Sports: Tigers Lose on Walk-off Home Run
The Tigers lost 5-4 on a walk-off homer by Washington pinch hitter Clint Robinson off reliever Mark Lowe. Nick Castellanos and J.D. Martinez each hit two-run homers of Nationals’ starter Stephen Strasburg. Anibal Sanchez went six innings, giving up four runs. Sanchez was able to pitch around Nationals’ star Bryce Harper, but not second baseman Daniel Murphy. Murphy had a two-run homer and knocked in three runs.
The Tigers had a chance in the 8th but Miguel Cabrera was cut down trying to move to third on a wild pitch. During the game, word leaked that Strasburg, off to a 5-0 start, was getting a 7-year, 175 million dollar contract extension. Harper was kicked out of the game in the 9th for complaining about the umpiring from the dugout. Michael Fullmer makes his third major league start tonight. Broadcast time is 6:40 on WBCK.
The Miami Heat downed Toronto 94-87 in overtime, evening their series at two games apiece. Dwayne Wade finished with 30 points. Game 5 is Wednesday in Toronto.
Steph Curry returned from a sprained right knee to score 40 points, including 17 in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors rallied to a 132-125 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Golden State has a 3-1 lead and can win the series Wednesday night at home in Game 5.
Oklahoma City and San Antonio are tied at two games apiece. Game 5 is in San Antonio tonight.
Nashville beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 in overtime to stay alive. Game 7 is Thursday in San Jose.
The Dallas Stars took an early 3-0 lead and held on for a 3-2 win at St. Louis. Game 7 is Wednesday in Dallas.
The Pittsburgh Penguins hold a three-games-to-two lead over Washington. Game 6 is tonight.
The Grand Rapids Griffons are down 3-0 in the AHL Central Division Finals. Game 4 is tonight in Grand Rapids.
World Hockey Championship
Detroit Red Wings forward Teemu Pulkkinen picked up an assist Monday in Finland's 3-2 victory over the U.S. at the World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Wings’ Dylan Larkin had an assist in the game in a losing effort, as the US drops to 1-2. Pavel Datsyuk had one assist in Russia’s 4-0 win over Latvia.
Lions’ GM Bob Quinn has pulled off his first trade. Quinn acquired linebacker Jon Bostic in a trade with the New England Patriots. In return, Detroit is sending a conditional seventh-round pick in 2017 to New England. Bostic started in one game and played in 11 last season for the Patriots after starting in 17 games the previous two seasons for the Chicago Bears.
Niles 8, Battle Creek Central 0.
Coldwater 1, Harper Creek 0.
High School Baseball
St. Phillip beat Battle Creek Central 11-4, in the second annual “Play for May Game” honoring the late coach and principal Tim May. Ian Mullis was the winning pitcher, throwing five innings of hitless relief and going 3 for 4 at the plate. Brendan Gausselin was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs
Marshall 6, Pennfield 5, in a continuation of a previously suspended game.
Marshall 3, Coldwater 1.
Homer swept Pittsford, 3-0 and 7-4.
Bellevue swept Jackson Christian.
Toledo Farm Hand is Player of the Week
Tigers’ prospect Steven Moya is the minor league player of the week. Moya hit four home runs and had 9 extra base hits for the Toledo Mud Hens. The 24 year old outfielder is hitting .305. Meanwhile, outfielder Cameron Maybin, on an extended injury rehab assignment, is hitting .197 in Toledo.
Tigers Yankees Make-Up Game Announced
The Tigers/Yankees make-up game has been scheduled for June 2. It is a 7:15pm pre-game; 7:40 first pitch at Comerica Park. The game was originally scheduled for April 10.
Tigers’ Scout Dies
John Young, the founder of a baseball youth program that has served thousands across North America and the Caribbean, has died. He was 67. Young was an executive, scouting director and briefly a major league player. In 1989, he started Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities, known as the RBI program. Commissioner Rob Manfred lauded Young as a "trailblazer and champion of both professional and youth baseball." Young became the first African-American scouting director when hired by the Detroit Tigers in 1981. He scouted for several clubs and signed 21 future big leaguers to their first pro contract. In 1971, he played two games for the Tigers.