Tigers

The Tigers beat the Astros 11-4, banging out a season high 18 hits.  Every starter had at least one hit, and Miguel Cabrera had 4 hits and knocked in four runs.  Cabrera raised his average to .293. Ian Kinsler went 3 for 5 in the leadoff spot. Tiger’s rookie Robbie Ray got his first major league win in his MLB debut, giving up one run in 5 1/3 innings and striking out 5.  Ray pitched out of a first-inning jam, getting two strikeouts and a grounder with runners on first and third and nobody out, but he hung in there and never shook off a sign from catcher Alex Avila.  Ray, obtained in the Doug Fister deal with Washington, was starting in place of the injured Anabal Sanchez.  Sanchez threw from the mound yesterday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list with a blister.  He'll be eligible to return Monday as Detroit begins a nine-game road trip. Tiger’s leftfielder J.D. Martinez knocked in two runs against the team that released him in March.  Tonight, the Tigers go for their 8th straight win.  Rick Porcello goes for win number 5 against the Astros.   Broadcast time is 6:40 on WBCK-FM.

 

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NHL Playoffs

Montreal beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 in Game Three to go up 2-1.  The Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0, but the Hawks lead the series 2-1. Tonight, it’s the Penguins at the Rangers, with Pittsburgh up 2-1.

Babcock Nominated for Top Coach

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is a finalist for the Jack Adams Award, given to the NHL's best coach. The other nominees this year are first-year coaches Patrick Roy of Colorado and Jon Cooper of Tampa Bay.

Team USA Wins

Red Wings Justin Abdelkader and Danny DeKeyser helped Team USA beat Germany 3-1 at the World Championships in Minsk.  The US plays Germany again on Friday.

NBA Playoffs

The Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 in Game One at Miami.  The Spurs beat the Trail Blazers 116-92 to open up their series. San Antonio got 33 points and nine assists from Tony Parker.  Tonight, it’s Washington at Indiana, with the Wizards leading 1-0. The Clippers are at Oklahoma City, with LA up 1-0.

Durant MVP!

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is basketball's MVP.    In a tearful acceptance speech, Durant gave the credit to his mom.  Durant also won his fourth scoring crown in five years this season by averaging 32 points per game.

High School Golf

The Division 1 fifth-ranked Lakeview Spartans won their 11th consecutive All-City Crown Tuesday with a 313.  Host team Pennfield was second, 52 strokes back.   St. Philip was third and Harper Creek finished fourth.   Lakeview sophomore Andrew Walker was the medalist with a par 72, playing at Marywood for the first time

Baseball

Harper Creek had a sweep over Coldwater, 3-2 and 10-6.  Joe Stasa pitched a complete-game with eight strikeouts.  Jason Mueller earned the win in game 2 and had three hits and four RBIs.

Lakeview took two at Battle Creek Central in a pair of 3-inning games.  Jake Bivens had 4 hits and 6 RBI’s.

Lawrence 3, Climax-Scotts 2.

Union City split two at Quincy.

Olivet swept Maple Valley.

Springport doubled up on Athens.

Softball

Harper Creek split with Coldwater.   Shellenberger won game 2 with seven strikeouts and had 5 hits on the day.

Sturgis took two from Marshall.

Gull Lake won both games at Loy Norrix.

Quincy split with Union City. Marissa Mead with the game 2 win and two triples for Union City.

KCC Softball

The KCC softball team plays in a post season game against Muskegon CC today in East Lansing.  It’s just the second time in the program’s 35-year history.  The double elimination tournament concludes on Friday.

Girls’ Tennis

Lakeview 4, Portage Central 4.

Galesburg-Augusta 8, Constantine 0.

Boys Track

Lakeview is 7-0 SMAC East after winning the Tri-Meet at Sturgis.   That locks up their 8th SMAC-East title in 9 years.

Delton Kellogg 95, Pennfield 38

Olivet 80, Maple Valley 57

Girls’ Track

Pennfield 68, Delton Kellogg 59

Lakeview with wins of Sturgis and BC Central.

Olivet beat Maple Valley.

Lions

The first round of the NFL draft will take place in New York next Thursday, followed by the second and third rounds on Friday and rounds four through seven on Saturday. The Detroit Lions pick 10th overall in the first round. They have eight selections in all.

V. Stiviano Investigated

A new report claims the woman at the center of the Donald Sterling scandal is now being investigated for extortion. According to KABC-TV, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office is now taking a closer look at V. Stiviano.

The report claims someone in Sterling's camp went to the D.A.'s office and reported Stiviano was demanding money in exchange for keeping more recorded comments from Sterling under wraps.

Battle Creek Coyotes Start Saturday

A new era in minor league football in Battle Creek starts Saturday.  The Battle Creek Coyotes will host the Lake Michigan Havoc in the first preseason action of the 2014 season. Kickoff is 6:30pm at Harper Creek High School. To welcome fans to Coyote Football, the team is offering free admission, however donations are encouraged.

Event Coordinator Kurtis Ploehn says that the team name has changed, but the mission is the same.  For the past 6 years, the football team plays to raise awareness and funds in the battle against cancer.

You can find more details at www.battlecreekcoyotes.com) or like the Coyotes on Facebook.