Weekday Morning Sports Report – Friday 4/19/19

MLB – Major League Baseball
Detroit Tigers 9, Chicago White Sox 7
Cubs were off

Tigers 9, White Sox 7 – Castellanos, Cabrera, Tigers top Chisox 9-7, end 5-game skid
Nicholas Castellanos had three hits and drove in a pair of runs as the Detroit Tigers ended a five-game losing streak with a 9-7 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Grayson Greiner had a career-high three hits and two RBIs for the Tigers. Miguel Cabrera, playing on his 36th birthday, also drove in a pair of runs as Detroit set season highs for runs and hits (14). With the score tied at 7, Greiner led off the eighth with a single and moved up when Carson Fulmer (0-1) hit both JaCoby Jones and Josh Harrison with pitches. Castellanos and Cabrera put the Tigers ahead with back-to-back sacrifice flies.  Drew VerHagen (1-0) picked up the win after recording the last out of the eighth inning. Shane Greene pitched the ninth for his ninth save in nine attempts. Neither starter was involved in the decision. Detroit’s Tyson Ross pitched six-plus innings, allowing five runs _ two earned _ on seven hits. Ivan Nova gave up six runs on 11 hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Arizona (Kelly 1-1) at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 0-3), 2:20 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Rodon 2-2) at Detroit (Zimmermann 0-2), 7:10 p.m.    WSJM Sports/Cosy-FM 6:45

MLB – Tigers OF Christian Stewart on IL
Detroit put OF Christin Stewart on the 10-day injured list with a left quad pull sustained on Wednesday night and recalled 1B Brandon Dixon from Triple-A Toledo. Before the move was even announced, Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire was concerned. “I guess they are calling it a strain or a sprain, but I think it is more than that,” he said.

NHL – 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 1 (Best of 7)
Last Night
Carolina Hurricanes 2, Washington Capitals 1                                       (Series tied 2-2)
St. Louis Blues 3, Winnipeg Jets 2                                                          (STL leads 3-2)
San Jose Sharks 5, Vegas Golden Knights 2                                            (VGK leads 3-2)

Hurricanes 2, Capitals 1
Petr Mrazek stopped 30 shots and the Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals for the second straight game, 2-1 in Raleigh. Warren Foegele put Carolina ahead just 17 seconds after the opening faceoff, and the Canes took the lead for good when Teuvo Teravainen beat Braden Holtby with 28 seconds left in the second period. Mrazek was perfect after Alex Ovechkin notched a power-play goal midway through the second period.

Blues 3, Jets 2
Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds left in regulation to complete the Blues’ remarkable comeback in a 3-2 win over the Jets in Winnipeg. St. Louis trailed 2-0 early in the third period until Brayden Schenn set up Ryan O’Reilly’s goal before scoring the equalizer with 6:08 remaining. Jordan Binnington shook off Adam Lowry’s goal just 12 seconds into the game, finishing with 29 saves to help the Blues take a 3-2 lead in the series.

Sharks 5, Golden Knights 2
The San Jose Sharks have forced a Game 6 in their series with Vegas. Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds left in regulation to complete the Blues’ remarkable comeback from a 2-0, third-period deficit in a 3-2 win over the Jets in Winnipeg. Tomas Hertl scored twice and Martin Jones stopped 30 shots as the Sharks whipped Vegas, 5-2.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins, 7:00 p.m.                                   (Series tied 2-2)
Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames, 10:00 p.m.                                (COL leads 3-1)

NBA – National Basketball Association

Last Night
Philadelphia 76ers 131, Brooklyn Nets 115                                            (PHI leads 2-1)
San Antonio Spurs 118, Denver Nuggets 108                                          (SAS leads 2-1)
Golden State Warriors 132, Los Angeles Clippers 105                           (GSW leads 2-1)

Sixers 131, Nets 115
Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points on 11 of 13 shooting as the Sixers downed the Nets, 131-115 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA first-round series. Tobias Harris added 29 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and led the 76ers’ 3-point assault by going 6-for-6 from downtown. Greg Monroe chipped in nine points and 13 rebounds while starting in place of All-Star center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’), who was held out of the game due to a sore knee.

Spurs 118, Nuggets 108
Derrick White had a career-high 36 points and the Spurs took a two-games-to-one lead by defeating the Nuggets, 118-108. White poured in 26 points by intermission before DeMar DeRozan took over after that, scoring 21 of his 25 points in the second half. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who host Game 4 Saturday in San Antonio.

Warriors 132, Clippers 105
Kevin Durant scored 38 points and the Golden State Warriors took a 2-1 lead in their NBA first-round series by blowing out the Clippers, 132-105 in Los Angeles. Stephen Curry added 21 points despite foul trouble to help the Warriors bounce back after blowing a 31-point lead in their Game 2
loss. The Warriors began the game on a 22-9 tear and scored 14 straight in the third quarter to take a 31-point lead.

Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic, 7 p.m.                                             (Series tied 1-1)
Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers, 8:30 p.m.                                           (BOS leads 2-0)
Portland Trailblazers at Oklahoma City Thunder, 9:30 p.m.                   (POR leads 2-0)

Golf – PGA – Lowry leads at Hilton Head
Shane Lowry has opened with a 6-under 65 to take the lead through one round of the PGA’s RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island. Lowry had not broken 70 in a stroke-play event since a 67 in the third round at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am in early February. But on Thursday, he birdied three of his first six holes and carded three more birdies on the back nine. Trey Mullinax, Daniel Berger, Luke List, Ryan Moore and Ryan Palmer are one shot back. Top-ranked Dustin Johnson rallied with two birdies in his final seven holes for a 68, leaving him three shots back after finishing one stroke behind Masters champion Tiger Woods last week.

AHL – 2019 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs – Round 1 (Best of 5)
Grand Rapids Griffins at Chicago Wolves, 8:00 p.m.                              (Game 1)

ECHL – 2019 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs – Round 1 (Best of 7)
Cincinnati Cyclones at Kalamazoo Wings, 7:35 p.m.                               (CIN leads 2-1)
Toledo Walleye at Fort Wayne Komets, 8:05 p.m.                                    (TOL leads 2-1)

MWL – Midwest League Baseball

Lansing 12, Dayton 4
Bowling Green 8, Great Lakes 5 – 13 Inn.
Lake County 12, South Bend 6
West Michigan at Fort Wayne, ppd.
West Michigan at Fort Wayne, 5:05 p.m. (DH)
Dayton at Lansing, 6:05 p.m.
Bowling Green at Great Lakes, 6:05 p.m.
South Bend at Lake County, 6:30 p.m.


MHSAA – High School Sports
St. Joseph at Gull Lake, (DH) – PPD
Lakeshore 8, Buchanan 6 – Game 1
Lakeshore 4, Buchanan 1 – Game 2

Girls Soccer
Lakeshore 7, Battle Creek Lakeview 1
Dowagiac 2, Brandywine 1
Vicksburg 1, Kalamazoo Hackett 0

Girls Soccer
St. Joseph at Portage Northern, 6:30 p.m.
Portage Central at Niles, 5:00 p.m.
Gull Lake at Kalamazoo Central, 6:30 p.m.
Mattawan at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 6:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Central at Battle Creek Lakeview, 6:30 p.m.
Plainwell at Hastings, 6:00 p.m.
New Buffalo at Constantine, 6:00 p.m.
Schoolcraft at Bangor, 5:00 p.m.

Bangor at Benton Harbor, 4:30 p.m.
Gull Lake vs. Niles, 5:00 p.m.  (at Notre Dame)
Berrien Springs at Mattawan, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Otsego at Dowagiac, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Plainwell at Three Rivers, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Paw Paw at Vicksburg, 4:00 p.m. (DH)

St. Joseph at Coloma, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
LaPorte (IN) at Lakeshore, 5:00 p.m.
Bangor at Benton Harbor, 4:30 p.m.
Gull Lake at Mattawan, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Otsego at Dowagiac, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Plainwell at Three Rivers, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Paw Paw at Vicksburg, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
River Valley at Saugatuck, (DH)

Boys Golf
St. Joseph at Marshall Invitational, 9:30 a.m.

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