The Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-1. . Rick Porcello raised his record to 6-1, giving up just one run on 5 hits over six innings.  Joe Nathan pitched the 9th for his 8th save.  The Tigers scored on a Miguel Cabrera hit in the 4th. Detroit went ahead to stay on an Austin Jackson hit. Victor Martinez had two hits, and so did Ian Kinsler, one of ‘em a two-run homer.  After the Kinsler home run, Baltimore starter Bud Norris hit Torii Hunter in the ribs, which let to a bench-clearing. Norris was tossed from the game after the incident.  Drew Smyly starts for Detroit tonight in Baltimore.  Broadcast time is 6:40 on WBCK-FM.


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Sanchez Looking Good

Tiger’s starter Anibal Sanchez could be closer to returning to the rotation after throwing a simulated game yesterday. Sanchez threw 60 pitches over four simulated innings yesterday and said he felt fine afterwards. He has been out of the lineup since a blister broke on a finger on his right hand against the Minnesota Twins April 26th.
Sanchez may return to pitch against the Red Sox in Boston on Sunday night.

NHL Playoffs

Anaheim Ducks 4, Los Angeles Kings 3 (Ducks lead, 3-2)
Montreal Canadiens 4, Boston Bruins 0 (Series tied, 3-3)

The playoffs continue tonight with Game Seven between the Rangers and Penguins in Pittsburgh.

Griffins Down Two Games to None

The Grand Rapids Griffins host Game 3 in the Calder Cup playoffs tonight, down 2 games to none to the Texas Stars.

NBA Playoffs

Portland Trail Blazers 103, San Antonio Spurs 92 (Spurs lead, 3-1)

Miami Heat 102, Brooklyn Nets 96 (Heat lead series, 3-1)

LeBron James tied his playoff career-high with 49 points.

The Heat can close it out at home on Wednesday night.

Tonight, Indiana will try to close out their series with the Washington Wizards. The Los Angeles Clippers travel to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. That series is tied at two.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are parting ways with head coach Mike Brown. He's been fired by Cleveland for a second time.

Girls Soccer

Lindsey Shive had two goals to lead host Pennfield past Olivet, 3-0

Marshall 1, Jackson 0.  Shannon Hicks scored the game-winner.

Plainwell 4, Lakeview 1


St. Philip 4, Camden-Frontier 0.   Zach Nelson threw a complete-game one hitter with seven strikeouts for the win.


Portage Central 15, Pennfield 9

Girls Tennis

St. Phillip 4, Bronson, 4

Boys Golf

Lakeview held off Marshall by one stroke to pick up a win in a SMAC East Jamboree.  Lakeview was led by medalist Andrew Walker with a 35.

Sterling Apology

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is apologizing for his recent racist comments that drew a lifetime ban from the NBA, telling CNN's Anderson Cooper in an interview that he "is not a racist" and "made a terrible, terrible mistake."  Sterling told CNN he was "baited" into those comments, said he is "asking for forgiveness" and hoping one mistake doesn't cost him his franchise.

World Hockey

Justin Abdelkader of the Detroit Red Wings scored the lone goal for the United States Monday in a 6-1 loss to Russia in the World Championship at Minsk, Belarus.

Lions Sign 11

The Detroit Lions have signed 11 undrafted rookie free agents to the 90-man roster.  The 11 rookie free agents along with the Lions draft picks are expected to participate in a rookie minicamp later this week.

LeVert to Rehab Foot

Michigan's top returning player will spend the bulk of his summer rehabbing a foot injury. Michigan coach John Beilein announced Monday that junior guard Caris LeVert had surgery Monday at the University of Michigan hospital to repair a stress fracture in his foot. LeVert is expected to make a full recovery in 8 to 10 weeks time.

Battle Creek Coyotes Start Saturday

The Battle Creek Coyotes, formerly the Blaze,  hits the road next Saturday to play the Michigan Lions at Kalamazoo College.