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West MI SportsCenter Morning Edition - 04/01/2014

 
West MI SportsCenter Morning Edition - 04/01/2014
Posted April 1st, 2014 @ 9:04am by By Bret Bakita

The Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals (4-3) yesterday on Opening Day at Comerica Park.  Down (3-1) in the seventh inning, the Tigers new shortstop Alex Gonzalez tied the game with an RBI triple, then hit a single in the ninth to plate the winning run.  Victor Martinez had a solo homer in the second.  Joe Nathan picked up the win out of the bullpen, pitching a perfect ninth inning.  Detroit is off today, but returns to the field tomorrow.  Max Scherzer gets his first start of the year for the Tigers, while the Royals will counter with Jason Vargas. 

Michigan's Nik Stauskas has been named to the 2014 Wooden All-American team.  Creighton forward Doug McDermott and UConn guard Shabazz Napier highlight the group of 10 players that was announced yesterday. 

The Pistons came from behind last night to beat the Milwaukee Bucks (116-111) at the Palace, snapping their 3-game losing streak.  Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 28 points and 14 rebounds, Josh Smith added 26 in the win. 

The Detroit Red Wings have nominated forward Daniel Alfredsson for the 2014 Bill Masterton Trophy, given annually to the NHL player who exhibits perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.  Alfredsson joined Detroit after 17 seasons in Ottawa with the Senators. 

Lastly, in high school football news, the Muskegon Big Reds have signed an agreement for a two-year deal to open against Division 1 state power Detroit Catholic Central.  The announcement was made yesterday afternoon, and this year's game is scheduled for 7pm Friday, August 29th. at Hackley Stadium in Muskegon.  In 2015, the game will be played in Week #1 at DCC.

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