Sports: Tigers Swept Again
The Tigers were swept by the Rangers, after an 8-3 loss on Sunday. The Tigers wasted a great start by Justin Verlander, as the bullpen completely fell apart in the final two innings. Verlander went 7 innings, giving up no runs and three hits and striking out 9, and passed Jack Morris for most strikeouts by a Tiger. The Tigers gave Verlander a 2-0 lead and it looked like it might be enough. The three guys the Tigers signed in the off-season to rebuild their bullpen, Justin Wilson, Mark Lowe and Francisco Rodriguez, gave up 8 earned runs in the final two frames. Catcher Bobby Wilson hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning against the team that just traded him away to hand his former team its 6th straight loss. The Rangers added another home run on the next batter. The Tigers had a chance to get back into it with the bases loaded in the 8th but Jarrod Saltalamacchia grounded out. The Tigers start a road trip in Washington against the Nationals tonight. Anibal Sanchez will start against Stephen Strasburg, who is 5-0. Broadcast time is 6:45 on WBCK.
Toronto plays in Miami tonight, with the Raptors up 2-1 in that series.
Portland hosts Golden State tonight, trailing 2-1. The Trail Blazers won on Saturday behind Damian Lillard’s 40 points. Golden State is still without star Steph Curry.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have completed another four-game series sweep and advanced to the NBA's Eastern Conference finals by nipping the Hawks 100-99 in Atlanta. Kevin Love hit eight 3-pointers and finished with 27 points and 13 rebounds to help the Cavaliers improve to 8-0 in the postseason. LeBron James added 21 points, including a pair of jumpers down the stretch to put the Cavs ahead 100-97.
Kevin Durant poured in 41 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder evened their Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece by beating San Antonio 111-97. Game 5 is in San Antonio tonight.
Victor Hedman scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved into the NHL's Eastern Conference finals with a 4-0 shutout of the New York Islanders in Game 5.
San Jose can move on with a win at Nashville in game 6 tonight.
The St. Louis Blues will host Dallas tonight, up 3-2.
The Pittsburgh Penguins hold a three-games-to-two lead over Washington. Game 6 is Tuesday.
The Grand Rapids Griffons are down 3-0 in the AHL Central Division Finals, after a 2-1 loss on Sunday. The Red Wings’ top farm team will try to stay alive in game 4 Tuesday in Grand Rapids.
The NASCAR GoBowling 400 went down in Kansas City, Kansas Saturday night, and Kyle Busch pulled out the win. He took the lead on lap 231 out of 267, and passed Martin Truex Jr. to take the race.
Nyquist won the Kentucky Derby yesterday, to stay unbeaten at 8 and 0. He was the favorite to win, at 2-1 odds. His jockey was Mario Gutierrez, who also rode the 2012 winner I'll Have Another.
James Hahn won the PGA's Wells Fargo Championship in a one-hole playoff with Roberto Castro. He had missed the cut in his previous eight tournaments before earning his second PGA victory.