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Kero Named All-American – Saturday Sports Wrap

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The Detroit Tigers spoiled the Cleveland Indians’ home opener yesterday with an 8-4 victory. Cleveland did finally score the first earned runs off Detroit pitching this season, breaking through for three against Alfredo Simon in the sixth inning. By that time, the Tigers had already scored five times, powered by a two-run Nick Castellanos homer. Detroit added three insurance runs in the seventh, and finished with 18 hits. The Tigers continue that series at Cleveland this afternoon. David Price will start against Corey Kluber. Hear the first pitch at 4:10 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

Tigers’ closer Joe Nathan has been diagnosed with a grade one flexor strain, and has been told not to pick up a baseball for a week. An examination showed no structural damage. He’s been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Blaine Hardy has been called up to fill in.

Tigers’ starter Justin Verlander threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday, and said afterward that he felt good. If he feels no ill effects today, he’ll likely throw again tomorrow. Verlander is on the DL with a triceps strain.

The Milwaukee Brewers remained winless, falling to the Pirates 6-2 last night. Mike Fiers gave up five runs over five innings, and took the loss. had yesterday off, and entertain the Pirates tonight. Jimmy Nelson will pitch against Vance Worley.


Kero Named All-American
Hancock native Tanner Kero was named to the American Hockey Coaches All-American Hockey Team on Friday. Kero won the Western Collegiate Hockey Association scoring title, and led Michigan Tech to second-place finishes in both the WCHA regular season and championship tournament. He is the first Husky since Jamie Ram in 1994 to be named a first team All-American. Read more about Kero’s selection here.

Finlandia Lions New LogoThe Finlandia softball team was shut out twice at Wisconsin-Oshkosh yesterday afternoon, 9-0 and 8-0. The Lions collected only four hits on the afternoon, Finlandia will play two at Cleary University today, and two at Olivet College tomorrow.

The two Finlandia baseball games at Maranatha Bible Baptist University Friday were canceled because of poor field conditions. The Lions are still scheduled to play two games at Maranatha today.

Frozen Four Title Game Tonight
Boston University and Providence College will meet for the NCAA Division I hockey title tonight, Face-off is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

NHL – Red Wings to Close Regular Season
The Detroit Red Wings wrap up their regular season at Carolina tonight.

NBA – Pistons Lose to Pacers
The Detroit Pistons lost to the Indiana Pacers 107-103 last night. Former Piston Rodney Stuckey scored 24 points, and hit several key baskets down the stretch. Reggie Jackson scored 21 for Detroit. The Pistons made less than half of their free throws. The Pistons have three games remaining. They’ll close their home schedule against the Hornets tomorrow afternoon.

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