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Matthew Boyd turned in six strong innings, as the Detroit Tigers got past the Cleveland Indians 4-1 yesterday. Boyd gave up seven hits, but just one run. Justin Wilson, Alex Wilson and Francisco Rodriguez contributed an inning scoreless relief. Alex Avila’s two-run homer in the second inning provided the winning margin. Detroit picked up a couple of insurance runs in the eighth, on an RBI single by Miguel Cabrera, and a bases-loaded wild pitch.
After taking two of three in Cleveland, the Tigers have today off. They’ll open a series in Florida against the Rays tomorrow evening. Michael Fulmer will start against Matt Andriese. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:45 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
Cabrera left yesterday’s game after that eighth-inning single with tightness in his lower back. He’s considered day-to-day.
The Milwaukee Brewers got a strong start from Wily Peralta, and edged the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 yesterday. Peralta gave up two runs over six innings. Ryan Braun, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames homered for Milwaukee. The Brewers open a set at Chicago against the Cubs tonight. Chase Anderson will pitch against John Lackey.
In track, Chassell, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Lake Linden-Hubbell, and Baraga are among the teams competing at the NMU Division III Dome Invitational today.
In softball, at the Spring Swing at the Superior Dome Saturday…
– Hancock fell to Negaunee 8-2, and lost to Ishpeming 7-2.
– Houghton lost to Newberry 8-7.
– Calumet fell to Ishpeming 10-8, and defeated Westwood 5-2.
Today’s softball game between Jeffers and Lake Linden-Hubbell has been postponed because of conflicts with the D III Dome track meet. A make-up date will be announced soon.
In the NHL playoffs yesterday…
– The Blues defeated the Wild 3-1. St. Louis leads that series three games to none.
– The Penguins got past the Blue Jackets 5-4 in overtime. Pittsburgh is up three games to none in that series.
– The Canadiens downed the Rangers 3-1. Montreal leads that set two games to one.
– The Oilers edged the Sharks 1-0. Edmonton is up two games to one in that set.
– The Senators face the Bruins. That set is tied at one win per team.
– The Capitals play the Maple Leafs. That series is tied at a win each.
– The Blackhawks take on the Predators. Nashville leads that set two games to none.
– The Ducks meet the Flames. Anaheim is up two games to none in that series.
In the NBA playoffs yesterday…
– The Wizards got past the Hawks 114-107.
– The Warriors outscored the Trail Blazers 121-109.
– The Bulls surprised the Celtics 106-102.
– The Rockets buried the Thunder 118-87.
Each of those winners leads their series one game to none.
– The Pacers face the Cavaliers. Indiana leads that set one game to none.
– The Spurs take on the Grizzlies. San Antonio is up one game to none in that series.
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