Tigers

The Tigers lost to the White Sox 3-1 last night in the first of a four-game series at Comerica Park.   Torii Hunter had two hits and scored Detroit's only on Alex Avila's ground out in the second inning.  The Tigers had plenty of chances against the Sox, including the 9th when Alex Avila doubled with one out.  But the Tigers couldn’t pull it out.  Starter Anibal Sanchez held the White Sox scoreless until the seventh inning, when he gave up three runs.  Miguel Cabrera’s batting average is down to .209, but he hit the ball hard on Monday night.  Tonight, Justin Verlander goes to the hill for the Tigers, while Charlie Leesman gets the start for the White Sox. Leesman is taking the place of Chicago ace Chris Sale, who is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list today.  Broadcast time is 6:40 on 95.3 WBCK-FM.

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Tigers Call up another Martinez

The Tigers have called up outfielder/infielder J.D. Martinez from Triple-A Toledo.

Reliever Luke Putkonen goes on the disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.  Martinez, claimed off waivers from the Astros, was batting .308 and ten home runs for the Mud Hens.

Red Wings

The Red Wings host Boston in game three tonight in Detroit.  Detroit split the first two games of the best-of-seven-series in Boston.  Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson may have the last three pins taken out of his injured finger this week.  He has been on the ice during practice recently, but still can't grip the stick with his hand.  The Wings should have a better idea when Ericsson can return to the lineup when he visits with doctors, possibly later this week.  Game four is Thursday at Joe Louis Arena.

NHL Playoffs

Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 (Penguins lead series 2-1)
Minnesota 1, Colorado 0 (OT) (Avalanche lead, 2-1)
Chicago 2, St. Louis 0 (Blues lead, 2-1)
Dallas 3, Anaheim 0 (Ducks lead, 2-1)

Tonight, Montreal can end Tampa’s season with a win.  The Rangers and Flyers play in Philadelphia. Los Angeles will  host San Jose.

NBA Playoffs

Memphis came from behind to beat Oklahoma City 111-105 in OT.

The Clippers beat the Warriors, 138-98.

Tonight….The Pacers try to avoid going back to Atlanta down 2-0 despite being the number-one seed. Toronto needs a home win to even the series with the Nets. The Wizards and Bulls square off at the United Center with Chicago trailing 1-0.

Lions’ Voluntary Camp Starts Today

The Detroit Lions begin a voluntary, three day mini-camp today.

Ndamukong Suh is not attending the Detroit Lions' voluntary minicamp this week. Detroit's first-year coach Jim Caldwell said last week he wished the defensive tackle was at previous voluntary workouts. The two-time All-Pro has skipped voluntary workouts in the past.  Yesterday, Detroit signed cornerbacks Aaron Hester and Nate Ness.  Next week, the Lions begin phase two of the offseason training program.

High School Baseball

Pennfield split with Jackson Parma West, winning 14-4 and losing 6-3.

Mendon 11, Galesburg-Augusta 1

Softball

Pennfield was swept by Jackson Parma West.  Shelby Miller went 8 for 9 in the two games for Pennfield.  Gaige Parker was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three stolen bases.

Golf

Delton Kellogg finished second behind K-Christian at the KVA Tri-Meet at Thornapple Creek.

Lakeview finished second in the Marshall Jamboree, led by Andrew Walker’s 35.

The  KVA Tri-Meet at The Medalist: It was Schoolcraft, followed by Olivet and Parchment.

Girls Tennis

Lakeview 8, Coldwater 0

Girls Soccer

Pennfield 2, Otsego 1.   Lindsey Shive scored two goals while Caitlin Reed made eight saves in net.

Marshall 5, B.C. Central 0: Tristan Tobias had two goals and one assist to lead Marshall Sierra Fires with 24 saves in goal.

Gull Lake 7, Coldwater 0.  Amanda Cavlepic and Kirsten Taylor each had two goals. Parchment 6,  Olivet 0

Boston Marathon

Fourteen area runners finished the Boston Marathon.  Gull Lake graduate Laura Portis of Kalamazoo finished in 2-hours, 30-minutes and 38-seconds — good enough for 291st-place overall.  An American won the Boston Marathon this year, for the first time since 1983.  His name is Meb Keflezighi.  He was born in northern Africa, but he moved to America when he was 12.  He said ever since the bombing last year, he's wanted to win this year's race for Boston.   On the women's side, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won for the second year in a row.

Baseball Trip

You could win a trip for two to see a Major League baseball game of your choice from WBCK! You also get roundtrip airfare for two, hotel for two days/one night, double occupancy and $300 cash.  Just on the VIP/Contests link to Win a Baseball Trip and sign up!  You must be 21 and the contest ends April 30th.

Nascar

NASCAR heads to Richmond this Saturday night.