Sports: Fulmer Wins again in Tigers’ 11-0 Romp
The Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-0 on Monday night. Michael Fulmer allowed two hits over six innings in another outstanding performance. Fulmer (6-1) struck out five and walked three in his third straight start without allowing a run. Detroit acquired Fulmer last year in the trade that sent Yoenis Cespedes to the New York Mets. The rookie right-hander has won four straight starts, allowing only one run over that span.
The Tigers teed off on Jays’ starter J.A. Happ, as Justin Upton and James McCann homered. McCann's three-run homer opened the scoring in the second. The Tigers weren’t done scoring in that inning. Upton added a two-run shot in the third. Detroit piled on 5 more runs after Happ left the game. The Tigers' Anibal Sanchez pitched for the first time since he was demoted to the bullpen. Sanchez worked a perfect eighth inning with one strikeout. Manager Brad Ausmus says Sanchez also "felt good" after the outing. Detroit has won four in a row. Matt Boyd starts against the Jays tonight. Broadcast time is 6:45pm on WBCK. Dan Dickerson, who was absent from the radio broadcast on Friday and last night, will be back at the mic. Dickerson was off due to family and graduation responsibilities.
The Cubs beat Philly 6-4 as Chicago the Cubs won their 11th in 13 games while extending their best start since 1900 to a major league-leading 40-16 record.
The Battle Creek Bombers beat the Green Bay Bullfrogs 3-1 at C.O. Brown Stadium Monday night. Jordan Horak started and cruised through the first five innings, allowing just three hits while striking out five. He left after allowing a run in the fifth and the bullpen did the job the rest of the way. Nick Walker led the Bombers at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a single and an RBI double. The Bombers move to 4-3 on the season and take on the Bullfrogs again at 11:05 am at C.O. Brown Stadium.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the verge of lifting the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2009. Ian Cole, Evgeni Malkin and Eric Fehr scored goals. Matt Murray made 23 saves as the Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 Monday to take a 3-1 lead in the Cup final. Game 5 is Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
Golden State Warriors have a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals over Cleveland. The Cavaliers host Game 3 on Wednesday.
Oklahoma had a 3-2 victory over Auburn as the Sooners are a win away from their third national championship in softball. Game 2 is tonight. Game 3, if needed would be Wednesday.
Kurt Busch took yesterday's rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway, giving him his first victory of the season and his 12th top ten finish in 14 starts. Busch was able to stretch his fuel so he could go hard on the final lap. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished second followed by Brad Keselowski.
Brad Keselowski's car took a shot in the pits and then he took aim at Jeff Gordon.
Keselowski was the pole sitter for Monday's race at Pocono Raceway and ran into early trouble when he was called back to the pits because of unapproved body modifications on his No. 2 Ford. One of his pit crew members threw a shoulder block into a side panel, which caused a dent that potentially could give the car more sideforce and an aerodynamic edge on the track. Crew members argued with pit officials, to no avail. Keselowski rallied to finish third, though his Ford was quickly surrounded by NASCAR officials. The car did not fail postrace inspection. Keselowski was angered when told that the FS1 broadcast aired footage of his crew doing something similar during a pit stop earlier this year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Keselowski was not penalized and won that race. Gordon, the retired four-time NASCAR champion and an analyst for the FS1 broadcast team, explained on the broadcast how Keselowski might have an edge. As he spoke, the network showed a replay of the Las Vegas pit stop. After the Pocono race, Keselowski was upset that Gordon is broadcasting while he still owns a stake in Hendrick Motorsports.