Tigers

The Tigers lost their 4th straight in a 9-2 blowout with the Texas Rangers.  Rookie Robbie Ray was shelled by the Rangers hitters, as 17 of the 21 he faced reached base.

Ray lasted just 3 1/3 innings, giving up 7 runs, and leaving an already-taxed bullpen to finish up.  The game marked the Major League pitching debut for Tigers’ shortstop Danny Worth, who used a knuckleball to retire the Rangers in the 9th, striking out two. It was the first full inning pitched by a Tiger position player since 1931. Miguel Cabrera was the only Tiger with two hits, raising his average to .326.   The Tigers only managed six hits against Texas ace Yu Darvish. Anibal Sanchez pitches for Detroit tonight.  Broadcast time is 6:45 on WBCK-FM.  Less than two weeks after being promoted to Triple-A Toledo, highly touted pitching prospect Corey Knebel has been called up to Detroit.

 

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Fielder out for Season?

Prince Fielder is expected to have neck surgery next week and miss the rest of the season.  Fielder has been out with a herniated disk in his neck, and surgery was recommended after a follow-up exam and another scan Thursday.   Rangers GM Jon Daniels says he anticipated Fielder being able to be fully recovered before spring training next year.  The Rangers already have a majors-high 13 players on the disabled list.

NBA Playoffs

San Antonio has a 2-0 lead in the series with Oklahoma City.  Game three is Sunday in Oklahoma.  The Miami Heat and the Pacers play Game 3 is Saturday in Miami.  Pacers star Paul George’s status is up in the air, due to a concussion suffered in Tuesday’s game.

NHL Playoffs

The Montreal Canadiens won 3-2 in New York in overtime.   Alex Galchenyuk scored the game-winner 1:12 into the extra period.

Game Four is Sunday also in New York. The Rangers lead the best-of-seven series two games to one. The Kings and Blackhawks are even at a game each.   Game three is tomorrow night in LA.

Baseball

St. Phillip beat Colon, 7-5 and 6-1.  Blake Groat was 4-for-4 with two RBIs in game 1, and pitched a complete game win going 2 for 3 in the nightcap.

Schoolcraft swept Pennfield, 8-1 and 4-1.

Climax Scotts swept Tekonsha with two shutouts. Kyle Bowering pitched a 1-hitter and Brandon Haynes a two-hitter.

Softball

Colonswept St. Phillip.

Schoolcraft wins two at Pennfield.

Climax-Scotts with a sweep over Tekonsha.

Mendon wins a pair atAthens.

Marshallsplits at Parma Western, losing 5-3 and winning 4-3, as Ashley King pitches a complete game for the win.

Lacrosse

Pennfield’s Lacrosse season ends, with a regional loss at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep.  The Panthers lost 11-9.

USA Done in World Hockey

TeamUSAhas been eliminated from the 2014 Ice Hockey World Championships inBelarusfollowing a 4-3 loss to theCzechRepublicyesterday.

U.S. captain and Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader was ejected from the game in the second period after an illegal hit. Abdelkader had served a one-game suspension in an earlier round for a knee-on-knee hit. He finished the tournament with three goals, while his Detroit teammate Danny DeKeyser had two assists.

In tomorrow's semi finals, Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist and TeamSwedenskate against Russia, while Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl and the Czech Republic take on Finland. The Gold Medal game is set for Sunday.

Pro Golf

Dustin Johnson carded a 5-under 65 on Thursday to claim the early lead of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.