Morning Sports for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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Tigers Fall to Dodgers in 10th
Mac Scherzer pitched effectively… but the Tigers wound up losing to the Dodgers 3-2 in 10 innings last night. Scherzer gave up two runs over seven inning… and left the game trailing 2-1. Victor Martinez tied the game with an r-b-i single with two outs in the ninth… but L-A scored the game-winner off Joba Chamberlain in the 10th. That quick series wraps up on the West Coast tonight. Anibal Sanchez will start for Detroit. Josh Beckett is expected to come off the disabled list to start for the Dodgers. He’s been nursing a sore thumb. We’ll join the game after Red Wings hockey on AM 1400, WCCY.
Torii Hunter had to leave last night’s game with a knee injury… after crashing into the left field wall chasing a foul ball. He’s listed as “day-to-day.”
The Brewers spoiled the Phillies’ home opener with a 10-4 victory. Ryan Braun hit three home runs, and moved past Geoff Jenkins into third place on Milwaukee’s all-time home run list. The Brewers play at Philadelphia again this evening. Matt Garza will pitch against Roberto Hernandez.
Red Wings Bounce Sabres
The Red Wings took a step toward clinching a playoff berth last night, with a 4-2 victory over the Sabres. Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots to earn the win in goal. The Wings have three games remaining in the regular season… and skate at Pittsburgh tonight. Faceoff is at 8:00 on AM 1400, WCCY.
Robertson to Head WCHA
Former Minnesota Wild executive Bill Robertson has been chosen as the new Commissioner of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Robertson was Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting for the Wild and its parent company from 1999-2011. He has spent the past several years as a consultant to a sports marketing company. He replaces Bruce McLeod, who is retiring after 20 years as Commissioner. Learn more about Robertson here.
Pistons Ground Hawks
The Pistons held the Hawks to 17 points in the final quarter… and claimed a 102-95 victory. Rodney Stuckey started for the injured Josh Smith… and led Detroit with 29 points. Smith has tendinitis in his knee. Andre Drummond added 19 points and 17 rebounds. He has 53 double-soubles this season – more than anyone else in the Eastern Conference. Detroit has four games left in the regular season… including tonight’s game at Cleveland.
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