Weekday Morning Sports – Tuesday 5/5/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Tuesday, May 05, 2015

MLB – Major League Baseball
St. Louis Cardinals 10, Chicago Cubs 9
White Sox and Tigers were off

Cardinals 10, Cubs 9 – Cardinals rally from 5 down to beat Cubs 10-9
Tony Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run double to cap a four-run seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 10-9 on Monday night for their seventh straight win.  Mark Reynolds started the comeback for the NL Central leaders, who trailed 5-0 in the first, with his fourth career grand slam in the bottom of the inning. The Cardinals improved to 19-6 for the franchise’s best start since 1900. Miguel Socolovich (2-0) allowed a hit in a scoreless seventh and Seth Maness gave up a homer to rookie Addison Russell with two outs in the ninth before earning his second save. Miguel Montero had two hits and three RBIs and pitcher Travis Wood had an RBI in the first for the Cubs. Anthony Rizzo homered and Kris Bryant had an infield hit and four walks for Chicago.

Detroit (Greene 3-1) at Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 1-2), 8:10 p.m.      WSJM-AM/WCSY-FM 7:45
Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 0-1) at St. Louis (Lyons 0-0), 8:15 p.m.

NBA – 2015 NBA Playoffs – Round 2 (Best of 7)
Last Night
Chicago Bulls 99, Cleveland Cavaliers 92                                 (CHI leads 1-0)
Los Angeles Clippers 117, Houston Rockets 101                        (LAC leads 1-0)

Bulls 99, Cavaliers 92 – Rose, Gasol pace Bulls to 99-92 win over Cavs in Game 1
Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Pau Gasol added 21, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 99-92 victory over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night. Looking like the MVP he was before being slowed by knee injuries, Rose helped the Bulls swipe home-court advantage from the Cavs, who were missing starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith. Jimmy Butler added 20 points and banked in a contested jumper with 30 seconds left as the Bulls closed it out. Kyrie Irving scored 30 points and LeBron James added 19 and 15 rebounds for Cleveland, playing its first game since Love , one of the Cavs’ Big 3 , was lost for the remainder of the postseason with a shoulder injury. Game 2 is Wednesday night. The Cavs only trailed by four points in the final minutes, but they forced several 3-point attempts and James missed a tough layup with 51 seconds left.

Clippers 117, Rockets 101 – Clippers take opener without Paul
Blake Griffin recorded his second straight triple-double and the Clippers took Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series by downing the Rockets 117-101 in Houston. Griffin finished with team highs of 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists as the Clippers earned their third consecutive win. Matt Barnes shot 8-for-11 in scoring 20 points for the Clippers, who were without Chris Paul because of a strained left hamstring.

Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks, 8:00 p.m.                        (WSH Leads 1-0)
Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors, 10:30 p.m.             (GSW Leads 1-0)

The Golden State Warriors have their first NBA Most Valuable Player since the franchise was located in Philadelphia. Point guard Stephen Curry has won the Maurice Podoloff Trophy by a sizeable margin. He received 100 of 130 first-place votes, while James Harden of Houston got 25 and Cleveland’s LeBron James picked up five. Curry drained an NBA-record 286 3-pointers and averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds in helping the Warriors finish with a league-best 67 wins. He has averaged 20.9 points and 6.9 assists in six NBA seasons.    He’s the franchise’s first MVP since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960.
NHL – 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 2 (Best of 7)
Last Night
Washington Capitals 1, New York Rangers 0                               (WSH Leads 2-1)

Capitals 1, Rangers 0 – Caps blank Blueshirts
Braden Holtby stopped 30 shots and Jay Beagle scored the only goal as the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 1-0 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the second-round series. Holtby’s second career playoff shutout came two years to the day of his first, also against the Rangers. Beagle scored on a deflection as the puck bounced off the skate of Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle and into the net 7:31 into the second period.

Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild, 8:00 p.m.                       (CHI Leads 2-0)
Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames, 9:30 p.m.                                (ANA Leads 2-0)

NHL – Devils get a new GM
Lou Lamoriello is stepping down as the New Jersey Devils’ general manager and handing the job to Ray Shero.  Lamoriello will remain as president of hockey operations. The 72-year-old Lamoriello has led the Devils since 1987 and guided them to three Stanley Cups. The 52-year-old Shero was let go as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ general manager last May.  The Devils are still looking for a coach, and Lamoriello says Shero will make that hire.

Hockey – World Championships – US stays unbeaten
Torey Krug’s power play goal in the second period broke a 1-all tie and the United States went on to beat defending champ Russia 4-2 at the hockey world championship. The unbeaten Americans top Group B with nine points, three more than Russia, which suffered its first loss of the tournament.

College Hockey – Denver, Colorado College to play outdoor game at Coors Field
The University of Denver and Colorado College will play an outdoor hockey game at Coors Field in February. This will be the first time the Pioneers and Tigers have played outdoors in a rivalry that dates to the 1950s. The game will be held Feb. 20 and is being called the “Battle on Blake.” A week later, the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings meet in an outdoor game at Coors Field. It’s the third straight season a team from the National Collegiate Hockey Conference has been involved in an outdoor game. The Miami RedHawks played at Chicago’s Soldier Field last season and the Western Michigan Broncos were in the 2013 Great Lakes Invitational, which was at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Golf – McIlroy, Spieth together in opening 2 rounds of Players
The match that didn’t happen in San Francisco will be available in stroke play at The Players Championship this week. Match Play winner Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Jordan Spieth are in the same group for the opening two rounds. McIlroy is a four-time major champion who stretched his lead at No. 1 in the world with his victory Sunday in the Match Play Championship. Spieth is No. 2 in the world. He was eliminated before the weekend at the Match Play. Jason Day is the third member of that group. Tiger Woods is competing for the first time since he tied for 17th in the Masters. He was in the same group as U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer and Adam Scott. Kaymer in the defending champion at The Players.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
Lansing Lugnuts 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 6
Great Lakes Loons 2, South Bend Cubs 0

West Michigan Whitecaps at Lansing Lugnuts, 10:35 a.m.
Great Lakes Loons at South Bend Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

ECHL – East Coast Hockey League – 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs – Round 2 (Best of 7)
Toledo Walleye at Fort Wayne Komets, 7:30 p.m.                         (TOL Leads 2-0)

MHSAA – High School Sports
Girls Soccer
Lakeshore 4, St. Joseph 0
Natalie Stampfly opened the scoring in the first half, then in the second half Carley Dubbert scored twice, Lindsay Ebeling scored her 70th career goal as Lakeshore defeated St. Joseph 4-0.

Michigan Lutheran 3, Buchanan 3 – TIE
Jada Meahl scored twice for Buchanan, including the game tying goal with 2 minutes left to earn Buchanan a 3-3 tie with Michigan Lutheran.  Hailey Maas’ second goal of the game with 26 minutes left gave Lutheran a 3-1 lead.   Jessica Lee started the Buchanan comeback with a goal with 8 minutes left.  Courtney Ritter had a goal for the Titans.

Lake Michigan Catholic 7, Bridgman 0
Katie Sullivan had two goals and two assists, Brianna Watts had two goals and an assist as Lake Michigan Catholic shut out Bridgman 7-0.  Sarah McCoy, Sammie Schueneman, and Ally Sullivan also scored for the Lakers, who improve to 9-3 on the year.

South Haven 7, Coloma 0
Brynn Murdock scored 4 goals to help lead South Haven to a 7-0 win over Coloma.

Portage Northern 8, Niles 0
Mattawan 1, Battle Creek Lakeview 0
Edwardsburg 7, Berrien Springs 0
Plainwell 2, Otsego 0
Paw Paw 10, Dowagiac 0
Three Rivers 1, Sturgis 0
Vicksburg 3, Allegan 1
Hartford 3, Saugatuck 1

Girls Tennis
Portage Central 7, St. Joseph 1
Three Rivers 8, South Haven 0
Sturgis 5, Edwardsburg 3

Dowagiac 13, Cassopolis 10 – Game 1
Dowagiac 13, Cassopolis 3 – Game 2
Fennville 12, Bangor 10 – Game 1
Fennville 7, Bangor 6 – Game 2
Decatur 11, Watervliet 0 – Game 1
Decatur 11, Watervliet 0 – Game 2

Michigan Lutheran 19, Eau Claire 0 – Game 1
Michigan Lutheran 13, Eau Claire 3 – Game 2
Dowagiac 14, Cassopolis 4 – Game 1
Dowagiac 11, Cassopolis 0 – Game 2
Fennville 16, Bangor 3 – Game 1
Fennville 10, Bangor 1 – Game 2
Decatur 3, Watervliet 0 – Game 1
Decatur 5, Watervliet 3 – Game 2
Saugatuck 19, Martin 7 – Game 1
Saugatuck 19, Martin 13 – Game 2

St. Joseph at Niles, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Benton Harbor at Lakeshore, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Battle Creek Cent. at Mattawan, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Dowagiac at Berrien Springs, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Edwardsburg at Coloma, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
South Haven at Paw Paw, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Bridgman at Buchanan, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Brandywine at Lake Mich. Cath., 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Michigan Lutheran at Eau Claire, 4:15 p.m.
Howardsville Christian at Cassopolis, 4:15 p.m.

St. Joseph at Niles, 4:00 P.M. (DH)
Benton Harbor at Lakeshore, 4:00 P.M. (DH)
Battle Creek Cent. at Mattawan, 4:00 P.M. (DH)
Dowagiac at Berrien Springs, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Edwardsburg at Coloma, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
South Haven at Paw Paw, 4:00 P.M. (DH)
Bridgman at Buchanan, 4:15 P.M. (DH)
Brandywine at Lake Mich. Cath., 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Watervliet Grace Christian at Lawton, 4:30 p.m.

Track and Field
St. Joseph, Lakeshore, at Portage Northern, 4:00 p.m.
Benton Harbor, Niles, at Portage Central, 4:00 p.m.
Berrien Springs, Coloma, Dowagiac, at Edwardsburg, 4:15 p.m.
Paw Paw at South Haven, 4:15 p.m.

Girls Soccer
Dowagiac at Berrien Springs, 5:00 p.m.
Brandywine at River Valley, 5:00 p.m.
Granger Christian at Cassopolis, 5:00 p.m.
Fennville at Watervliet, 5:30 p.m.