Tigers blanked again – Tuesday Morning Sports Update

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Oakland A’s 2, Detroit Tigers 0
Cleveland Guardians 12, Chicago White Sox 9 – 11 Innings
Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego Padres 0

Athletics 2, Tigers 0 – A’s beat Tigers 2-0 as Blackburn improves to 4-0
Paul Blackburn threw 6 2/3 strong innings to improve to 4-0 as the Oakland A’s shutout the Detroit Tigers 2-0 to snap a season-high nine-game losing streak. Tony Kemp hit a solo home run in the third and Chad Pinder added an RBI single in the fourth. Blackburn gave up four hits and struck out three before leaving in the seventh inning. Despite walking two batters, rookie Dany Jiménez escaped damage and earned his fifth save to finish off the four-hitter.

Guardians 12, White Sox 9 – F/11 – Naylor powers big comeback, Guardians stun White Sox in 11
Josh Naylor hit a tying grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning and a three-run homer in the 11th, powering a huge comeback that carried the Cleveland Guardians to a wild 12-9 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Naylor also had a run-scoring double in the eighth and finished with eight RBIs for the Guardians, who stunned Chicago by rallying from an 8-2 deficit in the ninth aided by two White Sox errors. Andrés Giménez led off the inning with a homer and then doubled home a run in the 10th as the Guardians snapped Chicago’s six-game winning streak.

Cubs 6, Padres 0 – Hendricks brilliant for 8 2/3 innings as Cubs snap skid
Kyle Hendricks came within one out of three-hit shutout for the Chicago Cubs, who beat the listless San Diego Padres 6-0 to snap a season-high five-game losing streak. Manager David Ross came out to get Hendricks after he got Jurickson Profar to fly out to left on his 116th pitch. Hendricks struck out rookie José Azocar to open the ninth and walked Jake Cronenworth on six pitches before going to a full count against Profar. Scott Effros came on and retired Manny Machado. Hendricks (2-3) didn’t allow a runner to reach scoring position.

Oakland (Montas 2-2) at Detroit (Skubal 1-2), 1:10 p.m. – Game 1        WSJM/WCSY 12:50
(Game 1, Oakland is the home team)
Oakland (Martinez 0-0) at Detroit (Faedo 0-0), 4:40 p.m. – Game 2       WSJM/WCSY
Cleveland (Quantrill 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Giolito 1-1), 8:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Miley 0-0) at San Diego (Clevinger 0-0), 9:40 p.m.

MLB – MLB plans London games in 2023, 2024 and 2026
Major League Baseball plans to play regular-season games in London in 2023, 2024 and 2026. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox split two games at London’s Olympic Stadium in June 2019. The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs were scheduled to play there in June 2020, but those games were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. MLB plans to hold a Home Run Derby at London’s Crystal Palace Park on July 9 this year.

NBA – National Basketball Association – 2022 NBA Playoffs – 2nd Round
Last Night
Boston Celtics 116, Milwaukee Bucks 108                        (Series Tied 2-2)
Golden State Warriors 101, Memphis Grizzlies 98            (GSW Leads 3-1)

Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m.                       (Series Tied 2-2)
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns, 10:00 p.m.                   (Series Tied 2-2)

NBA – Suns coach: NBA should consider families-only seats at games
Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams says the NBA should consider having a special section in the stands reserved for the families of visiting teams in the wake of Chris Paul’s family being harassed during a playoff game in Dallas. The incident happened Sunday during Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Dallas Mavericks and Suns. The Mavericks said afterward that they were aware of an incident between a fan and Paul’s family at American Airlines Center and that the fan was ejected. Paul tweeted about the incident after it happened but didn’t speak to the media following practice Monday.

NCAAMBKB/NBA – Former NBA, Michigan State star Adreian Payne shot, killed
Former Michigan State basketball standout and NBA player Adreian Payne has died in a shooting. He was 31. The sheriff’s office in Orange County, Florida said deputies responded to a shooting Monday morning when Payne was identified and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Lawrence Dority was present at the scene, according to the sherriff’s office. The 29-year-old Dority was arrested on a first-degree murder warrant after homicide detectives interviewed him. Payne played in 107 NBA games, averaging four points and three rebounds, over four seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic.

NHL – National Hockey League – 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs – 1st Round
Pittsburgh Penguins 7, New York Rangers 2                      (PIT Leads 3-1)
Florida Panthers 3, Washington Capitals 2 – OT                (Series Tied 2-2)
Colorado Avalanche 5, Nashville Predators 3                   (COL Wins 4-0)
Calgary Flames 4, Dallas Stars 1                                      (Series Tied 2-2)

Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes, 7:00 p.m.              (Series Tied 2-2)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:30 p.m.      (Series Tied 2-2)
St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild, 9:30 p.m.                     (Series Tied 2-2)
Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers, 10:00 p.m.            (Series Tied 2-2)

NHL – Islanders fire coach Barry Trotz after missing playoffs
The New York Islanders have fired coach Barry Trotz after missing the playoffs in his fourth season with the team. General manager Lou Lamoriello made the surprising announcement more than a week after the regular season ended. Trotz coached the Islanders to playoff appearances in each of his first three years with them. They failed to qualify this year after starting the season on a 13-game road trip and enduring a string of coronavirus-related absences and injuries that derailed the season. Trotz had one year left on his contract. He joined the Islanders in 2018 after winning the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals.

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Minnesota Lynx at Indiana Fever, 7:00 p.m.

NCAAFB – NCAA clarifies compensation rules but is crackdown likely?
College sports leaders are trying to send a warning to schools and boosters when it comes to paying athletes for endorsement and sponsorship deals: There are still rules and they will be enforced. The NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors has approved guidance clarifying the types of payments and booster involvement that could be considered recruiting violations. It is not clear whether the NCAA will clamp down on boosters offering money to recruits or whether it will be taken to court over it.

NFL – Mississippi sues Favre, wrestlers, over welfare misspending
The Mississippi Department of Human Services is suing retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre, three former pro wrestlers and several other people and businesses to try to recover millions of misspent welfare dollars that were intended to help some of the poorest people in the nation. The lawsuit was filed Monday. It says the defendants “squandered” more than $20 million in money from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families anti-poverty program. The suit was filed less than two weeks after a mother and son who ran a nonprofit group and an education company in Mississippi pleaded guilty to state criminal charges tied to the misspending.

MILB – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
No games last night

Great Lakes Loons at Lake County Captains, 11:00 a.m.
Dayton Dragons at Lansing Lugnuts, 11:05 a.m.
Beloit Snappers at West Michigan Whitecaps, 6:35 p.m.
Fort Wayne Tin Caps at South Bend Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Last Night
Girls Soccer
St. Joseph 1, Lakeshore 0
Our Lady of the Lake 8, Michigan Lutheran 0
Edwardsburg 8, Niles 0
Plainwell 3, Dowagiac 1
Buchanan 8, Bronson 0
Allegan 6, Sturgis 0
Paw Paw 4, Three Rivers 1
Vicksburg 3, Otsego 1
Coloma 1, Lawton 0
Kalamazoo Hackett 8, Watervliet 0
Fennville 2, Constantine 1
Delton-Kellogg 2, Olivet 1
Kalamazoo Christian 2, Parchment 0
Schoolcraft 3, Saugatuck 1
Mattawan 8, Battle Creek Central 0
Portage Central 9, Battle Creek Central 0
Gull Lake 8, Kalamazoo Central 0
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 2, Portage Northern 0
Comstock 9, Marcellus 1
Hartford 5, Bangor 1

Mattawan 9, St. Joseph 6 – Game 1
Mattawan 13, St. Joseph 0 – Game 2
Watervliet 5, Coloma 2 – Game 1
Watervliet 7, Coloma 1 – Game 2
Mendon 18, Bangor 2 – Game 1
Mendon 19, Bangor 0 – Game 2
Hartford 7, White Pigeon 4 – Game 1
Hartford 15, White Pigeon 5 – Game 2
Parchment 12, Battle Creek Pennfield 2 – Game 1
Parchment 15, Battle Creek Pennfield 5 – Game 2
Gobles 8, Saugatuck 1 – Game 1
Gobles 10, Saugatuck 4 – Game 2

Girls Tennis
St. Joseph 4, Mattawan 4
Brandywine 8, South Haven 0
Edwardsburg 8, Paw Paw 0
Otsego 7, Niles 1

Michigan Lutheran 17, Benton Harbor 0 – Game 1
Michigan Lutheran 16, Benton Harbor 1 – Game 2
River Valley 18, Eau Claire 0 – Game 1
River Valley 15, Eau Claire 0 – Game 2
Watervliet 16, Coloma 6 – Game 1
Watervliet 8, Coloma 3 – Game 2
New Buffalo 9, Lawrence 7 – Game 1
New Buffalo 14, Lawrence 4 – Game 2
Paw Paw 5, Lawton 4 – Game 1
Paw Paw 12, Lawton 2 – Game 2
Jackson Northwest 4, Mattawan 0
Mendon 19, Bangor 0 – Game 1
Mendon 21, Bangor 0 – Game 2
Centreville 15, Bloomingdale 0 – Game 1
Centreville 17, Bloomingdale 2 – Game 2
Hartford 10, White Pigeon 0 – Game 1
Hartford 15, White Pigeon 0 – Game 2
Gobles 28, Saugatuck 9 – Game 1
Gobles 12, Saugatuck 8 – Game 2

Track and Field
St. Joseph at Lakeshore
Girls: St. Joseph 120, Lakeshore 40
Boys:  St. Joseph 105, Lakeshore 58

Lakeshore at St. Joseph, 4:00 p.m. (1 game)
Our Lady of the Lake at New Buffalo, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Michigan Lutheran at River Valley, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
South Haven at Berrien Springs, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Bridgman at Buchanan, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Eau Claire at Lawrence, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Paw Paw at Allegan, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Niles at Otsego, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Sturgis at Plainwell, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Dowagiac at Three Rivers, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Edwardsburg at Vicksburg, 4:00 p.m. (DH)

Battle Creek Central at Lakeshore, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Michigan Lutheran at River Valley, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
South Haven at Berrien Springs, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Bridgman at Buchanan, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Eau Claire at Lawrence, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Paw Paw at Allegan, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Niles at Otsego, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Sturgis at Plainwell, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Dowagiac at Three Rivers, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Edwardsburg at Vicksburg, 4:00 p.m. (DH)

Girls Soccer
Bangor at Marcellus, 5:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis
Gull Lake at Lakeshore, 2:00 p.m.
Gull Lake at St. Joseph, 4:00 p.m.