Sports Roundup: Scherzer gets his first career shutout!
Max Scherzer pitched the first complete game of his career leading the Detroit Tigers to a 4-0 win over the White Sox in Chicago last night. Scherzer scattered three hits and gave up three walks while striking out eight in nine innings of work. Detroit was held scoreless by Chicago ace Chris Sale until the fifth when Victor Martinez hit a solo home run. Miguel Cabrera had two RBI. Catcher Bryan Holaday went 3-for-4 and knocked in a run. With the win, the Tigers snapped their three-game losing streak to improve to 34-and-28. They lead the AL Central by two and a half games over Kansas City. The Tigers are home for 7 games, starting with three against the Twins. Drew Smyly gets the call tonight. Broadcast time is 6:40 on WBCK-FM.
After a long night of rain delays, and a long bus trip to Lacrosse, the Bombers somehow found the energy to beat the Loggers 7-5. Dan Martinson gave up one run in three innings of relief to get the win. Matt Dacey hit his 3rd home run of the season and knocked in three runs. The Bombers are in Lacrosse again tonight and Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday and Sunday.
High School Baseball
Gull Lake and Lakeview both lost their State Quarterfinal games on Thursday at Michigan State. Lakeview lost to Gross Pointe South 6-4. The Spartans trailed 5-1 after four innings, but rallied to put the potential game-tying run in scoring position by loading the bases in the top of the seventh inning. Nick Jones hit a two run double to get the Spartans within one, but that was as close as they got. The Spartans finish the season 32-6, losing 6-4 to Gross Pointe South. Fourth- ranked Gull Lake lost to Mt. Pleasant 7-1. With three seniors returning, Gull Lake finished 30-10 on the season.
Gull Lake’s girls’ soccer team goes for a second straight state championship tomorrow at 3pm at Williamston High. It’ll be a rematch with top-ranked Bloomfield Hills Marian.
The San Antonio Spurs cruised to a 107-86 win over the Heat in Game Four of the NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena behind 20 points, 14 rebounds, three steals and three blocks from Kawhi Leonard. Tony Parker added 19 points, while Tim Duncan posted 10 points and 11 boards in the victory. LeBron James showed up for the Heat, but he didn't get much help from his teammates. James dropped in 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting with eight rebounds. Dwyane Wade shot 3-of-13 from the field and 4-of-8 from the line on his way to 10 points. San Antonio takes a commanding 3-1 lead over the Heat and can close out the series in Game Five at home on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Kings host game 5 tonight, leading the Rangers 3 games to 1.
Michigan Open Golf
Ryan Brehm held off Joey Garber’s charge to win his 3rd Michigan Open. The Mount Pleasant native, Grand Rapids resident and former Michigan State star shot a closing 1-over-par to win by two strokes. He finished the 4-day tournament at 20 under par and takes home $8500.00. Former Lakeview standout Matt Thompson finished at 3 under, good for a tie for 20th place. Lakeview grad Landon Osborne was two over in 39th place.
Martin Kaymer is atop the leaderboard after the first day of the U.S. Open.
The Detroit Lions wrapped up their three-day minicamp in Allen Park yesterday. Following the offseason training, Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell says he has a good feel for the team and that they have a lot of strong leaders. Caldwell says he is pleased with the effort the players gave and that several are making good progress. Eight players, including Ziggy Ansah, Golden Tate, Stephen Tulloch and Rob Sims did not participate in drills yesterday, but are expected to be on the field in six weeks when training camp gets underway.
World Cup Soccer
The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil kicked off with Brazil beating Croatia 3-1. Three matches are scheduled for today. The U.S. Men's National Team will face Ghana in its opening match on Monday.
The roar of the engines returns to the Irish Hills this weekend as NASCAR makes a stop at the Michigan International Speedway.
Today is a practice day for NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers along with qualifying and the finals for ARCA Racing. Tomorrow, the 250 mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race will take place. The weekend ends with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 on Sunday afternoon. Defending champ Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt junior, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon are expected to be in the field for this year's race.
Battle Creek Coyotes Home Saturday
The Battle Creek Coyotes host the Miami County Blitz this Saturday at Harper Creek High School Proceeds will go to help Dale Turpin, as the Coyotes continue their long-time mission to help out local individuals and families battling cancer.