Sports: Tigers Bombed by Yanks
The Tigers lost the New York Yankees 13-4 last night at Comerica Park. Starter David Price was chased after two and one third innings after giving up eight runs on ten hits. Game time temperatures were in the 30's. Relievers Angel Nesbitt and Alberto Alburquerque gave up another five runs, but the Tigers got good innings from relievers Joba Chamberlain, Tom Gorzelanny and Ian Krol. The Tigers managed just six hits on the night. The Tigers try for a split with game four is today. Anibal Sanchez starts, trying to rebound from a shelling on Sunday. Broadcast time is 12:40 p.m. on WBCK.
Nathan Leaves Rehab Outing
Tigers closer Joe Nathan had to leave his rehab outing in Toledo yesterday after he experienced pain in his right arm. Nathan had been scheduled to throw one inning for the Mud Hens, but left the game after only 11 pitches. Manager Brad Ausmus said the closer felt a pop, then tried to throw another pitch, but was in pain. Nathan had been on the 15-day disabled list for the past two weeks with a right elbow flexor strain. Ausmus said the pitcher will undergo tests to determine the extent of the injury.
The Red Wings have a 2-1 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Game Four in the best-of-seven first round series is set for tonight in Detroit. After tonight's game, the series moves back to Tampa for Game Five Saturday, and returns to Detroit on Monday for Game Six, if necessary.
The Anaheim Ducks cruised past the Jets 5-2 in Winnipeg, sweeping the West quarterfinal series.Ottawa blanked Montreal 1-0 to stay alive. The Rangers took a commanding 3-1 lead on the Penguins with a 2-1 overtime win in Pittsburgh. The Blues evened their series with the Wild at two games apiece with a 6-1 victory in Minnesota. The playoffs roll on with four games on Thursday. Chicago and Calgary can both advance to the West semifinals with wins.
San Antonio beat the LA Clippers 111-107 in overtime to knot the series at one each. Memphis beat the Trail Blazers, 97-82 to take a 2-0 lead.
Atlanta leads Brooklyn 2-0 after beating the Nets, 96-91. Tonight, Boston hosts the Cavs, Milwaukee hosts the Bulls and New Orleans takes on the Warriors.
The Detroit Lions hosted 23 prospects with Michigan ties yesterday ahead of next week's NFL Draft. The players either went to local colleges or grew up in the metro Detroit area. They were put through drills and tested in the 40-yard dash and the vertical jump.
Prospects taking part in yesterday's pre-draft visit included University of Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner, who worked out as a wide receiver and Michigan State receiver Tony Lippett.
Harper Creek beat Jackson Northwest 1-0 in overtime. Olivia Alexander scored the only goal and Kelly Klutts made seven saves to record her fourth shutout in a row.
Marshall 1, Coldwater 0. Sam Onkka scored the lone goal.
Calhoun Christian 0, Springport 0
KCC, 16-2 in conference play, will host Indiana Tech on Thursday.
Lakeview 8, Niles 0.
Hackett 6, Galesburg-Augusta 2.
NFL Concussion Suit
A federal judge has approved a potential $1 billion plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits filed by retired players. The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer's disease or moderate dementia someday.