Tigers Deal Cards 10-4 Loss
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The Detroit Tigers bats remained hot as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals last night 10-4 at Busch Stadium. The Tigers pounded out 13 hits, including 3 homers, as they improved their record to 22-and-14 on the season. Miguel Cabrera hit his 399th homerun of his career, a two-run shot in the seventh. Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored and J.D. Martinez also went yard for the Tigers, who have won two straight games. Starter Shane Greene (4-2) earned the win after allowing just five over five scoreless innings. The two teams play game two of their series this afternoon. David Price will get the start for Detroit, up against Tyler Lyons of the Red Birds. Broadcast time is 1:50 on WBCK.
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock will make a decision on his future next week. General Manager Ken Holland, who along with Babcock, is at the World Championships in the Czech Rebulic, said yesterday that Babcock has not informed him of a decision. Babcock spoke with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres before leaving for the World Championships. Holland would not reveal how many teams asked for permission to speak with him.
The NHL playoffs resume this afternoon when the New York Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning in game one of the Eastern Conference finals. Game time is 1:00 p.m.
The Western Conference finals will get started on Sunday, when the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks skate against eachother.
Paul Pierce's potential game-tying three was waived off at the buzzer as the Atlanta Hawk Hawks held on to beat the Washington Wizards 94-91 to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
DeMarre Carroll had 25 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which won the second-round series four-games-to-two. They will now take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Golden State Warriors heading to NBA Western Conference Finals after beating Memphis Grizzlies 108-95 in game six of semifinal series
Stephan Curry had 32 points and 10 assists, as they won the series fiur-games-to-two.
They will take on the winner from the Houston Rockets-LA Clippers series, which is headed to a game-seven on Sunday.
Atlanta Hawks 94, Washington Wizards 91
(Hawks win series 4-2)
Golden State Warriors 108, Memphis Grizzlies 95
(Warriors win series 4-2)
The NCAA men's basketball rules committee has recommended a package of changes that would include the reduction of the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds.
The committee met earlier this month with an effort to improve the pace of play and improve scoring in the men's game. In addition to the shot clock reduction, a few other changes include the expansion of the restricted arc under the basket from three feet to four feet, the elimination of a team timeout in the second half and the removal of the ability for a coach to call timeout when the ball is live.
Webb Simpson fired a 5-under 67 in Friday's second round and he joined first- round leader Robert Streb in first place heading into the weekend at the Wells Fargo Championship. The duo of Simpson and Streb finished 36 holes at 10-under-par 134, two shots better than Martin Flores (67) and Patrick Rodgers (68), who share third place at 8-under 136.