Weekday Morning Sports – Monday 4/27/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Monday, April 27, 2015

MLB – Major League Baseball
Yesterday
Detroit 8, Cleveland 6
Chicago White Sox 3, Kansas City 2, comp. of susp. game
Chicago White Sox 5, Kansas City 3
Chicago Cubs 5, Cincinnati 2

Tigers 8, Indians 6 – Tigers topple Indians 8-6
Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 8-6 Sunday. Cabrera has three homers this season, all against Cleveland, and nine of his 13 RBIs this season are against the Indians. Kyle Lobstein (2-1) picked up the win, allowing three runs and six hits in seven innings. He walked two and struck out four and kept the Indians from scoring more than one run in any inning. Joakim Soria pitched the ninth for his seventh save. Soria allowed a leadoff homer to David Murphy, but finished the inning without further damage. Carlos Carrasco (2-2) took the loss for Cleveland, giving up five runs and nine hits and two walks in 4 1-3 innings.

G1: White Sox 3, Royals 2 – G2: White Sox 5, Royals 3 – White Sox rally for 2nd Sunday win against Royals
Conor Gillaspie hit a two-run single in Chicago’s five-run sixth inning, and the White Sox rallied to beat Kansas City 5-3 for their second win against the Royals on Sunday. The day began with Avisail Garcia’s two-out RBI single sending Chicago to a 3-2 victory in the resumption of a game suspended by rain on Friday night. Then an error on Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas helped the White Sox chase Edinson Volquez on the way to just their second win in six games this season against the Royals. John Danks (1-2) pitched six innings of three-run ball while improving to 8-1 in 18 career starts against Kansas City. David Robertson (2-0) got three outs for his third save in three opportunities after he tossed a scoreless inning for the win in the suspended game.

Cubs 5, Reds 2 – Russell’s bases-loaded double leads Cubs over Reds 5-2
Rookie Addison Russell doubled with the bases loaded _ one of his best moments during his first week in the majors _ and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 5-2 victory on Sunday and a sweep of their rain-shortened series against the Cincinnati Reds. The 21-year-old second baseman was in a slump when he broke the game open with his three-run double in the fourth inning off Anthony DeSclafani (2-1). Miguel Montero had a solo homer and a run-scoring single off DeSclafani, who had a streak of 16 scoreless innings snapped. The Reds have dropped three in a row overall. They went 0 for 20 with runners in scoring position during the two games against Chicago. Jake Arrieta (3-1) pitched six innings after waiting out a 4-hour, 13-minute delay before the Reds called off Saturday’s game because of persistent rain. The Cubs won the series opener on Friday night, 7-3 in 11 innings.

Tonight
Chicago White Sox (Noesi 0-2) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 1-1), 7:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Worley 2-1) at Chicago Cubs (Hammel 1-1), 8:05 p.m.
Detroit (Price 1-1) at Minnesota (Milone 2-0), 8:10 p.m.   WSJM-AM/WCSY-FM 7:45

MLB – White Sox promote RHP Carroll from Triple-A Charlotte
The White Sox have promoted right-hander Scott Carroll from Triple-A Charlotte and placed reliever Matt Albers on the 15-day disabled list with a broken pinkie finger on his right hand. Albers was injured in a benches-clearing brawl in the series opener Thursday. The right-hander has no record and a 1.59 ERA in four appearances this season.

NBA – 2015 NBA Playoffs – Round 1 (Best of 7)
Last Night
Cleveland Cavaliers 101, Boston Celtics 93                               (CLE Wins 4-0)
Los Angeles Clippers 114, San Antonio Spurs 105                       (Series Tied 2-2)
Washington Wizards 125, Toronto Raptors 94                            (WSH Wins 4-0)
Dallas Mavericks 121, Houston Rockets 109                              (HOU Leads 3-1)

Tonight
Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets, 7:00 p.m.                                  (ATL Leads 2-1)
Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.                              (CHI Leads 3-1)
Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trailblazers, 10:30 p.m.               (MEM Leads 3-0)

NHL – 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 1 (Best of 7)
Last Night
Minnesota Wild 4, St. Louis Blues 1                                          (MIN Wins 4-2)
Montreal Canadiens 2, Ottawa Senators 0                                  (MTL Wins 4-2)

Tonight
Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings, 7:00 p.m.          (DET Leads 3-2)
New York Islanders at Washington Capitals, 7:30 p.m.                 (Series Tied 3-3 – Game 7)

NHL – Round 2 Matchups Update
East
#1 Montreal vs. Tampa Bay Detroit winner     Detroit leads 3-2
#1 NY Rangers vs. Washington/NY Islanders winner          Series tied 3-3

West
#1 Anaheim Ducks vs. #3 Calgary Flames
#3 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #4 Minnesota Wild

NCAA – New Division I chief puts transfer rules on priority list
The NCAA’s newly appointed Division I chief believes it is time to change transfer rules and contain costs of championships in college sports.  In a 40-mintue interview with The Associated Press, Kevin Lennon outlined a broad, ambitious plan of what he believes can be accomplished over the next year.  One of the hottest topics: finding a way to stem the wave of transfers, particularly in men’s basketball.  Two ideas being floated would dramatically affect graduate transfers. One would give schools some ability to restrict where those players land. The other would require grad students to sit out one year before becoming eligible, something undergrads already must do.  Lennon also believes university leaders should look at cutting the cost of Division I championship events without changing the athlete experience.

Golf – PGA – Rose wins the Zurich Classic
Justin Rose finished first in the PGA’s Zurich Classic in Avondale, Louisiana. Rose shot a final round 6-under-66 to complete play at 22-under, one in front of Cameron Tringale. Boo Weekley was another shot back.  To secure the win Rose birdied the final two holes. He has now won at least once in six seasons.

Golf – LPGA – Ko wins for second straight year
World No. 1 Lydia Ko won the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic for the second straight year, beating Morgan Pressel on the second hole of a playoff. Brooke Henderson, the 17-year-old from Canada, had a 74 and missed the playoff by one shot.

Golf – Champions – Andrade-Durant team wins
Joe Durant had a hole-in-one and teamed with Billy Andrade to win the Champions Tour’s Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf. Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam finished second.

NASCAR – Busch takes first
Kurt Busch dominated once he took the lead and won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. Busch led 291 of the 400 laps and outran Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick over the final dozen laps. The race was delayed because of rain Saturday night.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Yesterday
Lake County 6, Great Lakes 0
Dayton 3, West Michigan 2
Lansing 6, Bowling Green 2
South Bend 7, Fort Wayne 1

Today
No games scheduled

AHL – American Hockey League – 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs – Round 1 (Best of 5)
Last Night
Toronto Marlies 5, Grand Rapids Griffins 2                                (TOR Leads 2-0)

MHSAA – High School Sports
Today
Girls Soccer
SMAC
Battle Creek Central at St. Joseph, 6:00 p.m.
Gull Lake at Lakeshore, 6:45 p.m.
Niles at Kalamazoo Central, 6:45 p.m.
Portage Northern at Mattawan, 6:45 p.m.
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix at Portage Central, 6:45 p.m.

SMAC SOCCER STANDINGS (conference games only)
GP
W
L
T
Pts
GF
GA
GD
1 Gull Lake
4
4
12
19
3
16
2 Lakeshore
4
4
12
15
3
12
3 Portage Central
4
3
1
10
14
3
11
4 Mattawan
4
3
1
9
10
5
5
5 Kalamazoo Loy Norrix
4
2
2
6
6
5
1
6 Battle Creek Lakeview
4
2
2
6
10
9
1
7 Portage Northern
4
1
2
1
4
7
4
3
8 Kalamazoo Central
4
1
2
1
4
6
4
2
9 St. Joseph
4
1
2
1
4
8
9
-1
10 Battle Creek Central
4
1
3
3
5
15
-10
11 Niles
4
4
0
20
-20
GP
W
L
T
Pts
GF
GA
GD

Max goal differential is 5, if a team wins 8-0, they get credit for a 5-0 win. if it’s 8-1, credited with 6-1 win.

*** Benton Harbor does not have a soccer team, teams get credit for a 5-0 win over Benton Harbor for conference standings purposes only. For the SMAC Tournament, Kalamazoo Home School will take the place of Benton Harbor and will be the 12 seed

Wolverine
Paw Paw at Berrien Springs, 5:00 p.m.
Coloma at Dowagiac, 5:00 p.m.
South Haven at Edwardsburg, 5:30 p.m.
Otsego at Sturgis, 6:00 p.m.
Allegan at Plainwell, 6:45 p.m.
Vicksburg at Three Rivers, 6:45 p.m.

BCS
Brandywine at Michigan Lutheran, 5:00 p.m.
New Buffalo at Bridgman, 5:00 p.m.
Buchanan at River Valley, 5:00 p.m.

Baseball
Dowagiac at St. Joseph, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Three Rivers at Berrien Springs, 4:00 (DH)
Eau Claire at Benton Harbor, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Martin at Bloomingdale, 4:30 p.m.
Saugatuck at Fennville, 4:30 p.m.
Bangor at Gobles, 4:30 p.m.
Watervliet at Lawton, 4:30 p.m.
Lawrence at Marcellus, 4:30 p.m.

Softball
Eau Claire at Benton Harbor, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Three Rivers at Berrien Springs, 4:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Paw Paw, 4:00 p.m.
Martin at Bloomingdale, 4:30 p.m.
Saugatuck at Fennville, 4:30 p.m.
Bangor at Gobles, 4:30 p.m.
Watervliet at Lawton, 4:30 p.m.
Lawrence at Marcellus, 4:30 p.m.
Watervliet Grace Christian at Casspolis, 4:30 p.m. (DH)