Sports: Tigers Blank Cubs 6-0
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)
The Tigers beat the Cubs 6-0 at Comerica Park. Anibal Sanchez raised his record to 4-7. He scattered six hits while striking out seven in seven and two third innings. Rajai Davis had two hits and scored twice in the leadoff spot. Ian Kinsler and Nick Castellanos each had two RBI, while Miguel Cabrera went 3 for 3 and J.D. Martinez knocked in a run as they beat Cubs lefty Jon Lester. Rajai Davis helped keep the Cubs off the scoreboard with a leaping catch at the left field wall to rob David Ross of a two-run homer in the second inning. Shane Green starts for Detroit tonight. Broadcast time is 6:40 p.m. on WBCK. The Tigers are 3 1/2 games behind Kansas City in the Central Division. The Royals beat the Twins again last night.
Verlander to Start
Justin Verlander will make his season debut at Comerica Park Saturday against the Indians. He finished his second rehab start with Triple-A Toledo last Saturday, going five and two-third innings with nine strikeouts.
Avila has setback
Alex Avila has been shut down for the time being after complaining of soreness in his left knee this past weekend in Chicago. Avila underwent an MRI exam on Monday and is awaiting a second opinion from Dr. Kyle Anderson, who diagnosed Avila with a loose body in his knee in mid-May.
The Bombers lost to the Wisconsin Woodchucks, 12-6. Those two teams play again tonight in Wausau.
The Chicago Blackhawks will host the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight in game-four of the Stanley Cup finals tonight. The Lightning lead the series 2-1.
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 96-91 in Game Three of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena to take a 2-1 lead. LeBron James had 40 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists and four steals as the Cavs held off a furious Golden State fourth-quarter rally. The four-time MVP is averaging 41 points, 12 rebounds and 8.3 assists in the series. Steph Curry finished with 27 points. Game Four is in Cleveland on Thursday.
Blashill New Wings Coach
The Detroit Red Wings are beginning a new era with the hiring of head coach Jeff Blashill. The Wings gave Blashill a four-year contract. Terms were not disclosed.
Chris Chelios is interested in moving from the front office to behind the bench. The Hall-of-Fame defenseman has emerged as a candidate to become an assistant coach under new coach Jeff Blashill, according to former Red Wing and TSN analyist Aaron Ward.
No. 2-ranked Gull Lake is back in the state championship for the third straight year after shutting out 10th-ranked DeWitt, 1-0. Amanda Pavletic had the only goal of the match. Gull Lake junior goalkeeper Regan Troff only had to make four saves to earn the shutout. Gull Lake heads to the state championship on Friday at MSU to play Fenton at 4 p.m.
High School Baseball
Climax-Scotts had their baseball season end, losing 3-0 to Centreville in the state quarterfinals Tuesday at Bailey Park. Michael Kool pitched a no-hitter for Centreville.
Bronson beat Grand Rapids West Catholic 5-0 in the state quarterfinals at Davenport University. Skler Sobeski had a one-hitter for the win. Bronson plays Montague Friday at MSU at 5:30 p.m. in the state semifinals.
Tigers Draft, Day 2
The Tigers continued to stock up with pitchers in yesterday's second day of the MLB First Year Player draft. Detroit picked up four more pitchers in rounds 3-10. Detroit also picked outfielder Cam Gibson, son of former Tigers star Kirk Gibson, in the fifth round.
The Battle Creek Coyotes, 2-0 in league play, have their third straight road game this Saturday against the Michiana Thunderhawks at 4 p.m.