Sports Roundup: Tigers Fall In Extras On The West Coast
Tigers Drop Second Straight, Fall In Extras
Austin Jackson drove his first homer of the season and Victor Martinez brought in a run on a single to push it to extras innings, but the Detroit Tigers allowed the winning run in the 10th in a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday night. Joba Chamberlain would be hit with the loss, walking the eventually winning run to start the extra inning. After getting the first out, Phil Coke would give up the walk-off double to Carl Crawford to score Chone Figgins. The Tigers managed five hits in the loss, while reigning Cy Young champion Max Scherzer allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings in another no decision.
The second game of the two-game series is later tonight, as Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for the Tigers. The Dodgers will have their first start with Josh Beckett this season. Catch the action tonight at 9:45pm on WBCK!
Red Wings Keep Playoff Hopes Alive, Knock Off Sabres
Four Detroit Red Wings scored, including three in the third period, to hold off the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 Tuesday night. With the win, the Winged Wheels stay in the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Brenden Smith tallied his fifth goal on the season to start the Wings scoring. In the final stanza, Darren Helm (12) and David Legwand (14) pushed the Wings ahead for good, and Pavel Datsyuk (19) added an empty netter in the end. Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots in the win. The Red Wings make their way to Pittsburgh tonight to battle the playoff-bound Penguins. Face-off at the CONSOL Energy Arena is at 8pm.
Pistons Hold Off The Hawks
Rodney Stuckey got the start and scored a game-high 29 points, as the Detroit Pistons clip the Atlanta Hawks on the road Tuesday 102-95. Stuckey's start comes after Josh Smith sat out against his former club with a knee injury. The win gives the Pistons their second-straight victory, their first winning streak since early February when former head coach Maurice Cheeks was in the process of getting fired. Greg Monroe added 21 points and grabbed 13 boards, while Andre Drummond had 19 with 17 rebounds. The Pistons are back on the court tonight in Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers at 7pm.
UConn Women Conclude Undefeated Season, Blast Notre Dame In Final
It was all Connecticut Huskies Women on Tuesday in a 79-58 victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Nashville for the NCAA Women's National Championship. The win gives UConn a 40-0 record and ties the most wins in a women's basketball season, matching the 2011-2012 champion Baylor Bears. It's the ninth national championship for the UConn women, all with head coach Geno Aurliemma at the helm. With both men's and women's champs at UConn, it's also the first time since UConn did it in 2004 where both NCAA titles are held by one university.
KCC Baseball Win In Sweep, Softball Swept
The Kellogg Community College Bruins baseball squad have won seven straight and remain undefeated in Michigan Community College Athletic Association play, as they swept the Ancilla College Chargers Tuesday with 10-0 and 11-5 wins. It was the first games at Bailey Park this season for the Bruins, who are now 12-10 and 4-0 in the MCCAA. They're back on the road Thursday for two in Jackson with the Jackson Community College Jets. First pitch is at 2pm.
The Lady Bruins dip back below the .500 mark after they were swept at home the Lansing Community College Stars Tuesday in games of 8-4 and 15-5. They are now 9-10 on the season and host the 6th>-ranked Kalamazoo Valley Community College Cougars Thursday in a twinbill. First pitch at Bailey Park is at 3pm.