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4.24.15:  Tigers fall to the Yankees while Wings drop game in OT

 

 

DETROIT (AP) — Brian McCann drove in Jacoby Ellsbury with the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 yesterday afternoon. Ellsbury led off the eighth with a double off Tom Gorzelanny. Anibal Sanchez allowed one run on one hit and four walks in 6 1/3 innings.

 

 

— Tyler Johnson scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings last night. The Red Wings led 2-0 in the third period before Johnson scored with 5:26 remaining. He then assisted on Ondrej Palat’s tying goal 77 seconds later. Gustav Nyquist and Joakim Andersson scored in the second period for Detroit.

 

In last night’s game, the Tampa Bay goalie was victimized by a fluky goal in the second period against Detroit last night in Game 4 of their playoff series. Joakim Andersson’s shot bounced routinely off Bishop and up in the air. Bishop tried to bat the puck away with his stick but instead accidentally knocked it back off the crossbar. The puck fell to the ice and slowly slid across the goal line.

 


4.23.15:  Yankees pound Price, Tigers in 13-4 rout

 

DETROIT (AP) — The New York Yankees scored six runs off David Price in the first inning amid swirling snow flurries, and Mark Teixeira added a three-run homer in the seventh to cap a 13-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

Price (1-1) allowed eight runs and 10 hits in 2 1-3 innings, his second straight terrible start against the Yankees. Detroit has lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Adam Warren (1-1) allowed four runs in the bottom of the first, walking four of the first five batters he faced, but he was fine after that. He ended up allowing five hits in 5 2-3 innings, and New York kept padding its lead. The Yankees (8-7) moved above .500 for the first time this year.

Gregorio Petit hit a three-run double during that first inning, when Price threw 51 pitches on a 38-degree night at Comerica Park.


4.22.15:  Eovaldi gets first win with Yankees

 

DETROIT (AP) — Chris Young and Stephen Drew homered in a three-run seventh and Nathan Eovaldi earned his first win with the New York Yankees, 5-2 over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Eovaldi (1-0) gave up a run on eight hits and a walk in seven-plus innings. Eovaldi started the eighth, but was removed after allowing a leadoff double to Alex Avila.

Eovaldi wasn’t dominant, but got four double plays. Three were routine, but he started the fourth one with a blind snag of a liner hit right at his chest. Eovaldi then flipped to first to easily double off J.D. Martinez.

The Tigers scored in the ninth when Andrew Miller walked Nick Castellanos and Rajai Davis to force in a run. He then struck out Jose Iglesias for his fifth save.

Kyle Lobstein (1-1) yielded one run and three hits in six innings. He walked four. Four Tigers relievers combined to allow three runs in the seventh, letting the Yankees pull away.


4.22.15:  Mrazek shuts out Lightning 3-0; Detroit takes series lead

 

DETROIT (AP) — Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for his first postseason shutout, and Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored for Detroit in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night that gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead in their playoff series.

The 23-year-old Mrazek was coach Mike Babcock’s choice to start in this series instead of Jimmy Howard, and the youngster has acquitted himself well in his postseason debut.

He made 44 saves in a 3-2 victory in the opener, and although he was pulled after two periods in a 5-1 loss the following game, Mrazek bounced back nicely at home.

After being outshot badly in the first two games at Tampa Bay, the Red Wings were able to contain the high-scoring Lightning on Tuesday in a tightly contested matchup.


4.21.15:  Tigers rally in 7th off Sabathia, beat Yankees 2-1

 

DETROIT (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes hit consecutive RBI singles in the seventh inning, and Joba Chamberlain got Jacoby Ellsbury to hit into a crucial double play in the eighth, helping the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.

CC Sabathia (0-3) faced the minimum number of hitters through the first six innings, but with two out and a man on second in the seventh, the Yankees intentionally walked Victor Martinez. J.D. Martinez followed with a sharp single that shortstop Didi Gregorius was unable to keep in the infield, and Cespedes’ single scored Martinez.

The Yankees had men on first and third with one out in the eighth when Chamberlain relieved Alfredo Simon (3-0). Ellsbury’s hard grounder went right to second baseman Ian Kinsler, and the double play ended the threat.

Joakim Soria pitched the ninth for his fifth save.


4.20.15:  119th Boston Marathon

 

Boston Marathon runners are arriving at the athletes village in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and security is tight for the 119th running of the venerable race.

Police are patrolling the area with bomb-sniffing dogs. Authorities say more than 3,000 officers — uniformed and undercover — have been deployed for Monday’s marathon.

It’s the second edition since terrorist bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the finish line in 2013.

Among those waiting for the start of the 26.2-mile race was Jessica Colindres, a Guatemala native who lives in Massachusetts and was stopped less than a mile from the finish in 2013 when police closed the course.

She says her goal is a “happy, healthy and safe” race.


4.17.15:  The Red Wings beat Tampa Bay 3-2

 

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and Petr Mrazek had 44 saves in his NHL playoff debut to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference series Thursday night.

Datsyuk scored on two of the first four shots the Red Wings got against Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop. Luke Glendening’s short-handed goal gave Detroit a 3-1 lead early in the third period.

Mrazek, named Detroit’s starter for Game 1 over veteran Jimmy Howard, gave up a short-handed goal to Brian Boyle in the first period and a late goal to Nikita Nesterov that enabled the Lightning to pull within 3-2.

Tampa Bay outshot the Red Wings 46-14, but went 0 for 7 on the power play — failing to even get a shot off on the final opportunity in the closing seconds of the game.


4.16.15:  Tigers shut down Pirates again in 1-0 victory

 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alfredo Simon gave up two hits over eight dominant innings, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Rajai Davis hit a leadoff homer in the sixth against Francisco Liriano (0-1) as Detroit shut out Pittsburgh for the second straight day. Joakim Soria worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save while filling in for injured Joe Nathan.

Detroit won two of three in the interleague series despite scoring just seven runs. Simon (2-0) struck out only two but took advantage of solid defense behind him as the Tigers handed Pittsburgh consecutive home losses for the first time since last August.

Detroit had just five hits off four Pittsburgh pitchers but received all the offense it would need when Davis hit his first home run of the season.


4.16.15:  Jackson has 24, Pistons beat Knicks 112-90 to close season

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Reggie Jackson had 24 points and 11 assists and the Detroit Pistons closed out the season with a 112-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

Andre Drummond and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope each had 17 points for Detroit. Caron Butler had 14, and Greg Monroe, Anthony Tolliver and Jodie Meeks each had 10.

Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 25 points, and Cole Aldrich added a career-high 24.

The Pistons (32-50) finished with their most wins since going 39-43 in 2008-09, the last season that they made the playoffs.

The Knicks (17-65) set a franchise record for fewest wins and finished with the second-worst record in the NBA. They have a 19.9 percent chance of getting the first pick in the lottery and can’t pick lower than fifth.


4.15.15:   Greene throws 8 strong innings as Tigers beat Pirates 2-0

 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shane Greene pitched eight strong innings and the Detroit Tigers bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

Greene (2-0), a 26-year-old right-hander, allowed just three singles and two of them never left the infield. He had three strikeouts and no walks after the Tigers’ six-game winning streak ended on Monday with a 5-4 loss.

Greene has allowed only one unearned run in 16 innings through his first two starts of the season. Acquired from the New York Yankees in an offseason trade that also included the Arizona Diamondbacks, Greene also pitched eight innings last Thursday to beat the Minnesota Twins.

Though Greene threw just 81 pitches, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus called on Joakim Soria to pitch the ninth. Soria retired the side in order for his third save.