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Sports: Miggy’s Birthday Homer Extends Team Streak in 5-1 loss

Detroit Tigers v Tampa Bay Rays
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The Tigers lost to the Rays 5-1 in Tampa.  Michael Fulmer started for Detroit and gave up three runs in six innings, but the Tiger hitters were mostly silent. Miguel Cabrera’s homer on his 34th birthday was the only run for the Tigers, who managed just four hits on the night.  Matt Andriese allowed one run and four hits over six-plus innings. He retired 12 straight during one stretch.  The Rays chipped away at Fulmer, with runs in the third and sixth.  They added two in the seventh off reliever Kyle Ryan.

The Tigers extended a team record by homering in each of their first 13 games this season.  It’s the longest streak in the majors since Cleveland homered 14 games in a row to open the 2002 season. The Indians’ streak was the longest in the last 100 years.

Jordan Zimmerman pitches tonight for the Tigers. Broadcast time at 6:45 on 95.3 WBCK.

Hernandez Hangs Himself in Prison

A prison official says former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and was pronounced dead at Massachusetts hospital.  He was 27.  Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted Friday in a 2012 double slaying prosecutors said was fueled by his anger over a drink spilled at a nightclub.  The suicide comes on the day his former team, the New England Patriots, are visiting the White House to celebrate their most recent Super Bowl win.

NBA Playoffs

Chicago won 111-97 at Boston as the Bulls take a 2-0 lead.

Toronto beat Milwaukee 106-100 to even the series is even at 1 game each.

L.A. Clippers 99, Utah 91.    The series is also even at 1.

Tonight:

Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Houston, 8 p.m.

Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

 

NHL Playoffs

The Columbus Blue Jackets stayed alive with a 5-4 home win over Pittsburgh.  The Penguins lead the series 3-1.

San Jose beat Edmonton 7-0 to even their series at 2.

The Rangers evened their series with Montreal at 2 games each with a 2-1 win over the Canadiens.

Tonight:

Ottawa at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at St. Louis, 9:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Calgary, 10 p.m.

 Tulloch Retiring

Former Lion Stephen Tulloch is set to announce his retirement Thursday.   The linebacker played five of his 11 NFL seasons with the Lions.   Tulloch’s career with the Lions was cut short when he tore up his knee celebrating after a sack of Aaron Rodgers in 2014.

The Frozen Four is coming to Detroit.

The NCAA’s men’s hockey championship will be held at Little Caesars Arena in 2020, one of several collegiate postseason events that will take place in the area in the coming years.  In addition to the Frozen Four, Little Caesars Arena was awarded the 2022 Division I wrestling championships, as well as the first and second rounds of the men’s basketball tournament in 2021. The new arena also hosts first- and second-round NCAA Tournament games next year.

High School Baseball

Pennfield split a doubleheader with Coldwater, losing 7-6 and winning 4-3.

St. Philip blasted Camden Frontier, 18-1 and 11-1.

Marshall and Parma Western split, with the Redhawks winning 12-1 and losing the nightcap 10-2.  Logan Austin had three hits and three RBI’s to help Mason Griffith to the win.

Union City split with Springport, losing 4-1 and winning 8-2 behind pitcher Colton Johns.

Softball

Harper Creek split with Jackson Lumen Christi, winning game two 12-2, after a 10-7 loss.   Shelby Keeler hit three home runs.

Coldwater swept Pennfield.

Parma Western swept Marshall.

Bronson swept White Pigeon.

Tekonsha swept Burr Oak.

Athens and Quincy split a pair.

Girls’ Tennis

Lakeview 8, Niles 0.

Paw Paw 5, Harper Creek 3.

Track and Field

Harper Creek’s girls defeated Marshall, 90-73 and the boys were 94-69 winners.

Hastings beat Pennfield’s girls and boys teams.

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