Sports: Tigers bomb Twins 13-1
The Tigers offense was back on track as they had 20 hits in a 13-1 win over the Twins yesterday. Miguel Cabrera had two home runs and five RBI's.
J.D. Martinez, who left Wednesday's game with back tightness, was in the lineup yesterday and went two-for-four at the plate. Nick Castellanos had a solo shot. Recently called up catcher Bryan Holaday added a two run homer. Anibal Sanchez notched his third win of the season giving up one run on five hits while striking out nine in eight innings. Detroit opens a three game weekend series in St. Louis tonight. Shane Greene is slated to get the start for the Tigers. Broadcast time is 7:50 p.m. on WBCK.
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)
Matthew Dellavedova lead the Cavs with 19 and Cleveland finished off the Chicago Bulls, 94-73 at the United Center. Cleveland will next play the winner of Hawks-Wizards. Atlanta tries to close that out in DC tonight.
The Rockets stunned the LA Clippers, 119-107, at the STAPLES Center to force a Game Seven. Houston trailed by as much as 19 in the second half. The series shifts to Houston on Sunday all tied up at three.
The Golden State Warriors try to clinch its spot in the conference finals tonight facing the Grizzlies in Memphis. Golden State leads 3-2.
The Grand Rapids Griffins have a 3-1 lead in their second round Calder Cup series with the Rockford IceHogs after a 2-1 overtime win last night. Tyler Bertuzzi scored just 13 seconds into OT to give Grand Rapids the win. Bertuzzi also scored the Griffins lone goal in regulation and goalie Tom McCollum made 27 saves in the game. The Griffins can close it out Sunday in Rockford. Game six, if necessary, would be back at Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, and game 7 would be there on Wednesday.
The New York Rangers will host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game One of the East Finals on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Chicago Blackhawks will battle the Anaheim Ducks in Game One of the West Finals on Sunday.
Red Wings prospect Dylan Larkin and his United States teammates are on their way to the semifinals of the World Championship. Team USU beat Switzerland 3-1 in a quarterfinal game yesterday to earn a spot in Saturday's semifinals against Russia.
Larkin, the Wings first-round pick in last year's NHL draft, is attending the University of Michigan.
The KCC baseball team beat Macomb Community College 15-3 at the regional tournament at Bailey Park. The Bruins will now send Galesburg-Augusta grad Kyle Mallwitz to the mound to face Sinclair Community College at 11:30 a.m. in C.O. Brown Stadium today as part of the double-elimination tournament that runs through tomorrow in Battle Creek.
Bridge to Honor Howe
The proposed bridge over the Detroit River will honor hockey legend Gordie Howe.
The Gordie Howe International Bridge is being paid for by the Canadian government while the American portion of the costs will be repaid with toll money once the bridge is complete.
Robert Streb fired a 7-under 65 and has a one-shot lead in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina.
Pennfield split a pair at Otsego, winning 10-2 and losing 2-1.
Climax-Scotts beat Bellevue 12-0 and 21-2.
Harper Creek swept Lakeview 12-2 and 12-2.
Pennfield lost twice to Otsego, 7-4 and 11-10.
Climax-Scotts swept Bellevue 15-3 and 63.
Athens 15, Springport 5
Jackson Lumen Christi won the Interstate Eight Tournament at Bedford Valley. Harper Creek was 3rd. Pennfield was 7th and Marshall 8th.