Sports Roundup: Tigers Sweep Boston!
The Tigers won their 11th straight road game, sweeping the Red Sox inBoston 6-2. It was their first sweep at Fenway in 31 years. Anibal Sanchez made his first start since coming off the disabled list with a blister on his pitching hand. He went 5 innings, giving up just one earned run. Five Tiger relievers shutout the Sox the over the final 4 innings. Miguel Cabrera went 3 for 4 and knocked in two and Victor Martinez and Torii Hunter hit home runs. Ian Kinsler went 4 for 5 in the leadoff spot. The Tigers send Drew Smyly to the mound tonight inCleveland, as the Tigers start a three game series. Broadcast time is 6:45pm on WBCK-FM.
Porcello to Rest
Rick Porcello’s next start has been pushed back from Thursday to Sunday, due to a muscle problem in his left side. Rookie Robbie Ray will start againstTexas. The Tigers sent right-hander Justin Miller back toToledowhen they activated Anibal Sanchez.
KCC Bruins’ pitcher Hayden Robbins tossed a two-hitter against the No. 3 team in the country on Saturday to get KCC to the final day of the tournament. Then the Bruins poundedVincennesUniversityin game one on Sunday, 13-6. But KCC needed two win two games on Sunday to get to the NJCAA Division II World Series, and they fell short, losing game two, 14-1.
Paul George hit three 3-pointers and finished with 24 points and seven assists as the Pacers beat the Heat 107-96 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals inMiami.Oklahoma Citywill meetSan Antonioin a rematch of the 2012 Western Conference finals tonight.
The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 in Game one of the NHL's Western Conference finals. Game 2 is Wednesday inChicago. New YorkbeatMontreal7-2 in Game One on Saturday. The Rangers will try to take a commanding series lead on the Canadiens when they play Game Two of the Eastern Conference finals tonight in Montreal.
Griffins Down Two Games to None
The Grand Rapids Griffins season came to an end last night as the Texas Stars beat them in game six, 7-1.
Battle Creek Coyotes game Cancelled
The Battle Creek Coyotes, formerly the Blaze, were due to hit the road next Saturday to play the Michigan Lions at KalamazooCollege. Something went wrong, as the word is the Lions didn’t have the field secured, so the pre-season contest was cancelled.
Brendon Todd wins the Byron Nelson Championship, his first PGA Tour victory, a two-stroke win Sunday over Mike Weir
Jamie McMurray captured $1 million by winning the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick finished second, Matt Kenseth was third.
Ed Carpenter has won theIndianapolis500 pole for the second straight year
California Chrome wins Preakness
California Chrome became the 34th horse to win both the Derbyand Preakness and collected $900,000 of the $1.5 million purse. It was California Chrome’s sixth consecutive victory. In three weeks, Chrome will race in the grueling Belmont Stakes — the third, final and longest leg of the Triple Crown, at 11 / 2 miles — where he’ll attempt to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.
Pistons Coach Search
Before the Pistons hired Stan Van Gundy as their new coach and president of basketball operations, the search firm they hired put together a list of candidates that includedMichiganState’s Tom Izzo andMichigan’s John Beilein. An anonymous source says Van Gundy was the only candidate to receive a job offer.