Oct 29th, 2013 - Sports News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jon Lester was superb once again as the Boston Red Sox took a three-games-to-two lead in the World Series.
Lester pitched into the eighth inning for the second time in the Fall Classic as the Red Sox knocked off St. Louis 3-1 in Game 5. The lefty held the Cardinals to a run and four hits while striking out seven over 7 2/3 innings. Lester pitched shutout ball over 7 2/3 innings to help the Red Sox win the series opener.
The Cardinals hung tough with Boston for the first six innings. Matt Holliday tied the game with his second solo homer of the series, a blast to left-center in the fourth. Boston regained the lead with a two-run seventh as David Ross doubled home the tie-breaking run before Jacoby Ellsbury added an RBI single.
Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz is Lester's chief competition for series MVP honors so far. Ortiz doubled home Boston's first run of the night and finished 3-for-4 for the second consecutive game. He's hitting .733 with a pair of two-run homers and six RBIs in the series.
Cards starter and loser Adam Wainwright struck out 10 in seven innings but also surrendered three runs and eight hits.
The Red Sox can wrap up their third World Series title in 10 seasons when they host the Redbirds on Wednesday. Boston hasn't clinched a World Series title at home since 1918, when a guy named Babe Ruth pitched the Red Sox to two of their four victories.
John Lackey will take the mound for Boston against Michael Wacha who was the winning pitcher in Game 2.
Mar 6th, 2014 - Local News
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — If it's March, it must be time to try to set another world record in Grand Rapids.
Gilda's LaughFest organizers in the past three years have overseen record-setting att...
Mar 5th, 2014 - Local News
Beginning today through April 13, Grand Rapids will be joining 253 communitities in its 11th 40 Days For Life vigil in front of the Heritage Clinic, 320 East Fulton, in Grand Rapids.
As of this we...
Mar 6th, 2014 - State News
RAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $25 million on navigation projects in the Great Lakes, including dredging of harbors choked with silt because of low water leve...
Mar 5th, 2014 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has declared March as colorectal cancer awareness month in Michigan.
In a statement, the governor says the observance will help highlight the prevalence and...
Mar 6th, 2014 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican congressmen have delivered Ash Wednesday speeches condemning widespread persecution of the world's Christians.
Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne said that in the weeks l...
Mar 5th, 2014 - National News
CONEJOS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says a backcountry skier has been killed in a snow slide in southern Colorado.
The center says the death occurred Tuesday. The aval...
Mar 6th, 2014 - International News
Ukraine (AP) — Lawmakers in the embattled Crimean region of Ukraine have decided to hold a referendum March 16 on whether Crimea should become part of Russia.
One lawmaker says, "This is our res...
Mar 5th, 2014 - International News
— Top diplomats from the West and Russia are trying to find an end to the crisis in Ukraine. The envoys from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., Britain and France were originally planning to discuss Syria's...
Mar 6th, 2014 - Sports News
UBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — D.J. Augustin scored 26 points off the bench and Joakim Noah had a triple-double as the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 105-94 on Wednesday night.
Noah finished w...
Mar 5th, 2014 - Sports News
— No. 12 Michigan wrapped up its first outright Big Ten title in 28 years as Nik Stauskas dropped in 24 points to lead the Wolverines' 84-53 rout of Illinois. The Wolverines hit five straight 3-poin...
Jan 24th, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.
The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 19...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...