Sports: Tigers Lose to Cards; Take Series
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)
The Tigers lost to the Cards 2-1 last night, but Detroit took two out of three in St. Louis. Detroit got on the board in the first on an RBI double from Miguel Cabrera. But Lance Lynn was tough on the mound for the Cards…and drove in the tying run with the bat. Alfredo Simon pitched a great game for the Tigers, but made a mistake to Colton Wong in the 6th. The Tigers are 23-15 on the season and head home for seven games. The Milwaukee Brewers come in for three night games, and the best team in the majors, the Houston Astros, come in for four after that. Kyle Lobstein starts for Detroit tonight. Broadcast time is 6:40 p.m. on WBCK.
Tigers pitcher Shane Greene expects to make his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Brewers. He left Friday's game at St. Louis after five innings with some minor tendon inflammation that left his hand numb and tingly. Greene threw a side session on Sunday and declared himself good to go.
Marlins manager Mike Redmond was fired Sunday.
The Houston Rockets, down 3 games to one, came back with three straight wins over the L.A. Clippers to win the series, 4-3. Sunday’s final was 113-100. James Hardin had 31 points. The Rockets play Golden State in game one on Tuesday. The Cavs and Hawks play game one on Wednesday.
The Grand Rapids Griffins eliminated the Rockford IceHogs in the second round of the Calder Cup series with a 5-3 win last night. The Griffins will play either Utica or Oklahoma City beginning later next week. Utica, the No. 1 seed in the conference, leads the series 3-2 with Game Six on Monday.
The Anaheim Ducks drew first blood in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday. Frederik Anderson made 32 saves as Anaheim cruised to a 4-1 home win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One of the Western Conference finals. The Ducks will host Game Two of the best-of-seven set Tuesday night.
The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning will meet in Game Two of the East finals tonight in New York. The Rangers captured a 2-1 win in the series-opener on Saturday.
Canada beat Russia 6-1 in the final of the world championships in Prague. Canada won after all nine games in the tournament and scoring an impressive 60 goals.
Team USA claimed the bronze medal by beating tournament hosts, the Czech Republic, 3-0. The Americans scored a goal in each period – through Nick Bonino, Trevor Lewis and Charlie Coyle.
Rory McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship and a little over 7 million dollars. He ended 21 under for the tournament, after an incredible 11 under in round three on Saturday to beat the rest of the field by at least 7 strokes. His total of 267 smashed Anthony Kim's tournament record score of 272. Kim set that mark in 2008.
Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers were second, followed by Phil Mickelson and Gary Woodland.
The Michigan softball team is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals. U-of-M used a five-run first to cruise to a 10-3 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Wolverines will now host Georgia in a best-of-three Super Regional this Thursday and Friday for the right to go to the Women's College World Series.
As Detroit Lions players continue offseason workouts, team owners are in San Francisco for the NFL's Spring League Meetings. The session runs through Wednesday. Among the topics expected to be on the agenda are "Deflategate," extra points, the LA stadium situation, and future Super Bowl sites.
Denny Hamlin held off Kevin Harvick during the final 10-lap segment to win Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top-five. The SCS stays in Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600 next weekend.