Sports Roundup: Scherzer powers Tigers to Win
The Detroit Red Wings are one game away from elimination from the playoffs after losing to the Boston Bruins 3-2 in overtime last night at Joe Louis Arena. The Bruins now have a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven first round series. Niklas Kronwall and Pavel Datsyuk both scored to give the Wings a 2-0 lead, but the Bruins tied the score with goals midway through the second and early in the third before tipping in the winning goal with just over six minutes left in overtime. Backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson made his postseason debut after starter Jimmy Howard was unable to play after coming down with the flu. Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg returned to the lineup for the first time since undergoing back surgery in late February. The series returns to Boston for Game Five tomorrow afternoon.
Minnesota Wild 2, Colorado Avalanche 1 (Series tied, 2-2)
Los Angeles Kings 6, San Jose Sharks 3 (Sharks lead, 3-1)
Tonight, Anaheim hosts Dallas, tied at 2.
St. Louis Blues welcomes Chicago, also tied at 2.
The Rangers are at the Flyers, with New York up 2-1.
The Tigers beat the White Sox 7-4 to split the series with the Sox and finish 5-4 on the home stand. Max Scherzer surrendered two runs on seven hits and struck out ten for his second win of the season, while Joe Nathan struck out two on his way to his fourth save.
Miguel Cabrera had three RBI and Rajai Davis drove in two runs, including a solo home run in the fifth inning. The Tigers got several add-on runs in the late innings, on clutch hits from Rajai Davis and Bryan Holiday. The Tigers open a three-city road trip tonight against the Twins in Minnesota. Rick Porcello starts for Detroit. Broadcast time is 7:45 on WBCK-FM.
Los Angeles Clippers 98, Golden State Warriors 96 (Clippers lead, 2-1)
Memphis Grizzlies 98, Oklahoma City Thunder 95 (OT) (Grizzlies lead series 2-1)
Atlanta Hawks 98, Indiana Pacers 85 (Hawks lead, 2-1)
Tonight, it’s Toronto at Brooklyn square with the series even at one.
Washington hosts Chicago, while Portland welcomes Houston, with both teams up 2-0.
High School Baseball
Three doubleheader sweeps:
P-Northern beat Harper Creek
Homer beat Delton Kellogg on two shutouts.
Bronson took a pair from Union City
KCC swept Kalamazoo Valley. Ben Spieldenner improved to 6-0 with the game 1 win. Kyle Smith pitched a complete-game shutout in game 2.
All sweeps as well…
Portage Northern over Harper Creek
Galesburg-Augusta beat Hackett
P-Central beat Gull Lake
Bronson with the sweep at Union City
Mattawan 11, Pennfield 10
Schoolcraft won the 12-team Delton Kellogg Invitational in boys’ golf at Mullenhurst on Thursday. Pennfield’s Trevor Cameron was the medalist with a 71, leading the Panthers to a 3rd place finish. Olivet was fourth, Delton Kellogg fifth, and Maple Valley and St. Philip tied for eighth.
NASCAR heads to Richmond this Saturday night.
Phelps comes in Second
Michael Phelps finished second to fellow American Ryan Lochte in the men's 100 meter butterfly final at the Arena Grand Prix from Mesa, Arizona. This is the first competition since Phelps retired following the 2012 London Olympics. He has not commented on whether he will try to qualify for the 2016 Summer Games.
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