Morning Wrap: Lakers, Rajon Rondo hope to bounce back in Game 2; Mike Trout hits 300th homer

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ONE: The Lakers’ Rajon Rondo returned to the lineup for the first time since entering the Orlando bubble, and reviews were mixed in a loss to the Houston Rockets in the opening game of the second round playoff series. With game two tonight at 5:30 p.m., what adjustments will the Lakers make to avoid from falling down 0-2 in the series?


TWO: Angels slugger Mike Trout belted his 300th career homer in a wild 10-9 win over the Astros, and Anthony Rendom made it a doubleheader sweep in a 7-6 victory in the second game, with Rendon belting a game-winning three-run homer.

THREE: It was the Rockies, not the Dodgers, who came up with the big runs in the ninth inning in a 5-2 victory, and now the Rockies have a chance to win the three-game series today, which would be the first series loss for the Dodgers all season.

FOUR: Were the Clippers feeling too good about themselves after their Game 1 win over the Denver Nuggets? Maybe, because the Clippers dropped Game 2 on Saturday, 110-101, to even the series.

FIVE: Trainer Bob Baffert’s Authentic held off 4-to-5 facorite Tiz The Law to win the Kentucky Derby, and find out what Authentic did in the winners circle afterward that sent someone to the hospital.

Whicker: Baffert, Authentic handle the ups and downs, win the Kentucky Derby