Sports: Tigers Win; Wings Lose
The Detroit Tigers opened a ten-game road trip with a 5-4 win over the Twins last night in Minnesota. Jose Iglesias finished a double shy of hitting for the cycle and went three-for-five at the plate, including a solo home run. Yoenis Cespedes had a three-run homer. David Price got his second win of the season, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out seven in six innings of work. Joakim Soria earned his eighth save with a one-hit ninth. The Tigers had built a 4-0 lead, but had to hang on to win it. Tonight is game two in Minnesota. Anibal Sanchez will be on the mound for Detroit. Broadcast time is 7:45 on WBCK.
The Red Wings lost 5-2 in game six at Joe Louis Arena, and now must win Wednesday in Tampa. The Wings got behind 3-0 in the first period. Tomas Tatar scored both goals for Detroit, on a second-period power-play and at full strength in the third. Petr Mrazek turned aside 23 shots in the loss. The winner of Wednesday’s game 7 will advance to the next round against Montreal.
Washington Capitals 2, NY Islanders 1. Capitals win the series, 4-3.
Milwaukee Bucks 94, Chicago Bulls 88 (Bulls lead series 3-2). The winner of the series will face Cleveland.
Brooklyn Nets 120, Atlanta Hawks 115 (OT) (Hawks lead series 3-1). The winner of that series faces Washington.
Portland Trailblazers 99, Memphis Grizzlies 92 (Grizzlies lead series 3-1).
The Clippers and Spurs were idle and are even at two games each.
Hatch to work with Michigan Team
University of Michigan freshman guard Austin Hatch is ending his basketball career and will be an undergraduate student assistant coach in the upcoming season. Hatch survived two plane crashes and recovered from life threatening injuries before making his debut with the Wolverines last December. In making the announcement yesterday, Michigan head coach John Beilein said the decision to change the guard’s status was difficult, but will allow him to keep his scholarship and obtain his degree from U of M. Beilein also said the move will let Hatch participate in training and practice and allow him to travel with the team.
Michigan in the running for Top Recruit
One of the top recruits in the country has narrowed his decisions of schools down to five, and the Michigan Wolverines are on the list. Forward Jaylen Brown, the top unsigned 2015 prospect in America out of Marietta, Georgia, is no longer including Georgia, Georgia Tech, and UCLA among his list of possible destinations. If true, that shrinks Brown’s list down to California, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina. The 6-foot-7 small forward ranks No. 2 among 2015 prospects in the 247 Sports Composite ranking and is rated as the No. 1 overall member of his class by Scout.com.
Tigers officials said yesterday that starting pitcher Justin Verlander’s right triceps injury is slowly healing. Verlander had a second MRI late last week and the test showed less inflammation in his arm. He has not thrown a ball since mid-April, and a timetable for his return has not been set.
Outfielder Rajai Davis left Detroit’s 8-6 win over Cleveland Sunday with tightness in his groin and was cleared to play against the Twins last night, but was held out as a precaution.
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.
High School Golf
Lakeview’s Boys Golf team leads the SMAC Championships tournament after one day. The Spartans lead Portage Central by 14 strokes. Andrew Walker shot a 2-under 69. Gull Lake is in third. The Tourney will be completed at Bedford Valley on May 18th.
Pennfield 3, Coldwater 1.
St. Joseph 8, B.C. Central 0
Marshall 3, Parma Western 1
Olivet 8, Maple Valley 0
High School Baseball
Homer swept St. Phillip, 11-6 and 13-0.
Union City and Colon split two. The Chargers won game two 11-7. Colon won game one, 9-6.
High School Softball
Climax-Scotts swept Waldron, 17-3 and 12-4.
Marshall 7, Pennfield 1
Columbia Central 5, St. Philip 3