There's nothing like a well-executed bluff ... unless of course you're on the receiving end like Tyler Pastornicky was Tuesday at Marlins Park. After fielding a short dribbler down the third base line, Florida Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez quickly realized he wasn't going to be able to throw Ramiro Pena out at first. Sensing that the Braves' Pastornicky had a healthy lead off third base behind him, Fernandez still went through the motions to first — with such conviction that cameras and Pastornicky lost sight of the ball's exact whereabouts. To the delight of the home crowd and the surprise of Pastornicky, Fernandez never let go of the ball. He spun around and quickly tossed the ball to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the key out at home to keep the game scoreless.
The Braves would remain scoreless while being shut down by Fernandez. The Marlins would give Fernandez more than enough run support, en route to a 9-0 win.
Ronaldo surpasses Messi
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo made history Tuesday against Bayern Munich when he notched his 15th goal this season in Champions League play. Not only did the strike help his team earn a spot in the Champions League final, it broke a scoring record previously held by Jose Altalfini and Lionel Messi (14 goals apiece). Ronaldo made certain to celebrate accordingly.
A timely hat trick
Philadelphia right-winger Wayne Simmonds notched his first career postseason hat trick Tuesday night when the Flyers needed it most — on the brink of elimination. His three goals were the difference in a 5-2 drubbing of the New York Rangers and helped force a decisive Game 7 to be played Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
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