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The Detroit Tigers scored four runs in the ninth inning, and beat the Cleveland Indians 9-6 yesterday. David Price took a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning, but ran into trouble after his own throwing error with two outs opened the door for the Indians to score three runs. All were unearned. Detroit reclaimed the lead with three runs in the seventh. Cleveland tied it with two in the eighth inning off Ian Kroll. Kroll was credited with a blown save, and then with the win, after the Tigers’ four-run burst in the top of the ninth. The Indians scored another off Joakim Soria in the bottom of the inning. Anthony Gose led off the game with a home run for Detroit. Yoenis Cespedes and Ian Kinsler each drove in two runs.
The Tigers continue that series at Cleveland this afternoon. Kyle Lobstein will start against T.J. House. Hear the first pitch at 1:10 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez left yesterday’s game favoring his left knee after an at-bat in the seventh inning. After the game, manager Brad Ausmus said the injury does not appear to be serious, and he expects Martinez will be able to play today.
The Milwaukee Brewers claimed their first win of the season, shutting out the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 yesterday. Coming off a miserable spring, Jimmy Nelson held the Bucs to two hits over seven innings. Jean Segura hit a two-run homer for Milwaukee. The Brewers host the Pirates again this afternoon. Kyle Lohse will start against Casey Sadler.
The Finlandia softball team was shut out twice at Wisconsin-Oshkosh Friday, 9-0 and 8-0. The Lions collected only four hits on the afternoon, The result of the Lions’ games at at Cleary University Saturday were not reported. Finlandia has two games scheduled at Olivet College today.
The two Finlandia baseball games at Maranatha Bible Baptist University Friday were canceled because of poor field conditions. The Lions split their two games at Maranatha Saturday, losing the first contest 3-2, but taking the nightcap 5-3 for the first victory of the season. Luke Paul gave up five hits and struck out seven to earn the win.
Providence Takes Hockey Title
Providence College stunned Boston University 4-3 to win the NCAA Division I hockey title Saturday night.
NHL – Red Wings Close Regular Season with Shutout
The Detroit Red Wings wrapped up their regular season with a 2-0 victory at Carolina Saturday night. Petr Mrazek made 35 saves for the Wings, who finished in third place in the Atlantic Division.
NBA – Pistons to Host Hornets
The Detroit Pistons will close their home schedule against the Charlotte Hornets this afternoon.