Sports: Tigers Swept by Angels
The Detroit Tigers lost to the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 last night in LA and were swept in the four game series. Detroit scored in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by James McCann to score J.D. Martinez. The Angels scored twice in the 5th off David Price. Miguel Cabrera scored on an error in the 6th to tie it at 2. The Angels loaded the bases in the 8th against Price. He got two outs, but Joba Chamberlain gave up a hit to score two. The Tigers were 5 for 43 in the road trip with runners in scoring position. With their fourth-straight loss, the Tigers sit at 28-and-24. The Tigers are off tonight and start a home stand Tuesday against Oakland. Alfredo Simon, whose father passed away last week in the Dominican Republic, will return to Detroit to start for the Tigers. He's 5-and-2 with a 2.67 ERA. Broadcast time Tuesday is 6:40 p.m. on WBCK.
Verlander Roughed Up in Rehab Start
Justin Verlander gave up 3 runs, 6 hits and two walks in just 2 2/3 innings against Triple A Indianapolis on Sunday in his first rehab start. Verlander threw in the mid 90’s with no pain and stuck out 3, but didn’t have good command of his pitches. The Mud Hens came back to win the game 11-6 as veteran Mike Hessman went 3 for 5 and knocked in 5 runs, hitting a 3-run homer. The 37 year old Hessman has hit 424 minor league homers and needs just 8 to break the all-time record.
The Battle Creek Bombers swept the Kingfish in Kenosha, 10-1 and 3-2. Alex Hermeling got the win in game 1, pitching 7 strong innings. DH Tyler Walsh went 3 for 4 and knocked in 4 runs. Walsh singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 8th to give the Bombers the game two win. The Bombers host the Rochester Honkers tonight.
Griffins Must Win Next Two
The Grand Rapids Griffins lost to the Utica Comets 3-2 in game 5 and will now head to Utica in need of two wins or face elimination.
The Michigan baseball team was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament with a 13-4 loss to top-seeded Louisville on Sunday.
The Michigan softball team beat LSU 6-3 to win a berth to the Women's College World Series championship. The Wolverines play Florida in the first game of the championship series tonight at 8pm on ESPN2.
Coyotes Win Saturday
The Coyotes start the MLFA regular season with a 42-6 win over the West Michigan Hawks. Proceeds from the helped eight year old Maddux Hescock in his fight with cancer.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will meet the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals, starting Wednesday.
The NBA Finals matchup is set. It’ll be Golden State and Cleveland. Game One is in Oakland on Thursday.
Jimmie Johnson continued his mastery of Dover International Speedway by winning the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks on Sunday. Johnson nipped Kevin Harvick in a green-white-checkered finish for his 10th career win at Dover.
Johnson has won three of the last four races at the "Monster Mile". Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne and Aric Almirola rounded out the top-five.
Steven Bowditch carded four birdies on the back nine to win the Byron Nelson Championship by four strokes.
The Road to the LPGA will make its scheduled stop at the Battle Creek Country Club this week, with the tournament set for June 5-7. The second annual Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship is part of the Symetra Tour, which is a development league under the LPGA. Of the 142 women currently slotted to compete in the tournament, four are from Michigan. Two more golfers will be added to the field after today’s qualifier. The winner will earn $15,000, and the total tournament purse is $100,000.
Harper Creek sophomore Charley Andrews defended her individual state title in the high jump. She won with a championship leap of 5-feet, 4-inches at Saturday's Division 2 Track and Field State Finals. Harper Creek finished third overall.
Gull Lake beat Thornapple Kellogg 2-0 on Saturday. They’ll play Mason, the team that beat Marshall, this Tuesday.
The Coldwater baseball team won its fourth straight district championship on Saturday with a rain-shortened 4-3 win over Pennfield. The Panthers had beaten Harper Creek 4-2 to get to the district final.
Climax-Scotts beat St. Phillip 5-1 to win their district.
Bronson won a district championship, beating Galesburg-Augusta 16-0 behind Skyler Sobeski.
Athens wins a district title after beating Bellevue 7-3 in the championship.
Lakeview’s golf team has advanced to the State Finals at Ferris State on June 5-6.
Detroit Grand Prix
Sebastian Bourdais finished first in the second of two IndyCar weekend races in Detroit. The race was shorted from 70 laps to 68 because of a two-hour time limit. The winner of the first race on Saturday was Carlos Munoz, who finished last in the second race.