Morning Sports for Tuesday, March 25th:
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In the N-H-L… the Red Wings skate at Columbus tonight. Faceoff is at 7:30 on AM 1400, WCCY.
In the N-B-A last night… the Pistons used a strong inside game to beat the Jazz 114-94, and break their five-game losing streak. Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe combined for 37 points and 25 rebounds. Rodney Stuckey scored 19 off the bench for Detroit. The Pistons return home to face the Cavaliers tomorrow night. Tip-off is at 7:30 on AM 1400, WCCY.
Yesterday’s Finlandia baseball doubleheader at the Illinois Institute of Technology was postponed because of bad weather.
In baseball spring training action yesterday, the Tigers game against the Pirates was rained out. The Tigers will face the Braves this afternoon. Hear the broadcast on AM 1400, WCCY.
The Tigers brought another shortstop into camp yesterday… trading utility player Steve Lombardozzi to the Orioles for veteran Alex Gonzalez. Gonzalez is 37 years old. He was released by the Brewers last season… but had a hot spring after being signed by Baltimore as a minor-league free agent.
The Tigers have signed outfielder J-D Martinez to a minor-league contract… just two days after he was released by the Astros. Martinez is expected to open the season at Toledo.
Anibal Sanchez threw 71 pitches in a minor-league game yesterday morning, and reported no soreness in his shoulder. Rajai Davis had two hits as the designated hitter in that game, and said his sore hamstring is feeling better. Both are expected to be ready for opening day… as is Don Kelley, who tweaked a hamstring during Sunday’s game.
The Brewers had a scheduled day off yesterday, and will play the Giants this afternoon.
The Houghton Gremlins will remain in Class B for high school athletics for the 2014-2015 school year. According to the list released by the Michigan High School Athletic Association this morning, all of our area schools will stay in the same classes. The only two U.P. schools that move are St. Ignace and Newberry, which drop from C to D next year.
The Gibson Cup series between the Pioneers and Wolverines opens Thursday night. We’ll broadcast all the games on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. To make sure your team’s scores are included in morning sports, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.