It was a great opening day for the Tigers and their fans, as came within one out of a shutout in the Tigers' 4-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday.  J.D. Martinez and Alex Avila homered off Phil Hughes. Yoenis Cespedes tripled and scored in his Detroit debut. Cespedes also reached above the wall in left to catch Kurt Suzuki's drive in the third.  David Price retired the first 13Minnesotabatters and allowed five hits before being pulled with two on and two out in the ninth. Joe Nathan struck out Torii Hunter for the save, although Hunter argued to plate umpire Joe West that he checked his swing. The Twins lost in their first game under new manager Paul Molitor. The two teams have the day off today before resuming the set on Wednesday.

Porcello Gets 4-Year Contract

The Boston Red Sox and pitcher Rick Porcello have agreed to a four-year, $82.5 million contract that will begin next year and include a $500,000 signing bonus. Porcello was acquired in a December trade that brought Yoenis Cespedis to Detroit.

Collmenter Loses Start For D-Backs

Homer’s Josh Collmenter was tagged with an Opening Day loss as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Giants 5-4.  He gave up 5 runs in a little over 4 innings.

College Basketball

Duke rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half and downed Wisconsin, 68-63, in the national championship game in Indianapolis. Tyus Jones led all scorers with 23 points for the Blue Devils, who captured their fifth NCAA Tournament title in school history. All five titles have been won under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Grayson Allen netted 16 points off the bench in the victory. Frank Kaminsky finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Badgers, who beat previously-undefeated Kentucky to reach the title game. Wisconsin ends the year 36-and-4. The women's NCAA Final is tonight and it’ll be U-Conn versus Notre Dame.

Red Wings

The Red Wings have three games left, and play the home regular-season-finale tonight against Carolina.  The Wings recalled right wing Landon Ferraro on Monday fromGrand Rapidsof the AHL.  The 23-year-old Ferraro has 27 goals and 15 assists in 70 games with the Griffins this season. He played four games for the Red Wings last season.  Forward Justin Abdelkader was injured blocking a shot in the Wings shootout win inMinnesotaSaturday. He missed Sunday's loss toWashingtonand his status for tonight's game againstCarolinawill be determined after practice this morning. After tonight, the Red Wings play at Montreal on Thursday and finish the season at Carolina on Saturday.


The Pistons host the Celtics tomorrow night.

Michigan’s Albrecht to have Surgery

Michigan Wolverines guard Spike Albrecht will have surgery. Michigan coach John Beilein confirmed Monday that Albrecht, a junior guard, will undergo offseason hip surgery and should have a procedure "very quickly and miss the entire summer."

Albrecht's hip problems are similar to that of former teammate Max Bielfeldt, who underwent surgery last spring. The procedure amounted to shaving down an area of hip bone and paid major dividends.

Michigan Recruits Big Back

The Michigan Wolverines Football team got a 2016 commitment yesterday in running back Kingston Davis. The three-star Davis rushed for 1,432 yards and 14 touchdowns last season a tPrattville High School, playing in the same offense as current 2015 Michigan commit Keith Washington. Washington was Prattville's quarterback last season, but will be a cornerback at Michigan. Davis is not lacking any size at 6-foot-1, 225 pounds.