Sports Roundup: Tigers Fend Off The O’s
Tigers Fend Off O's
Torii Hunter brought in five runs and his second homer in as many days, as the Detroit Tigers hold off a late-inning rally from the Baltimore Orioles 7-6. Hunter cleared the bases with a double in the third inning and hammered a two-run dinger in the fifth. With the Tigers up 7-1 in the ninth, the Orioles stormed back with five runs, three coming off of reliever Phil Coke. After Al Alburquerque faced one batter, Joe Nathan came in to wrap up the game for his first save as a Tiger. The Tigers totaled 13 hits, led by Don Kelly's three while driving in a run. The Tigers are now 4-0 and conclude their three-game series with the Orioles today at Comerica Park. Justin Verlander takes the mound for the Motown Cats, while Chris Tillman toes the slab for the O's. Coverage begins at 12:40pm today on WBCK-FM!
Red Wings Win Streak Ends To The Habs
Playing on back-to-back nights have been a theme over the last few weeks. The Detroit Red Wings have been able to survive during the trend until Saturday, as they fall 5-3 to the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs took a quick 3-0 lead after two periods. The Wings fought back with three goals in the third to tie it in the first 11 minutes, including rookie Luke Glendening's first goal with the big club. The Canadiens would then score 2:29 later and tack on another two minutes later for the final. Niklas Kronwell tallied a goal and an assist and Pavel Datsyuk added a goal. Jonas Gustavsson pushed aside 21 shots in the loss. The Wings head on the road to Buffalo to battle the Sabres on Tuesday, as they sit in the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff hunt with four games remaining.
In related news, Glendening was signed to a three-year extension with the Red Wings. The former walk-on at the University of Michigan began the season with the Wings' American Hockey League club, the Grand Rapids Griffins before joining the big club. He tallied his first goal to go with six assists in 51 games with the Winged Wheels.
Pistons Use Strong 4th To Stop Celtics
After trailing at the half, the Detroit Pistons outscored the Boston Celtics 30-16 in the final quarter to win 115-111 and end a two-game slide. The charge was led by Rodney Stuckey, who scored a game-high 26 points off the bench. Andre Drummond had a solid double-double with 19 points and 20 boards. Greg Monroe added 21 points in the victory. The Pistons travel to Atlanta to take on the Hawks in a make-up game from January. The Tuesday matchup is the first of three games on the road this week.