Weekday Morning Sports – Monday 6/22/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Monday, June 22, 2015

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Detroit Tigers 12, New York Yankees 4
Chicago White Sox 3, Texas Rangers 2 – 11 Innings
Chicago Cubs 8, Minnesota Twins 0

Tigers 12, Yankees 4 – JD Martinez hits 3 HRs, Tigers tag Tanaka and top Yanks 12-4
J.D. Martinez hit three homers and had six RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers busted out for a 12-4 victory Sunday over the New York Yankees to snap a four-game skid. Victor Martinez homered and drove in four two-out runs off Masahiro Tanaka for Detroit, which was one shy of a season high for runs after being outscored 21-5 by New York in the first two games of the series. Andrew Romine hit Jose De Paula’s first major league pitch for a solo shot in the sixth, his first long ball this season. Anibal Sanchez (6-7) lost his scoreless streak at 21 2-3 innings when Brian McCann homered with one out in the second. But the Tigers’ right-hander was steady for seven innings to earn his third straight win. He yielded seven hits and three runs in handing the Yankees only their second loss in 13 home games.

White Sox 3, Rangers 2 – 11 Innings – Beckham’s HR gives White Sox 3-2 win over Texas in 11
Gordon Beckham led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a homer and Melky Cabrera went 5 for 5 and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday. Ryan Rua and Leonys Martin homered for the Rangers, who dropped two of three to the White Sox. The White Sox have won two straight after losing a season-high eight straight games. Beckham homered on the first pitch in the 11th inning from Rangers reliever Alex Claudio (1-1). The Rangers had opportunities to take the lead in the 10th and 11th innings.

Cubs 8, Twins 0 – Arrieta pitches shutout, Fowler hits slam, Cubs beat Twins
Jake Arrieta pitched a four-hitter and Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Minnesota Twins 8-0 on Sunday. After walking a career-high six in his last start, Arrieta (6-6) didn’t walk anyone and struck out seven for his second career shutout and first since last Sept. 16 against Cincinnati. Minnesota has lost 10 of its last 15 and has been blanked three times in June. Fowler’s second career slam capped a six-run eighth inning. Kyle Gibson (4-6) took the loss.

Tonight
Detroit (K.Ryan 1-1) at Cleveland (Bauer 6-3), 7:10 p.m. WSJM-AM/WCSY-FM 6:45
L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-4) at Chicago Cubs (Wada 1-1), 8:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Danks 3-7) at Minnesota (Milone 3-1), 8:10 p.m.

Golf – US Open – Masters champ Jordan Spieth wins US Open title
Jordan Spieth has won the U.S. Open after Dustin Johnson three-putted from 12 feet on the final hole at Chambers Bay with a chance to win the championship himself. Spieth rebounded from a disastrous double-bogey at the par-3 17th with a birdie on No. 18, then had to watch tensely as Johnson played the finishing hole. After he hit a 5-iron from 246 yards to within 12 feet, Johnson rolled his eagle try several feet past. Still with a chance to force an 18-hole playoff Monday, Johnson missed the putt and gave Spieth his second consecutive major championship. The 21-year-old Masters champion shot 1-under 69 to finish at 5-under par. Johnson shot 70 to finish at 4 under with Louis Ousthuizen, who had a 67 on Sunday.

Golf – Brooke Henderson wins first Symetra Tour title
Canadian teen Brooke Henderson won the Four Winds Invitational on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title.  The 17-year-old Henderson closed with a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory, finishing at 10-under 206 at Blackthorn. She tied for fifth last week in the Women’s PGA Championship, the second of the LPGA Tour’s five majors.  Henderson made three straight birdies on Nos. 11-13, parred the next four holes and bogeyed the last. She opened with rounds of 72 and 65.  Second-round leader Dottie Ardina of the Philippines was second. She birdied the final hole for a 74.  American Selanee Henderson, Canada’s Jessica Wallace and Italy’s Giulia Molinaro tied for third at 7 under. Selanee Henderson had a 65, and Wallace and Molinaro shot 70.

NASCAR – Erik Jones earns win at Chicagoland Speedway
Erik Jones took the lead from Ryan Blaney with 11 laps remaining and held on to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series AttiCat 300 on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Jones, 19, beat Blaney to the finish line by 1.959 seconds. A driver for the Joe Gibbs racing team, he won the NASCAR truck race at Iowa Speedway on Friday night. Jones led on two other occasions during the 200-lap race. He was penalized with 18 other drivers for pitting with the pits closed with 48 laps to go, but moved up quickly after restarting in 10th place. Pole sitter Austin Dillon finished third, 2.3 seconds behind, with Brendan Gaughan fourth and Xfinity series standings leader Chris Buescher fifth. Jones took the lead from Blaney in Turn 3 on the 190th lap, and expanded his lead. He led by a second with seven laps to go. Blaney had taken the lead from Jones during the same caution Jones was penalized.

F1 – Rosberg wins Austrian Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg overtook pole sitter Lewis Hamilton on the first turn and went on to win the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton finished second. Rosberg’s third win this season took his career tally to 11, and cut Hamilton’s overall lead to 10 points.

FIFA – Canada 2015 – Women’s World Cup – Quarterfinals
Yesterday
Canada 1, Switzerland 0
Australia 1, Brazil 0
France 3, South Korea 0

Sunday’s Recap
Australia, France and Canada have advanced to the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals by winning on Sunday. Substitute Kyah Simon scored off a rebound in the 80th minute to lift Australia to its first Women’s World Cup knockout win, a 1-0 upset of Brazil. Marie Laure Delie scored twice as France beat South Korea 3-0 before Josee Belanger tallied in the 52nd minute to lift Canada over Switzerland 1-0.

Today
Norway vs. England, 5:00 p.m.
United States vs. Colombia, 8:00 p.m.

AHL – Red Wings put Nelson in charge of Griffins
The first every player signed in Griffins franchise history has become the 10th head coach in team history. Todd Nelson was named as the new head coach last Friday by the Red Wings.  Nelson played defense for the Griffins in their inaugural season in 1996.   He previously served as an assistant coach with Grand Rapids in the 2002-03 season.  Nelson completed last season as the interim head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, he was previously the head coach for the Oilers farm team in Oklahoma City before moving up with Edmonton when Dallas Eakins was fired midway through last season.    Nelson is the second former Griffin player to be the team’s head coach.  Danton Cole , was the Griffins head coach from 2002-05.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
Lansing Lugnuts 8, Great Lakes Loons 0
South Bend Cubs 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 1

Tonight
No games – All Star Break

Tuesday
2015 Midwest League All Star Game at Peoria, 8:00 p.m.