Sports: Tiger Bats Silent in 8-1 loss
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)
The Milwaukee Brewers scored six times in the third inning as they went on to beat the Tigers 8-1 last night at Comerica Park. Anibal Sanchez was charged with his fifth loss of the season giving up seven runs on seven hits, including three consecutive home runs, in three and two third innings. Brewers’ starter Jimmy Nelson gave up just three hits over 8 innings. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus did not watch all of the game from the dugout as he was ejected by the home plate umpire in the fifth inning. J.D. Martinez knocked in the Tigers lone run in the first inning. Detroit will try to avoid the series sweep tonight as they send Shane Green to the mound against Milwaukee. Broadcast time is 6:40 p.m. on WBCK.
Tigers’ V. Martinez to DL
Tigers DH Victor Martinez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left knee. Detroit has called up outfielder Tyler Collins from the Toledo Mud Hens to take Martinez's roster spot.
Bruce Rondon will join the Mud Hens tomorrow to start a rehab assignment for the team's series opener against Buffalo.
Babcock to Meet in Detroit
Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock says he’ll make his choice today. Reports say he’ll either stay at the helm in Detroit or take the job in Buffalo for more money. Reports say the Sabres are offering 5 million a year for 5 years. The Wings’ had offered 3.25 million for four years, which would make Babcock the highest-paid coach in NHL history.
The Chicago Blackhawks are heading home with the Western Conference Final all tied up. Marcus Kruger scored the winning goal with 3:48 left in the third overtime to lift the 'Hawks past the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in Anaheim. Corey Crawford made a career-high 60 saves for the Blackhawks, who evened up the best-of-seven set at one game apiece. The series shifts to Chicago for Game Three on Thursday.
Tonight, the New York Rangers take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final in Tampa. The teams split the first two games in New York, with the Bolts winning 6-2 in Game Two on Monday.
The Golden State Warriors overcame a double-digit deficit to take Game One of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night. Stephen Curry scored 34 points to lead the Warriors to a 110-106 win over the Houston Rockets.
Houston led by as many as 16 in the first half before falling into a 1-0 hole in the best-of-seven set. Golden State will host Game Two on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Conference finals between the Cavaliers and Hawks will get underway in Atlanta tonight.
The Detroit Pistons will stay put and make the eighth overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Last night the NBA held their draft lottery and Detroit had a 2.8-percent chance of moving up to the number one selection. The Minnesota Timberwolves captured the first overall pick, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers. The NBA Draft will be held June 25th in Brooklyn, New York.
Devin Gardner's free agency barely lasted 24 hours. The former Michigan quarterback, released Monday by the New England Patriots, was signed Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to an ESPN report.
Gardner went undrafted in the 2015 NFL draft, but was signed soon after by the Patriots and began the transition from college quarterback to NFL wide receiver. Whether the Steelers also eye Gardner as a quarterback or a wide out is unknown.
The NFL is moving the spot for extra points back to the 15-yard line. Team owners approved the proposal at the Spring League Meetings in San Francisco. The spot for two-point conversions will remain at the two-yard line, but defenses can now make a play and return the ball for two points.
Drake Martinez, an incoming sophomore linebacker in Michigan State's 2015 signing class, has been cleared to play this season.
The MSU sports information department issued a release on the team's fan website on Tuesday stating that the Big Ten granted an intra-conference waiver, clearing the former Nebraska signee to have three years to use his remaining three years of eligibility.
Harper Creek won the Interstate 8 league meet at Marshall. The host team was 3rd. Pennfield 8th.
St. Philip took 3rd at the SCAA meet.
The St. Phillip boys team won the SCAA meet. Zach Spiegla and David Downey lead the way for St. Philip.
Lakeview split with St. Joseph. Jake Herbers pitched a complete game 1 as the Spartans won it 8-1. They lost the nightcap 11-4.
Harper Creek split two with Otsego. Noah Hayes won game two, an 11-1 win
Drew Devine and the Marshall Redhawks shut out Parma Western 6-0.
Athens and Reading split two.
Homer swept Union City.
St. Joseph took a pair from Lakeview.
Coldwater swept Pennfield in two close games, 4-3 and 4-1.
Skyler Sobeski pitched a no-hitter and struck out 16 as Bronson beat Buchanan 5-0.
Athens swept Reading.
The Michigan softball team is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals. The Wolverines will now host Georgia in a best-of-three Super Regional this Thursday and Friday for the right to go to the Women's College World Series.
NASCAR Sprint Cup action stays in Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600 this weekend.