 record against the Cardinals, including 0-2 with a 9.28 ERA in two starts last season. RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon will start in place of Wacha after going 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA in three starts at Triple-A Memphis. He had one appearance in 2018 against Milwaukee, pitching one of scoreless relief.

John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games.

Klingberg's first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov.

The win by the Stars came 11 years after the previous time they clinched a playoff series on home ice. They needed overtime for a 2-1 win in that Game 6 as well — four overtimes to beat San Jose in the second round of the 2008 playoffs.

The Stars will play St. Louis in the second round of these playoffs, just as they did in their previous postseason appearance three years ago. The Blues, who have home-ice advantage this time, won that 2016 series with a Game 7 win in Dallas.

Ben Bishop, Vezina Trophy finalist, had a playoff career-high 47 saves for the Stars.

Pekka Rinne, who won the Vezina Trophy last year as the NHL's top goalie, also set a playoff career best by stopping 49 shots. That included an impressive pad save on Jamie Benn's shot just more than five minutes into the overtime period, when the Stars had a 14-8 advantage on shots.

Blake Comeau scored his first playoff goal for the Stars, tying the game at 1-1 in the second period. But he also had a tripping penalty with 1:53 left in regulation that put Nashville on the power play.

But the Predators didn't even get a shot on goal before the third period ended, or when finishing the final seconds with a man advantage to start overtime.

They were 0-for-4 on the power play in Game 6, and finished 0-for-15 in the series.

Austin Watson scored a goal for Nashville in the first period.

José Abreu found the ideal solution to his slow start at the plate: A half-dozen hacks against Baltimore's woeful pitching staff.

Abreu went 3 for 6 with a homer and five RBIs , James McCann also homered and the Chicago White Sox crushed the Orioles 12-2 Monday night.

McCann's three-run drive off David Hess (1-4) highlighted a four-run fifth inning, and Abreu's shot with a man on sparked a four-run seventh against Tanner Scott.

Abreu also had an RBI single in the fifth and singled in two runs during a four-run eighth. He added 22 points to his .192 batting average and increased his RBIs total to 17.

"He's working toward getting himself back in stride, just getting comfortable in the box again," manager Rick Renteria said. "He's been around a while. He's a professional. Even if he feels he's having lows, he has a way of working through them. He's a big contributor."

Abreu is a .295 career hitter who averaged 29 home runs over his first five big league seasons.

"At the end of the day, at the end of the season, the numbers, the stats are going to be there," Abreu said through an interpreter.

Abreu's fourth homer of the season, a drive to right field, upped the score to 6-0 in the seventh.

"That was a big opposite-field homer for us," McCann said. "That really slammed the door."

The rebuilding Orioles have lost four straight, fell to 1-10 at home and drew just 8,555 — their fifth time under 10,000 at Camden Yards this season.

Their youth was on full display in this defeat: Shortstop Richie Martin committed two errors; Renanto Núñez killed a potential uprising by getting picked off third base with the bases loaded; Pedro Severino had a passed ball during Chicago's pivotal fifth inning; and Miguel Castro threw three wild pitches in the eighth.

"We're going to make mistakes. There's no doubt about it," manager Brandon Hyde said. "We're really inexperienced and we haven't had a ton of big league success."

Catcher Jesús Sucre pitched the ninth for Baltimore, marking the third time in 24 games this season that Hyde has used a position player on the mound. Lobbing the ball in the 65 mph range, Sucre worked a 1-2-3 inning.

Hess retired 12 of his first 13 batters before he fell apart in the fifth, when he walked two and allowed four hits — a home run, two doubles and a single.

Making his first start since 2015 — his last season in the majors before this year — Chicago left-hander Manny Bañuelos gave up five hits and a walk over four shutout innings. He was followed by Ryan Burr and Jace Fry (1-0), who permitted one hit over 1 1/3 innings.

Baltimore's runs came on an RBI double by Trey Mancini in the fifth and solo homer by Severino in the ninth.

HOME (NOT) SWEET HOME

This was merely the latest in a series of lopsided defeats at Camden Yards for the Orioles. They lost 15-3 to Yankees, 13-2 and 10-3 to Oakland and 16-7 on Saturday to Minnesota.

MULLINS OPTIONED

The Orioles optioned struggling CF Cedric Mullins to Triple-A Norfolk and selected the contract of Stevie Wilkerson, who started in left field. Mullins was batting .094 in 22 games. "The main thing is confidence," Hyde said. "We thought the best thing for him was go down there in a different environment, a little bit less pressure ... and hopefully come back here soon." To make room for Wilkerson on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated RHP Josh Lucas for assignment.

BEREAVEMENT

Chicago OF Eloy Jiménez was placed on the bereavement list and will miss the three-game series. Jiménez's grandmother died Sunday night, and the rookie returned to his native Dominican Republic. The team called up Nicky Delmonico, who started in left field.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: Starter Lucas Giolito (hamstring), placed on the 10-day IL on April 18, could be back with the club shortly after he's eligible to return, Renteria said.

Orioles: OF Dwight Smith Jr. said his strained right quad felt better than on Sunday, when he was forced from a game against Minnesota. Smith wasn't in the starting lineup but available to pinch hit. ... RHP Alex Cobb, who was hit hard Saturday in his return from the injured list (lumbar strain), opted for pitching a simulated game Monday instead of a bullpen session. "He wanted to face some hitters, make it more game-like," Hyde said.

UP NEXT

White Sox: Iván Nova (0-2, 6.23 ERA) makes his fifth start on Tuesday night, still looking for his first win with Chicago.

Orioles: Andrew Cashner (3-1, 4.97) seeks to win his fourth straight decision.

Kentucky men's basketball sophomore forward Nick Richards submitted his name for the 2019 NBA Draft, he announced Monday. Under new NCAA rules, Richards can sign with an NCAA-certified agent, receive feedback and still return to school.

Richards will have until May 29 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky.

"When I committed to Kentucky, my goals were to achieve two things: I wanted to help bring a championship back to the Big Blue Nation and I wanted to live out a lifelong dream of playing in the NBA," Richards said. "That's part of what makes Kentucky so special. You have the chance to play on the biggest stage in college basketball and Coach Cal, KP and the staff prepare you for the next level.

 "After discussing my options with Coach Cal and my family, I decided to enter my name into the NBA Draft. Using the rules in place, I want to explore every option and see where my game is. I know that my game has grown so much in my time at Kentucky and I want to thank Coach Cal and my teammates for pushing me to be my best every day.

 "I want to keep all doors open. If this isn't my time, I'll be more than excited to suit up in front of the best fans in the country again next season and chase our goal of winning a championship. This is a learning process for me and I appreciate the Big Blue Nation for being both understanding and supportive of my decision. I can't thank you enough for welcoming me into your family from day one."

Richards is the fifth underclassman from the 2018-19 Wildcats to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft, which will be held June 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Sophomore forward PJ Washington and freshman guards Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson have all announced they will remain in the draft, ending their collegiate eligibility. Like Richards, freshman forward EJ Montgomery is testing the waters and has declared for the draft but is keeping his options open to possibly return to UK.

Richards submitted necessary paperwork to the NBA last week but has not yet determined his final status. As in years past, players can submit paperwork to receive evaluations from the NBA and participate – if invited – in the NBA Draft Combine. At this time, Richards plans to utilize the current rules in place.