Tigers rally but fall in the 9th in Houston-Friday Morning Sports Update

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Houston Astros 3, Detroit Tigers 2
Cubs and White Sox were off

Astros 3, Tigers 2 – Tucker’s RBI in 9th lifts Astros to 3-2 win over Tigers
Jose Altuve and rookie Jeremy Peña hit solo homers and Kyle Tucker’s RBI single in the ninth inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. Yordan Alvarez singled off Gregory Soto with no outs in the ninth and was replaced by pinch-runner Chas McCormick. Yuli Gurriel walked before Tucker singled on a groundball to center field to score McCormick and give Houston its fourth straight victory. Tucker’s hit helped the Astros bounce back after closer Ryan Pressly blew the save in the top of the inning in his return from the injured list.

Today
L.A. Dodgers (Anderson 2-0) at Chicago Cubs (Steele 1-3), 2:20 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Velasquez 1-2) at Boston (Eovaldi 1-0), 7:10 p.m.
Detroit (Brieske 0-1) at Houston (Garcia 1-1), 8:10 p.m.             WSJM/WCSY 7:50

MLB – White Sox place Vaughn on 10-day IL with bruised right hand
The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Andrew Vaughn on the 10-day injured list because of a bruised right hand. Vaughn has not played since he was struck by a pitch from Los Angeles Angels right-hander Mike Mayers last week. He is batting .283 with four home runs and a team-leading 12 RBIs in 16 games. The White Sox also recalled infielder Danny Mendick from Triple-A Charlotte. The White Sox have won three straight. They open a three-game series at Boston on Friday.

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

Tonight
Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins, 7:00 p.m.              (CAR Leads 2-0)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 p.m.      (Series Tied 1-1)
Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues, 9:30 p.m.                     (Series Tied 1-1)
Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings, 10:00 p.m.            (Series Tied 1-1)

NHL – Bettman says Quenneville hasn’t approached NHL about return
If three-time Stanley Cup winner Joel Quenneville is looking to return to coaching next season, he hasn’t told NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman of that plan. And Bettman would certainly be in the loop on that news. Quenneville resigned as Florida’s coach back in October when specifics of how the Chicago Blackhawks mishandled allegations that a player was sexually abused by an assistant coach there in 2010 during the team’s run to the Stanley Cup that season. Quenneville was Chicago’s head coach when the abuse occurred. Part of the NHL-imposed conditions surrounding any plan Quenneville has to return to the league will be approval from Bettman.

NBA – National Basketball Association – 2022 NBA Playoffs – 2nd Round
Tonight
Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers, 7:00 p.m.                       (MIA Leads 2-0)
Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks, 9:30 p.m.                     (PHX Leads 2-0)

NBA – Ben Simmons has successful back surgery, Nets announce
Ben Simmons underwent what was determined to be a successful back surgery in Los Angeles. The Brooklyn Nets are hoping that he is fully recovered before the start of training camp this fall. Simmons will need about three weeks for an “initial recovery period,” the Nets say, before he can start his rehabilitation program. The procedure Simmons had was called a microdiscectomy, in which a small fragment of a herniated disc is removed to relieve pressure on the spinal column. Training camp will start in late September.

NFL – Cowboys’ Jerry Jones ‘home and fine’ after reported crash
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is “home and fine” a day after a report that he was involved in a traffic accident and taken to a hospital as a precaution. The update comes from Stephen Jones, who is the owner’s son and an executive vice president for the Cowboys. Dallas TV station WFAA cites anonymous Dallas police sources in a report that Jerry Jones was involved in a crash Wednesday night near downtown Dallas. The station reports emergency crews were summoned, and the 79-year-old sustained minor injuries.

Golf – PGA – Day leads thru 18 at Avenel
Jason Day shot a 7-under 63 to take the first-round lead at the Wells Fargo Championship. Day has been tinkering with his swing in an effort to end a four-year victory drought on the PGA Tour. Joel Dahmen was a shot back on what could be the best day for scoring at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, with rain, wind and unseasonably cool temperatures in the forecast through Sunday. Matthew Wolff, local favorite Denny McCarthy and PGA Tour rookies Aaron Rai, Callum Tarren and Paul Barjon are two shots back.

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Tonight
Indiana Fever at Washington Mystics, 7:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Sparks at Chicago Sky, 8:00 p.m.

WNBA – BH’s Gondrezick cut from Chicago Sky roster
Benton Harbor native Kysre Gondrezick was cut from the roster of the defending WNBA Champion Chicago Sky prior to the start of the 2022 WNBA season.   Gondrezick was the 4th overall pick by the Indiana Fever a year ago, but played sparingly before the Olympic break.  She did not return to the team after the games citing personal reasons.  Gondrezick was officially waived by Indiana in January, but signed a contract to attend Chicago’s training camp in February.   She was waived again on Wednesday.
         
NCAA – As leaders lobby, NCAA searches for ways to rein in boosters
College sports leaders visited Capitol Hill, asking lawmakers to consider rules to govern name, image and likeness money for college athletes. Greg Sankey of the SEC and George Kliavkoff of the Pac-12 were scheduled to meet with lawmakers on both sides of aisle. The NCAA is trying to clarify existing rules to prevent boosters from being involved in recruiting. College sports leaders are skeptical about the NCAA’s ability to crack down in so-called collectives founded by wealthy boosters.

MILB – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
Great Lakes Loons 3, Beloit Sky Carp 0 – Game 1
Great Lakes Loons 3, Beloit Sky Carp 1 – Game 2
Lansing Lugnuts 6, West Michigan Whitecaps 5
Peoria Chiefs at South Bend Cubs, PPD  to 5/7

Tonight
Beloit Sky Carp at Great Lakes Loons, 6:05 p.m.
West Michigan Whitecaps at Lansing Lugnuts, 7:05 p.m.
Peoria Chiefs at South Bend Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

MCCAA – Junior College Athletics
Today
Baseball
Lake Michigan College 13, Kalamazoo Valley Community College 2 – Game 1
Lake Michigan College 6, Kalamazoo Valley Community College 1 – Game 2

MHSAA – High School Sports
Yesterday
Baseball
St. Joseph 4, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 2
Lakeshore 7, Kalamazoo Central 1 – Game 1
Lakeshore 8, Kalamazoo Central 7 – Game 2
Mattawan 5, Portage Northern 4 – Game 1
Portage Northern 3, Mattawan 0 – Game 2
Vicksburg 2, Otsego 1
Mendon 4, Hartford 3 – Game 1
Mendon 6, Hartford 0 – Game 2
Gobles 5, Lawton 0
Watervliet 22, Fennville 0 – Game 1
Watervliet 15, Fennville 0 – Game 2

 Softball
Lakeshore 16, Kalamazoo Central 0 – Game 1
Lakeshore 13, Kalamazoo Central 3 – Game 2
White Pigeon 18, Bloomingdale 6 – Game 1
White Pigeon 10, Bloomingdale 9 – Game 2
Gobles 9, Lawton 8
Cassopolis 16, Bangor 3 – Game 1
Cassopolis 15, Bangor 0 – Game 2
Vicksburg 9, Otsego 3 – Game 1
Vicksburg 19, Otsego 4 – Game 2

Soccer
Constantine 3, Berrien Springs 0
Edwardsburg 4, Dowagiac 0
Lawton 4, Marcellus 0

Today
Track and Field
2022 St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Rotary Track and Field Meet – Dickinson Stadium, St. Joseph, 4:00 p.m.
St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Berrien Springs, Bloomingdale, Brandywine, Bridgman, Cassopolis, Coloma, Countryside Academy, Dowagiac, Eau Claire, Lakeshore, New Buffalo, Niles, Our Lady of the Lake, River Valley,
South Haven, Watervliet

Baseball
South Haven at Benton Harbor, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Our Lady of the Lake at Michigan Lutheran, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Allegan at Dowagiac, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Niles at Sturgis, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Paw Paw at Three Rivers, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Decatur at Comstock, 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Portage Central at Coldwater, 4:30 p.m.
Wyoming Kelloggsville at Kal. Loy Norrix, 4:00 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Kal. Hackett, 4:30 p.m.
Constantine at Lawton, 4:30 p.m.
Schoolcraft at Parchment, 4:00 p.m.
Holland Black River at Saugatuck, 4:15 p.m.

Softball
Saugatuck at Coloma, 4:15 p.m.
Allegan at Dowagiac, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Paw Paw at Three Rivers, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Decatur at Comstock, 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Gull Lake at Schoolcraft, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer
Paw Paw at Michigan Lutheran, 5:00 p.m.
New Buffalo at Coloma, 5:00 p.m.
Bridgman at Saugatuck, 6:00 p.m.
Bangor at South Haven, 6:30 p.m.
Portage Central at GR Forest Hills Central, 6:40 p.m.
Kalamazoo Central at Otsego, 6:30 p.m.
Portage Northern at Plainwell, 6:30 p.m.
GR Forest Hills Northern at Gull Lake, 6:30 p.m.
Holland at Fennville, 6:00 p.m.
Holland Black River at Kal. Hackett, 6:15 p.m.
Parchment at Wayland, 5:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis
Lakeshore at Allegan, 4:30 p.m.