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Sports: Tigers Take Series in Cleveland; Still In first place

Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians
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The Tigers took two of three from the American League champion Indians, winning 4-1 Sunday in Cleveland. Alex Avila went two for two with a two run homer and was on base four times.  Matt Boyd had a strong outing, limiting the Indians to a run through six innings, when a sac fly made the game 2-1.  Tigers scored two insurance runs in the 8th.  After a Nick Castellanos double, Miguel Cabrera had a clutch base hit to score him.  The Tigers scored their final run on a wild pitch to lead 4-1.  The bullpen of Alex Wilson, Justin Wilson and Francisco Rodriguez slammed the door on the Indians.  Miguel Cabrera left in the 8th due to “lower back tightness.”  The Tigers improve to 8-4 on the season. The Tigers have the day off on today, but will begin a three game series with Tampa Bay, Tuesday night.  Michael Fulmer will start Tuesday….broadcast time at 6:45, Tuesday night, on 95.3 WBCK.  The Tigers have a 10-game home stand starting on April 25th.

NHL Playoffs

The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 on Sunday night to give them a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

St. Louis 3, Minnesota 1, St. Louis lead series 3-0

Montreal Goal

Montreal 3, New York 1, Montreal lead series 2-1

Edmonton 1, San Jose 0, Edmonton lead series 2-1

Ottawa and Boston are tied 1 game each with game three in Boston tonight.

Toronto hosts Washington in game three tonight with their series tied at one.

Nashville leads Chicago 2-0 and game three is tonight in Nashville.

Anaheim is at Calgary for game 3 and the Ducks lead the series 2-0.

 

NBA Playoffs

The Golden State Warriors beat Portland 121-109.     Kevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bulls downed the Celtics, 106-102 in Boston.  Jimmy Butler scored 30 points for Chicago.

The Wizards beat Atlanta 114-107.  John Wall scored 32.

The Rockets beat Oklahoma City 118-87.  James Harden had 37 points.

Tonight, Indiana is at Cleveland with the Cavs up 1-0.  Memphis is at San Antonio with the Spurs leading one game to none.

Golf

Wesley Bryan got his first win on the PGA Tour as he won the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head.   The South Carolina native closed with a 4-under 67 to win by one stroke over Luke Donald.  Bryan finished the event at minus-13.

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