Sports Roundup: Red Wings Playoff Bound In Loss
Detroit Red Wings Fall In Shootout, Lock Up Playoff Spot
Riley Sheahan's seventh goal of the season with 1:15 left in regulation put the Detroit Red Wings into overtime and earning an extra point in the standings. The Pittsburgh Penguins' Jussi Jokinen's lucky bounce off of Wings netminder Jonas Gustavsson in the shootout gave the Pens a 4-3 victory. The Red Wings single point put them into the NHL Playoffs for the 23rd straight season with two games remaining. Tomas Jurco and Jakub Kindl scored the other goals for the Winged Wheels, while Gustavsson stopped 21 shots. The Red Wings return home Friday for their final regular season home game, as they host the Carolina Hurricanes. Face-off at The Joe is at 7:30pm.
V-Mart Saves The Day For The Tigers
Victor Martinez went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs, including a solo shot in the 10th, to help the Detroit Tigers end their two-game skid in a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. For the second straight night, the Tigers and Dodgers played late on the West Coast in a game that lasted four hours and 11 minutes. Rookie Nick Castellanos drove in three runs on his first career homer in the Majors. Austin Jackson and starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez each drove in a run. Sanchez would only last five innings, giving up three runs and fanning six. Joe Nathan moves to 2-0 on the season after blowing his second save in the 9th. Al Alburquerque tallied the last out for his first save of the season. The Tigers are off Thursday and make their way down the coast to begin a three-game series with the San Diego Padres. Catch the action Friday at 9:45pm on WBCK!
Pistons Dive To The Cavaliers
Playing on back-to-back nights in the NBA is common. The Detroit Pistons apparently have not figured that out this season. Trailing by 32 points at the half, the Pistons couldn't make a dent in a 122-100 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night. It ends a two-game winning streak for the Pistons, who were led by Brandon Jennings' 17 points and Jonas Jerebko added 17 off the bench. Rodney Stuckey got another start and contributed 15 points. Andre Drummond tallied another double-double with 11 points and 14 boards. The Pistons continue their trek on the road, making their way to Chicago to take on the Bulls Friday night at 8pm.