Sports Roundup: Tigers get a win!
The Tigers came from behind to pull out a 6-5 win in Oakland. They jumped off to the early lead and led 3-2 after a Miguel Cabrera homer run. Tiger’s starter Max Scherzer pitched out of trouble a lot, allowing five runs in six innings and did not figure in the decision. John Jaso hit a two-run homer to power the Oakland offense. Torii Hunter tied the score in the seventh inning with a solo homer and Detroit manufactured the deciding run in the 8th. After a walk to J.D. Martinez, pinch-runner Rajai Davis took second base on a passed ball and stole third base. Davis then scored on Austin Jackson's ground out. Al Albuquerque, Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan each pitched a perfect inning to close the game…a win for Al and save for Joe. Game three is tonight, with Anibal Sanchez pitching for Detroit. Broadcast time is 9.40 on WBCK-FM.
The Bombers played a wild one in Green Bay to open the season, getting a 10-9 win. Austin Trailkill started and walked 6 Bullfrogs, but held them scoreless through 4. Meanwhile, the Bombers built a 5-0 lead, which evaporated when Green bay scored 5 in the 5th off relievers Nicholas Hellman and Andrew Mitchell. The Bombers scored three in the 6th and two in the seventh and hung on for a 10-9 win. Green Bay made it interesting with three in the bottom of the ninth off Mitchell. Game two is tonight in Green Bay. The Bombers start their home season Thursday against the Kalamazoo Growlers.
The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled even with Spurs in the Western Conference Finals with a 105-92 game 4 win. Russell Westbrook had 40 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals, and Kevin Durant scored 31 points, five boards and five helpers. That series is tied at 2, heading back to San Antonio for Game Five on Thursday.
The Miami Heat can close out the series on tonight in Indianapolis. The NBA fined Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George $25 thousand dollars for his post-game criticism of officials following Game Four. Miami took 17 more free throws and was called for 10 fewer fouls than Indiana in the win, which gave the Heat a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Montreal got a hat trick from Rene Bourque, as the Canadiens avoid elimination with a 7-4 victory over the New York Rangers in Montreal. The best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final now shifts back to Madison Square Garden for Game Six on Thursday. The Rangers still own a 3-2 advantage. The L.A. Kings can close it out in Game 5 tonight in Chicago.
High School Baseball
Pennfield 3, Marshall 1. Tanner Dean threw a complete-game, two hitter with nine strikeouts in the pre-district win. Pennfield will face host Parma Western in the district semifinal on Saturday morning.
Harper Creek 3, Vicksburg 2. Mickey Barea earned the win for Harper Creek.
Homer beat Hillsdale 5-0 on a complete-game no-hitter by Dylan Thomas.
Harper Creek was swept by Vicksburg to finish the regular season 16-14. They open district play on Saturday at Jackson Northwest.
Pennfield 12, Marshall 4. Alexa Stephenson with the complete-game win and Shelby Miller was 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Pennfield advances to play at Parma Western.
Gull Lake 10, Hopkins 1. Courtney Senkewitz allowed one and stuck out eight and had four hits with the bat.
Pennfield 4, Parchment 3 in OT. Pennfield’s Madison Rench scored three goals, including the game-winner with less than two minutes left in the second overtime.
Okemos 5, Lakeview 2.
Harper Creek beat Battle Creek Central 8-0.
Marshall 3, Brooklyn Columbia Central 1. Abbey Ufkes had two goals.
Gull Lake 9, Hamilton 1
Allegan 7, Delton Kellogg 1
Perry 6, Olivet 1
Frank McAuliffe of the Kendall Golf Academy shot a 9-under-par 59 on Tuesday to win the 61st annual VA/PGA Tournament at Custer Greens Golf Course on the grounds of the VA Medical Center.
All Star Voting
Tiger’s first baseman Miguel Cabrera and second baseman Ian Kinsler have an early lead in voting for the All-Star Game. Cabrera leads Albert Pujols by nearly 70-thousand votes while Kinsler is six-thousand votes ahead of Robinson Cano. Fans can cast their ballots for starters at MLB.com through July 3rd. The Minnesota Twins will host the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field July 15th.
Sterling Makes Deadline to Respond to NBA
Clippers owner Donald Sterling met the NBA's deadline on Tuesday by responding to their attempt to force him out. The "USA Today" reports Sterling’s claims the NBA's move to push him out are "illegal." The paper has the full 32-page response posted on its website. Within the pages Sterling says he been given offers of over $2.5-billion-dollars to sell the Clippers.