Sports: Tigers win 8-6; Start 10-Game Trip
The Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians late in an 8-6 win at Comerica Park Sunday, to win the series. Rajai Davis had three hits and three runs for Detroit, as they built a 2-0 lead in the first and led 7-2 after six innings. JD Martinez knocked in two runs. Miguel Cabrera finished 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI. Davis had to leave the game Sunday and is day-to-day with tightness in his right groin. Starter Kyle Lobstein gave up three runs in seven innings to get the win. Reliever Angel Nesbitt gave up two runs in just a third of an inning, and closer Joakim Soria allowed a solo homer before recording the save. The Tigers head to Minnesota for three games. David Price will get the start for Detroit tonight. Broadcast time is 7:45 on WBCK. After the Minnesota series, it’s on to Kansas City for four games, starting Thursday. The Royals lost twice to the Sox on Sunday as the Tigers take over first in the Central Division.
Justin Verlander will travel with the Tigers for their 10-game road trip because he may be able to throw at some point on the trip. Today marks one month since Verlander felt a strain in his triceps during Spring Training.
The Red Wings have a 3-2 lead in the first-round NHL playoff series over the Tampa Bay Lightning and host Game 6 tonight. Petr Mrazek will be in goal again tonight, after shutting out the high scoring Lightning for the second time in the series in Saturday’s 4-0 win. A win will send the Red Wings to the next round against Montreal, which took down Ottawa four games to two.
Minnesota Wild 4, St. Louis Blues 1 (Wild win series 4-2)
Montreal Canadiens 2, Ottawa Senators 0 (Canadiens win series 4-2)
Cleveland finished a four-game sweep of Boston 101-93 behind LeBron James' 27 points. The Cavaliers will face the winner of the Chicago-Milwaukee series, which the Bulls are leading 3-1 heading into Monday night's Game 5 in Chicago. The Washington Wizards completed their first four-game sweep in 33 years by beating Toronto, 125-94. Washington will play the winner of the Atlanta-Brooklyn series. The Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 to even their first-round series at two games apiece.
Kurt Busch won the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, beating teammate Kevin Harvick for his first win since March 2014. The race was moved to Sunday after being postponed due to rain on Saturday.
Lions’ Draft this Week
The NFL Draft begins on Thursday at Roosevelt University in Chicago. The Lions have the 23rd overall pick following an 11-and-5 season last year. Detroit picks at the 22nd spot in the second round and the 24th spot in rounds three and six. The Lions do not have a fourth-round pick this draft. Tampa Bay holds the top pick.