Sports Roundup: Porcello shuts down Angels
The Tigers beat the Angels 2-1 to take the series 2 games to one. Rick Porcello allowed the one run in seven innings for his second win. Joe Nathan locked up his third save. Nick Castellanos singled in the winning run during the bottom of the sixth. Former Angels Andrew Romine and Torii Hunter each had two of the Tigers 5 hits. The White Sox are in town for four games. Anibal Sanchez starts for the Tigers tonight, if the rain holds off….. 6:40 on 95.3 WBCK-FM.
Tigers Release Alex Gonzales
The Tigers released shortstop Alex Gonzales and called up minor leaguer Danny Worth. Gonzales was picked up in March, as the Tigers traded Steve Lombardozzi to the Orioles. They hoped he could fill in for the injured Jose Iglecias, but Tigers President and GM Dave Dombrowski says Gonzales just didn’t have the range to play the postion any more. He was hitting just .167. Worth, who has good speed and range, was hitting .308 in Toledo.
The Red Wings come home after a weekend split in Boston. After a 1-0 win on Friday, the Wings lost 4-1 on Sunday. Luke Glendening scored the lone goal for the Wings. Even though Detroit outshot Boston, the Bruins couldn’t be stopped. Wings’ coach Mike Babcock says the Red Wings didn’t stick to their usual style of fast and disciplined play. Jimmy Howard allowed all four goals on 29 shots in defeat. The series moving to Detroit for Game's Three and Four tomorrow and Thursday.
Montreal beat Tampa Bay 3-2 to go up 3 games to none. The NHL playoffs continue Monday with four more games. Columbus hosts Pittsburgh tied at a game each.
In the West a trio of teams down 0-2 host Game Three matchups. Minnesota vs. Colorado, Dallas hosts Anaheim, and Chicago plays St. Louis.
The Portland Trail Blazers stole Game One in Houston, beating the Rockets, 122-120, in overtime. The Wizards took a 1-0 series lead defeating the Bulls, 102-93, in Chicago.
San Antonio beat Dallas, 90-85. The Heat took care of the Bobcats, 99-88.
Tonight….Oklahoma City hosts Memphis, up 1 game to none over the Grizzlies. The Clippers try to bounce back from a surprising Game One loss at STAPLES Center against the Warriors.
Matt Kuchar fired a 7-under 64 on Sunday and came from behind to win the Heritage.
Michelle Wie closed with a 5-under 67 on Saturday to win the LPGA LOTTE Championship, her first win since 2010.
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Nascar was off last weekend and heads to Richmond this Saturday night.