Sports: Tigers Lose 7th Straight
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press) The Tigers lost their 7th straight game 7-5 to the Athletics on Thursday at Comerica Park. Shane Greene was charged with the loss giving up six runs on eight hits while striking out two before being chased after four and one third innings. Tyler Collins hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth, but the rally fell short. Tigers’ outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was taken out of Thursday's game against the A's with what the team is calling flu-like symptoms. He was replaced by Daniel Fields, who made his Major League debut. Fields committed an error in the fifth inning and struck out in his first two times at the plate, but doubled and scored in the ninth inning. After the game, Fields was sent down to Triple-A Toledo as Rajai Davis is expected to rejoin the team in Chicago after returning from paternity leave. The Tigers open a three game weekend set with the White Sox in Chicago tonight. Kyle Ryan will get the start for Detroit. Broadcast time is 7:45 p.m. on WBCK.
The Bombers lost to the Kenosha Kingfish, 8-4. The Bombers start an 8-game road trip on Friday versus the Lakeshore Chinooks. They’ll be in Green Bay on Sunday.
The Golden State Warriors held the Cleveland Cavaliers to two points in overtime as they pulled out a 108-100 victory in Game One of the NBA Finals. Cleveland shot 1-of-9 in the extra five minutes. Steph Curry led the way with 26 points and eight assists, while Klay Thompson added 21.
LeBron James posted a career-high in the finals with 44 points.
Kyrie Irving had to leave with a knee injury with just over two minutes left in the OT after going for 23 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals. Game Two is Sunday in Oakland.
Mrazek is Rookie of the Year
The Red Wings’ Rookie of the year is goalie Petr Mrazek. The 23-year-old appeared in 29 regular season games, going 16-9 with three shutouts and started all seven playoff games against the Tampa Bay Lightning, ending up with two shutouts and a 3-4 postseason record.
The Chicago Blackhawks lead the Stanley Cup Series one game to none. Game Two is Saturday in Tampa.
The No. 2-ranked Gull Lake girls' soccer team plays in the Division 2 regional final at Vicksburg today against Holland Christian.
The second annual FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship, part of the Symetra Tour- Road to the LPGA, starts today at Battle Creek Country Club. The morning wave begins at 7:30 a.m. from the first and tenth tees. The afternoon wave begins at 12:20 p.m.
The field of 144 up-and-coming professionals will compete for their share of the $100,000 total tournament purse. The winner will earn $15,000.
Lakeview’s golf team has advanced to the State Finals at Ferris State today and Saturday.
Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama and Bo Van Pelt both fired 8-under 64s Thursday and share the lead after one round of the Memorial.
The Belmont Stakes is Saturday. Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah tries to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
Saturday at 10 a.m.
Coldwater plays Stevensville Lakeshore
Climax-Scotts takes on Morenci.
Bronson plays Quincy.
Athens plays Morenci at noon Saturday.
Lions Move DE to OT
The Detroit Lions moved Xavier Proctor from the defensive line to offensive tackle. Proctor has spent the last two seasons as a defensive tackle on Detroit's practice squad, but the team decided to move the 24-year-old to OT to give him a better chance of making the 53-man roster.
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The Tigers have lost 7 in a row---the longest losing streak in 4 years. They’re in third place, 5 games behind first-place Minnesota, and four behind second place Kansas City. The Tigers finally showed some offense in the 9th inning of the loss to Oakland, but the lack of timely hitting has been crippling, and the starting rotation has been stumbling. Shane Green was hammered again Thursday. Anibal Sanchez has been inconsistent, and tonight the Tigers rely on young Kyle Ryan….a guy who is 0-5 in the minors this year and giving up nearly 5 runs a game. The Tigers are hoping to get Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon back from injuries soon, but DH Victor Martinez will be out for a while.
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