Weekday Morning Sports Report – Thursday 4/18/19

MLB – Major League Baseball
Pittsburgh 3, Detroit 2, 10 innings
Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 3, 10 innings
Chicago Cubs 6, Miami Marlins 0

Pirates 3, Tigers 2 – F/10 – Pirates top Tigers in 10 innings again, 3-2
Colin Moran hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night.  The Pirates beat Detroit in 10 innings for a second straight night, and this was Pittsburgh’s sixth extra-inning game already this season. The Pirates are 4-2 in those. Spencer Turnbull allowed two hits in six innings for Detroit, but he was denied his first career in after reliever Joe Jiménez loaded the bases with nobody out in the eighth. Daniel Stumpf relieved Jiménez and gave up a tying sacrifice fly to Josh Bell.  Pittsburgh star Starling Marte was beaned by Jiménez during that eighth inning, but he remained in the game and hit a single in the 10th.  The game was played in rainy conditions, and Tigers left fielder Christin Stewart slipped and fell while catching Bell’s flyball in the eighth. Stewart stayed in for his plate appearance in the bottom of the inning, then left with a right medial quad spasm.

Royals 4, White Sox 3 – F/10 – Anderson spikes bat, gets drilled; Royals top Chisox in 10
Tim Anderson homered and sparked a benches-clearing incident before the Royals completed a 4-3, 10-inning win over the White Sox. Anderson spiked his bat to celebrate his two-run blast in the fourth, and Brad Keller responded by drilling him in the buttocks two innings later to start the fracas. Hunter Dozier led off the 10th with a tiebreaking homer against Nate Jones.

Cubs 6, Marlins 0 – Hamels pitches 7 innings, Cubs complete sweep with 6-0 win
Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings and the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 6-0 win Wednesday night.  Hamels (3-0) allowed three hits and did not walk a batter. He struck out eight while throwing 65 of his 97 pitches for strikes.  Daniel Descalso had two hits and three RBIs, Javier Baez homered and knocked in two, and Jason Heyward also drove in a run for the Cubs, who have won five of six.  Baez went 8 for 13 with one double, two home runs, six runs scored, and four RBIs in the series.  Hamels retired 15 consecutive batters after allowing a lead-off single to Jorge Alfaro in the second.

Chicago White Sox (Nova 0-2) at Detroit (Ross 1-2), 1:10 p.m.   WSJM Sports/Cosy-FM 12:45
Cubs are off

NHL – 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 1 (Best of 7)
Last Night
Boston Bruins 6, Toronto Maple Leafs 4                                                 (Series tied 2-2)
Dallas Stars 5, Nashville Predators 1                                                   (Series tied 2-2)
Colorado Avalanche 3, Calgary Flames 2 – OT                                        (COL leads 3-1)

Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes, 7:00 p.m.                         (WAS leads 2-1)
St. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets, 8:30 p.m.                                             (Series tied 2-2)
Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks, 10:00 p.m.                            (VGK leads 3-1)

NBA – National Basketball Association

Last Night
Milwaukee Bucks 120, Detroit Pistons 99                                               (MIL leads 2-0)
Boston Celtics 99, Indiana Pacers 91                                                     (BOS leads 2-0)
Houston Rockets 118, Utah Jazz 98                                                        (HOU leads 2-0)

Bucks 120, Pistons 99 – Bucks whip Pistons
The Milwaukee Bucks have put together another blowout win over the Detroit Pistons to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA first-round series.  Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) scored 13 of his 26 points while the Bucks outscored the Pistons 35-17 in the third quarter of a 120-99 rout. Eric Bledsoe finished with a team-high 27 points and Khris Middleton had 24 for Milwaukee, which is trying to win a playoff series for the first time in 18 years. Detroit led by one heading into the second half before the Bucks took over. The Pistons pulled within seven in the fourth quarter, but Antetokounmpo hit a three-point play during a late run that put Milwaukee ahead, 105-87. The Bucks have won the first two games by an average of 28 points.  Luke Kennard had 19 points for Detroit, which will host Game 3 on Saturday.

Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets, 8:00 p.m.                                      (Series tied 1-1)
Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs, 9:00 p.m.                                    (Series tied 1-1)
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30 p.m.                   (Series tied 1-1)

NFL – NFL schedule includes 5 outside US
The NFC champion Los Angeles Rams will host Cincinnati in London on Oct. 27 for one of five international games on the 2019 schedule. Earlier in October, the league will play two games at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in London. The Raiders will host the Bears on Oct. 6, and the Buccaneers will be the home team against the Panthers on Oct. 13. The league returns to Mexico on Monday night Nov. 18. The Chiefs will play LA’s other team, the Chargers.

Chicago Bears

1. 9/5 vs. Green Bay (8:20 p.m.) Thursday Night Football
2. 9/15 at Denver (4:25 p.m.)
3. 9/23 at Washington (8:15 p.m.) Monday Night Football
4. 9/29 vs. Minnesota (4:25 p.m.)
5. 10/6 vs. Oakland (1:00 p.m.) at London
6. 10/13 BYE WEEK
7. 10/20 vs. New Orleans (4:25 p.m.)
8. 10/27 vs. LA Chargers (1:00 p.m.)
9. 11/3 at Philadelphia (1:00 p.m.)
10. 11/10 vs. Detroit (1:00 p.m.)
11. 11/17 at LA Rams (8:20 p.m.) Sunday Night Football
12. 11/24 vs. New York Giants (1:00 p.m.)
13. 11/28 at Detroit (12:30 p.m.) Thanksgiving
14. 12/5 vs. Dallas (8:20 p.m.) Thursday Night Football
15. 12/15 at Green Bay (1:00 p.m.)
16. 12/22 vs. Kansas City (8:20 p.m.) Sunday Night Football
17. 12/29 at Minnesota (1:00 p.m.)

Detroit Lions

1. 9/8 at Arizona (4:25 p.m.)
2. 9/15 vs. LA Chargers (1:00 p.m.)
3. 9/22 at Philadelphia (1:00 p.m.)
4. 9/29 vs. Kansas City (1:00 p.m.)
5. 10/6 BYE WEEK
6. 10/14 at Green Bay (8:15 p.m.) Monday Night Football
7. 10/20 vs. Minnesota (1:00 p.m.)
8. 10/27 vs. New York Giants (1:00 p.m.)
9. 11/3 at Oakland (4:05 p.m.)
10. 11/10 at Chicago (1:00 p.m.)
11. 11/17 vs. Dallas (1:00 p.m.)
12. 11/24 at Washington (1:00 p.m.)
13. 11/28 vs. Chicago (12:30 p.m.) Thanksgiving
14. 12/8 at Minnesota (1:00 p.m.)
15. 12/15 vs. Tampa Bay (1:00 p.m.)
16. TBD at Denver (TBD)
17. 12/29 vs. Green Bay (1:00 p.m.)



MWL – Midwest League Baseball

Lansing Lugnuts 8, West Michigan Whitecaps 2
South Bend Cubs 2, Great Lakes Loons 1

Dayton Dragos at Lansing Lugnuts, 6:05 p.m.
Bowling Green Hot Rods at Great Lakes Loons, 6:05 p.m.
South Bend Cubs at Lake County Captains, 6:30 p.m.
West Michigan Whitecaps at Fort Wayne Tin Caps, 7:05 p.m.


MHSAA – High School Sports

Girls Soccer

St. Joseph 0, Mattawan 0 – TIE
Lakeshore at Battle Creek Lakeview, PPD
Gull Lake 8, Niles 0
Lake Michigan Catholic 1, Berrien Springs 0
Michigan Lutheran 6, Cassopolis 1
Vicksburg 5, Dowagiac 2
Saugatuck 2, Watervliet 1
Coloma 10, Schoolcraft 2
Bridgman 6, Brandywine 1
Otsego 2, Paw Paw 0
Plainwell 3, Three Rivers 1
South Haven 2, Sturgis 1
Allegan 9, Edwardsburg 1
Portage Central at Kalamazoo Central, PPD
Portage Northern at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, PPD
Fennville 2, Delton-Kellogg 1

Michigan Lutheran 18, Benton Harbor 2 – Game 1
Michigan Lutheran 20, Benton Harbor 0 – Game 2

Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 2, South Haven 0

Girls Tennis
St. Joseph 8, Kalamazoo Central 0
Gull Lake 7, Niles 1
Allegan 8, South Haven 0
Brandywine 8, Coloma 0

St. Joseph at Gull Lake, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Buchanan at Lakeshore, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
South Haven at Edwardsburg, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Three Rivers at Kalamazoo Central, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Brandywine at New Buffalo, 4:15 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Fennville, 4:30 p.m.
Coloma at Martin, 4:30 p.m.
Mendon at Eau Claire, 4:30 p.m.
Saugatuck at Gobles, 4:30 p.m.

St. Joseph at Gull Lake, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Niles at Buchanan, 4:15 p.m.
Kalamazoo Central at Bridgman, 4:00 p.m.
South Haven at Edwardsburg, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Watervliet at Paw Paw, 4:00 p.m.
Brandywine at New Buffalo, 4:15 p.m.
Hartford at Bangor, 4:30 p.m.
Centreville at Bloomingdale, 4:30 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Fennville, 4:30 p.m.
Saugatuck at Gobles, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer
Buchanan at South Haven, 5:00
Dowagiac at Brandywine, 5:00 p.m.
Comstock at Hartford, 5:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Lawton, 6:00 p.m.

Girls Tennis
Niles at Sturgis, 4:00 p.m.
Comstock at Berrien Springs, 4:30 p.m.
Brandywine at Buchanan, 4:30 p.m.