(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)

The Detroit Tigers salvaged the final game of their series with the Brewers, topping Milwaukee 5-2 last night at Comerica Park.   Nick Castellanos went two-for-four at the plate with four RBI and broke a two-all tie with a bases loaded triple in the eighth inning.

Starter Shane Greene did not figure in the decision, going six and one third innings, surrendering two runs on three hits and striking out six. Blaine Hardy got the win in relief while Joakim Soria earned his 13th save of the season, as Detroit snapped a three game skid. Detroit opens a four-game set with the Houston Astros this afternoon. David Price will take the mound for the Tigers.  Broadcast time is 12:40 on WBCK.

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock leaving Detroit for Toronto

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says he will take some time before naming former coach Mike Babcock's replacement.  Babcock is leaving Detroit after ten seasons to take the helm of the Toronto Maple Leafs for a reported 50-million-dollars over the next eight years.

NHL

The Tampa Bay Lightning are up two games to one over the Rangers. Nikita Kucherov scored the winning goal 3:33 into overtime for the 4-3 win in Tampa.  Ondrej Palat posted two goals and an assist for the Lightning, who take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven set. Game Four is Friday in Tampa.  Tonight, the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks battle in Game Three of the Western Conference Final in Chicago. That series is tied at one game.

NBA

LeBron James and J.R. Smith carried the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 97-89 Game One win over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals at Philips Arena.  James paced Cleveland with 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists, while Smith knocked down eight three's on his way to 28 points. Game Two is in Atlanta on Friday.  Golden State will host Houston in Game Two tonight. The Warriors lead the series 1-0.

College Football

Drake Martinez, an incoming sophomore linebacker in Michigan State's 2015 signing class, has been cleared to play this season after the Big Ten granted an intra-conference waiver, clearing the former Nebraska signee to have three years to use his remaining three years of eligibility.

College Baseball

The Michigan baseball team started off the Big Ten Tournament with a 4-1 win over Indiana at Target Field in Minneapolis. Michigan moves into the winner's bracket of bracket one and will face No. 19 Iowa at 6:00 p.m.  Michigan State fell to Maryland, 2-1.  State will next take on Nebraska on at 2:00 p.m. in a tournament elimination game.

Nascar

NASCAR Sprint Cup action stays in Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600 this weekend.

Girls’ Soccer

Kalamazoo Home School 2, B.C. Central 1

Harper Creek 2, Charlotte 1.  Jill Bammer had two goals and Kelly Klutts made nine saves.

Parma Western 1, Marshall 0.

Baseball

Coldwater beat Harper Creek 5-4.

Pennfield swept Olivet, 6-1 and 4-3.  Jordan Hultink with a complete-game in game 1.   Tanner Dean hit a 2-run homer.

Battle Creek Central split with Lansing Sexton, winning game 2 by a score of 7-5.  Avery Sanford got the pitching win.

Marshall 10, Williamston 4.  Alex Walton earned the win for Marshall and Trevor Greenwood was 3-for-4.

Bronson 11, Union City 2

Schoolcraft 9, Climax-Scotts 2.

Mendon beat Athens twice by the score of 3-2.

Softball  

Coldwater 9, Harper Creek 2.

Pennfield swept Olivet 8-3 and 15-6.  Alexa Stephenson picked up the win in both games and went 5 for 9 on the day.

Williamston took two from Marshall.  Mendon swept Athens.