Sports Roundup: Tigers lose on Grand Slam
The Tigers lost to the White Sox 6-4 at Comerica Park. The Tigers took a 4-2 lead in the 4th, highlighted by an Austin Jackson home run. In the 7th, reliever Evan Reed gave up two hits and a walk to load the bases, and then lefty Ian Krol gave up the big hit of the game to Marcus Semien, a grand slam homer. Starter Drew Smyly gave up a home run in the first, but settled down to strike out 7 in six innings of work, giving up just two runs. Rick Porcello gets the start today against the White Sox. Broadcast time is 12:40 on 95.3 WBCK-FM. The Tigers open a three-city road trip tomorrow against the Twins in Minnesota.
The Detroit Red Wings will try to even their first-round playoff series with the Bruins tonight. Detroit and Boston play Game Four at Joe Louis Arena, with faceoff set for 8 p.m. The Red Wings called up defenseman Xavier Ouellet to practice with the team. Defenseman Niklas Kronwell missed practice to be with his girlfriend, who is expecting a baby. The Wings aren’t saying if Ouellet could play in tonight’s game or not. Forwards Pavel Datsyuk and Daniel Alfredsson also missed practice.
Chicago Blackhawks 4, St. Louis Blues 3 (OT) (Series tied 2-2)
Dallas Stars 4, Anaheim Ducks 2 (Series tied 2-2)
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (OT) (Series tied 2-2)
Tonight, Colorado is at Minnesota, and San Jose is in Los Angeles.
Miami Heat 101, Charlotte Bobcats 97 (Heat lead series 2-0)
Dallas Mavericks 113, San Antonio Spurs 92 (Series tied 1-1)
Portland Trailblazers 112, Houston Rockets 107 (Blazers lead series 2-0)
Tonight features three series all knotted up at one. Indiana is at Atlanta. Memphis hosts Oklahoma City. The LA Clippers play Golden State.
Lions’ Schedule Released
The Lions released their regular season schedule last night. Detroit will welcome the Giants to town in Week One in the first game of a double header on Monday Night Football. In Week Eight, Detroit travels to London to take on the Falcons. In their annual Thanksgiving game, the Lions will host the Bears. The Lions cap the season off on December 28 when they travel to Lambeau Field to face the Packers.
High School Baseball
Lakeview split two with Niles, winning 5-3 in game two and losing 7-6 in game 1. Nate Jones went 3-for-3 in game two, and Tyler Underwood got the win in relief.
Marshall swept Vicksburg 2-1 and 3-2.
Lakeview 8, BC Central 0.
Harper Creek 8, Coldwater 0
Pennfield 5, Delton Kellogg 2 Kayler Beech scored twice for Pennfield.
Marshall 1, Coldwater 0. Chelsea Tobias scored for the Redhawks. Josh Dorosh and Alex Walton had the pitching wins.
Athens swept Burr Oak. Devan Kinney struck out 13 in the game one 13-3 victory. Braxton Rivera struck out 12 to win game 2.
Kalamazoo Christian 7, Olivet 0
Delton Kellogg 164, Hopkins 180 Delton Kellogg’s Sarah Shipley earned medalist honors at Orchard Hills.
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NASCAR heads to Richmond this Saturday night.
Baseball Player dies at 102
The oldest living Major League Baseball player is dead at age 102. Conrado Marrero passed away Wednesday at his home in Havana, just two days before his 103rd birthday.
Marrero pitched in Cuba in the 30's and 40's before playing for the Washington Senators in the 50's. After the Cuban revolution in 1959, Marrero chose to remain on the island where he is highly regarded as the "Patriarch" of Cuban baseball.