Sports Roundup: Tigers lose 4th straight
The Detroit Tigers dropped their fourth game in a row with an 8-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays last night. Rick Porcello gave up a home run in the first inning to Melky Cabrera, but Miguel Cabrera erased that lead in the bottom of the first with a home run, and Ian Kinsler hit one in the third to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead. But in the 6th, the Jays touched up Porcello for two runs after two were out. In the bottom of the inning, the Tigers loaded the bases with nobody out to chase knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, but the Tigers failed to score. J.D. Martinez struck out, and Rajai Davis and Ian Kinsler popped out against lefty Aaron Loup to end the threat. Porcello suffered his third loss of the season, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out three in seven innings. The Jays piled on the runs in the late innings against Evan Reed and Corey Knebel. Rajai Davis went 1 for 5 against his old team and left 7 men on base. It’s an afternoon game today in Detroit, as Justin Verlander starts for the Tigers. Broadcast time is 12:40 on WBCK-FM.
Tigers Call up Shortstop Suarez
The Tigers called up shortstop prospect Eugenio Suarez and sent down Danny Worth. The 22 year old from Venezuela has been hitting well in Double and Triple A, but has made some errors in the field. Manager Brad Ausmus says Suarez will get most of the playing time at short, with Andrew Romine playing against tough right-handed pitching. The Tigers got a medical report on shortstop Jose Iglesias, and say he definitely won’t play this season, but that his recovery from stress fractures in both shins is progressing as planned.
The Bombers’ were in action last night and beat the Waterloo Bucks 3-0. It was the third straight win for Battle Creek, to bring their record to 4-5 on the season. Battle Creek starting pitcher Alex Hermeling took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and got the win with six strikeouts over seven innings, allowing two hits. The same two teams go at it tonight at C.O. Brown Stadium, before the Bombers hit the road again on Friday.
Gull Lake’s girls’ soccer team moves on with a 2-1 win over Stevensville-Lakeshore. The host Blue Devils scored two in the first half and hung on for the win. Amanda Pavletic and Rachel Fouts scoring for Gull Lake. They’ll host a Regional Final with Haslett on Saturday.
The Los Angeles Kings won game 1 of the Stanley Cup series. Justin Williams scored the game-winning goal 4:36 in overtime as the Kings clipped the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center. Jonathan Quick made 25 saves in the victory.
Game 1 of the NBA playoffs is tonight, as the Miami Heat travel to San Antonio.
Rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy is officially a Lion. The second round draft pick out of Brigham Young signed a four-year deal reportedly worth just over five-million-dollars yesterday. Eric Ebron, Detroit's first round pick, is the only one of the Lions eight draft selections still left unsigned. Van Noy is expected to compete for a starting spot on the roster after finishing his senior year at BYU with 67 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and a touchdown.
Zimmer Dead at 83
Former Major League player, manager and Coach Don Zimmer is dead. Zimmer's son, Tom, told the "Tampa Bay Times" the 83-year-old "went peacefully" in a Florida hospital. Zimmer underwent heart surgery on April 16th, and he had been hospitalized ever since. He had been involved in professional baseball since 1949. "Zim" played in the majors from 1954-to-1965 for the Dodgers, Cubs, Mets, Reds and Senators. He served as manager for the Padres, Red Sox, Rangers and Cubs.
Donald Sterling, the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers has agreed to the 2 billion dollar sale worked out by his wife.
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