Sports: Tigers Waste Verlander Gem; Lose 5-1
The Tigers dropped their third straight with a 5-1 loss to the Angels. It was a pitching duel last night, as Justin Verlander allowed just one hit in through the first seven. But in the 8th, the Angels rallied with three straight singles to take a 1-0 lead.
Then, with runners on second and third and one out, Andrew Romine made a great stop, but couldn’t get the runner at home and James McCann’s throw to first went down the right field line. Verlander left, and the Angels teed off on reliever Buck Farmer. They sent ten men to the plate and scored five runs. Jhoulys Chacin pitched a complete game and gave up four hits and struck out 10 Tigers. The Tigers’ only run came in the 9th when J.D. Martinez doubled. and scored on a sacrifice fly from Victor Martinez. Anibal Sanchez starts for the Tigers tonight against the Angels. Broadcast time is 9:40 on WBCK.
The Tigers' Jordan Zimmerman will throw a bullpen session today in hopes that the right-hander can return later this week from a groin strain. Zimmerman yesterday went through a pregame workout at Angel Stadium.
The Battle Creek Bombers open their 10th season tonight at home against the Madison Mallards. First pitch at C.O. Brown Stadium is 7:05pm. It’ll be the first Bomber’s game for new manager Gary McClure.
The Penguins beat the Sharks 3-2 in Pittsburgh to take game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Nick Bonino's goal with 2:33 remaining was the difference in the game.
Game 2 is Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
Golden State came back from a 3-1 deficit, and won game 7. The final was 96-88 to send the Oklahoma City Thunder home. Stephen Curry scored 24 of his 36 points in the second half. The Warriors trailed by 13 in the second quarter and were down by six at halftime before outscoring the Thunder 29-12 in the third period. The Warriors will play game 1 in a rematch of last year’s NBA Championship Series with the Cavaliers Thursday night in Oakland. Game 2 is Sunday night in Oakland. Game 3 will be June 8th in Cleveland.
Rocco Mediate won the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, finishing at 19 under for the tournament. He lead wire to wire and finished three strokes ahead of Colin Montgomerie, and 6 ahead of Bernhard Langer, and Brandt Jobe.
WMU to NCAA Baseball Regionals
The WMU baseball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The Broncos got in to the tourney by winning their first MAC tournament title. Western Michigan opens play in Louisville on Friday against Ohio State in the double-elimination regional.
For the first time in 16 years, an entire day’s play has been rained out at the French Open.
With more bad weather expected Tuesday, French Open organizers are trying to get as many matches as possible out of the way before the rain. After Monday's complete washout at the clay-court Grand Slam, matches will start at 11:00 a.m. — three hours earlier than initially planned — and be spread over more courts. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and defending champion Serena Williams are scheduled today.
The Tennis Integrity Unit says no evidence of corruption was found after an investigation into a mixed doubles match at this year's Australian Open that had reportedly attracted suspicious betting patterns.
Martin Truex, Jr. won the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte.
Alexander Rossi earned $2,548,743 for winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Rossi stretched his fuel mileage for the final 90 miles to score an upset victory. The American is the first rookie to win since Helio Castroneves and the first American-born rookie to win since Louis Meyer in 1928.