Tigers

The Tigers played in Minnesota on Sunday, going for the three-game sweep.

Former Twins’ pitcher Mike Pelfrey started for Detroit, and got behind early.  But the Tigers battled back to tie it.  Anthony Gose tripled and Jose Iglacias singled in the tying run in the 5th.   But the Twins scored three more to build a 5-2 lead and send Pelfrey to the showers.  He’s still looking for his first Tiger win.  Nick Castellanos tied it at 5 with one swing of the bat in the 6th as he hit a three-run homer.   Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.  Saltalamacchia's drive to left field allowed Justin Upton to score from first. Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar could've had a play at the plate, but he bobbled the ball on the relay throw.  Mark Lowe (1-0) pitched a perfect seventh for the win. Justin Wilson worked a scoreless eighth and Francisco Rodriguez converted his seventh save in eight opportunities.

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Twin’s Miguel Sano was out at third trying to stretch a double into a triple to end the game. It was the Tigers’ 5th straight win, and is their longest winning streak of the season.  The Tigers are off today, and head to Cleveland.  Justin Verlander will pitch for Detroit.  Broadcast time is 5:45 on WBCK.

NFL Draft

The Lions drafted three offensive linemen, two defensive linemen, a quarterback, a running back, a safety, a linebacker and a long snapper.  The Lions drafted two players out of the University of Michigan.  Center Graham Glasgow was a third round pick, 95th overall. Quarterback Jake Rudock was picked 191st  in the sixth round.  MSU Quarterback Connor Cook watched as six quarterbacks came off the board before he was selected by Oakland with the second pick of the fourth round on Saturday.

NBA

Miami beat Charlotte 106-73 in game seven to win the series.

Toronto beat Indiana 89-84 to move on and end the Pacers’ season.

Golden State beat Portland 118-106 in game 1.  Klay Thompson finished with a game-high 37 points. Draymond Green had his second career postseason triple-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for the defending champs.

Atlanta plays at Cleveland in game 1 of their NBA semi-final series.

Oklahoma City is at San Antonio after they lost game 1 on Saturday.

NHL

St. Louis beat Dallas 4-3 in OT to tie the series at 1.  David Backes scored a power-play goal off a rebound 10:58 into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues the win.

San Jose beat Nashville 3-2.   The Sharks are up 2-0.

Washington is at Pittsburgh in game 3 tonight with the series tied at 1.

Baseball

KCC swept Mott Community College in baseball, 3-2 and 6-3.  The Bruins raise their record to 27-15. They’re 14-4 in the conference, and in second place, 2 ½ games behind Jackson Community College.

PGA

Tournament officials have trimmed the PGA's Zurich Classic to 54 holes following another day of wet weather. Jhonattan Vegas birdied two of five holes he was able to play on Sunday to pull into a tie for the lead with Brian Stuard at 13 under, one stroke ahead of Bobby Wyatt. Both players will resume today on the sixth hole.

NASCAR

Michigan’s Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag in the crash-marred, Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. Chris Buescher's car flipped three times in an early crash, and Matt Kenseth was turned upside down in the closing laps of a race.

There were 21- and 12-car accidents in the final 28 laps. Only 21 of the 40 cars finished on the lead lap, and 12 cars were ruled out of the Geico 500.  Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Austin Dillon, Jamie McMurray and pole-sitter Chase Elliott.

Bombers

The Battle Creek Bombers will have fireworks after six games this summer at C.O. Brown Stadium.  Every Bombers Friday night game will feature a fireworks show after the game.  The annual Red, White and Boom fireworks show will be July 3.  The Bombers will also have Kalamazoo native and singer-songwriter Matt Giraud, from American Idol season 8, on June 18th.   The Bombers have some cool “Themed Nights” planned, including Star Wars Night on June 18, and St. Patrick’s Day in July on the 22nd.  Opening Day is May 31st.