Weekday Morning Sports – Tuesday 7/7/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Tuesday, July 07, 2015

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Detroit Tigers 12, Seattle Mariners 5
Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto Blue Jays 2
St. Louis Cardinals 6, Chicago Cubs 0

Tigers 12, Mariners 5 – Castellanos has 4 RBIs, Tigers win 12-5
Nick Castellanos hit a home run and drove in four runs to lead a 19-hit outburst from the Detroit Tigers in a 12-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday. Castellanos had a season-high four hits and matched a season best with four RBIs. Victor Martinez added four hits, while J.D. Martinez had three hits and two RBIs. Mayckol Guaipe (0-1) took the loss after allowing three runs on two hits and a walk without getting an out in relief. Alfredo Simon (8-5) gave up five runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings to earn the win. Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma allowed five runs on eight hits in five-plus innings.

White Sox 4, Blue Jays 2 – Sale strikeout streak ends, pitches White Sox past Toronto
Chris Sale’s bid for a record strikeout streak ended, but he pitched a six-hitter that led the Chicago White Sox past the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Monday night in the fastest major league game in almost four years. Sale (7-4) had struck out at least 10 batters in eight straight starts, matching the major league mark set by Pedro Martinez in 1999. The White Sox ace fanned six in a complete game, outpitching former mentor Mark Buehrle (9-5), who also went the distance.  There were no walks in a game that took only 1 hour, 54 minutes. It was the speediest big league game since Tampa Bay and Kansas City took 1:53 on Aug. 9, 2011, STATS said. All of Chicago’s runs were unearned. An error by shortstop Jose Reyes leading off the eighth helped the White Sox score three times and overcome a 2-1 deficit. Josh Donaldson and Chris Colabello hit solo home runs for Toronto.

Cardinals 6, Cubs 0 – Lackey outduels Lester, leads Cardinals to 6-0 win over Cubs
John Lackey threw seven scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Monday night despite Jon Lester taking a no-hitter into the seventh. Signed to a six-year, $155 million deal over the offseason, Lester (4-7) remained winless in nine straight starts since beating Pittsburgh on May 16. He allowed two hits and two unearned runs while striking out eight for Chicago. Lester’s bid for his second career no-hitter ended with one out in the seventh when Kris Bryant couldn’t handle Jhonny Peralta’s sharp grounder in back of third base. The Chicago defense then let Lester down when Bryant’s throw to second on a Jason Heyward grounder went into right field.

Tonight
St. Louis (Cooney 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 8-5), 1:20 p.m., 1st game
St. Louis (Lyons 2-0) at Chicago Cubs (Undecided), 8:05 p.m., 2nd game
Toronto (Undecided) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 4-7), 8:10 p.m.
Detroit (K.Ryan 1-2) at Seattle (T.Walker 7-6), 10:10 p.m.                  WSJM-AM/WCSY-FM 9:45

MLB – Tigers claim 1B-OF Krauss off waivers from Tampa Bay
The Detroit Tigers have claimed first baseman-outfielder Marc Krauss off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays. Krauss is expected to the join the Tigers in Seattle. The Tigers recently lost slugging first baseman Miguel Cabrera to a strained calf that put him on the disabled list.

MLB – Cubs pitcher Jon Lester gets 1st career hit in 67th at-bat
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has singled for his first major league hit after 66 fruitless at-bats. Lester came up in the second inning Monday night and hit a low liner that ricocheted off the leg of St. Louis Cardinals right-hander John Lackey. Fans cheered when the Cubs put a message on the large video board announcing it was his first career hit.

NBA – Spurs get West
David West is leaving the Indiana Pacers for a less lucrative contract with the San Antonio Spurs. The veteran forward left the Pacers’ $12 million offer on the table for a one-year, $1.4 million deal and a better chance to win an elusive championship. He joins a Spurs club that has added All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge and retained Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green.
NHL – Oilers get G Anders Nilsson in trade with Blackhawks
The Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nilsson has a 9-9 record and a 3.05 goals-against average in 23 career NHL games with the New York Islanders. He played in the Russian Kontinental Hockey League last season.

NHL – Blackhawks to hold training camp at Notre Dame for 3rd year
The Chicago Blackhawks will hold their training camp at the University of Notre Dame for the third year in a row. The Stanley Cup-winning team said in a Monday news release that Blackhawks practices will be at the school’s Compton Family Ice Arena from Sept. 18 to 20. The team’s annual Training Camp Festival will be at Chicago’s United Center on Sept. 21. The $50 million ice arena opened on Notre Dame’s campus in 2011 with two rinks. Capacity at the arena is 5,000.

NCAA Basketball – Syracuse leads nation in men’s basketball attendance again
Syracuse is the attendance leader in men’s basketball, edging Kentucky for the second straight year. The NCAA said Monday that Syracuse averaged 23,854 fans per game last season, just ahead of Kentucky’s 23,572. Louisville, at 21,386, was the only other school to draw better than 20,000 a game.  The Division I attendance total of more than 27.4 million was down slightly from a year ago but the ninth-highest in history. The NCAA Tournament attendance of 739,798 was the third-highest ever. The Big Ten led the nation in average attendance for the 39th straight year.  The Big Ten’s average of 12,781 fans was well ahead of the Atlantic Coast Conference average of 11,368.  Total attendance in all three NCAA divisions was more than 32.5 million.

Tennis – Wimbledon
For the first time in 11 years three Americans have advanced to the Wimbledon women’s quarterfinals. Top seed Serena Williams rolled into the quarters with a 6-4, 6-3 win over her sister, Venus, unseeded CoCo Vandeweghe beat No. 6 Lucie Safarova in straight sets and No. 21 Madison Keys needed three sets to reach the Elite Eight.  Men’s second seed Roger Federer, third seed Andy Murray and No. 4 Stan Wawrinka moved into the Wimbledon quarterfinals with straight-sets victories.

Golf – World No. 1 tears ankle ligament playing soccer
The world’s No. 1 golfer could miss the upcoming British Open because of another sport. Rory McIlroy said he suffered a “total rupture” of a left ankle ligament and the joint capsule while playing soccer with friends. His chief spokesman said McIlroy would not know until later in the week the extent of the injury and whether he would be able to compete in the year’s third major at St. Andrews. McIlroy was the co-favorite at St. Andrews with Jordan Spieth. The 21-year-old Texan has won the Masters and U.S. Open and goes to the British Open as only the fourth player with a shot at the modern Grand Slam.

Cycling – Tour de France – Leader crashes
Tour de France leader Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland was involved in a massive crash about 37 miles from the finish of the third stage.  The crash involved about 20 cyclists during Stage Three of the Tour de France. Spanish veteran Joaquim Rodriguez won the crash-marred third stage with British rider Chris Froome finishing second to take the race leader’s yellow jersey.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
West Michigan 3, Lake County 2
Fort Wayne 10, South Bend 9, 12 innings
Great Lakes 9, Lansing 5

Today
Lake County at West Michigan, 12:00 p.m.
Fort Wayne at South Bend, 7:05 p.m.
Great Lakes at Lansing, 7:05 p.m.