Once again this spring, a lack of offense hurt the Detroit Tigers as they lost to the Cleveland Indians, 3-2, last night at Comerica Park. The Tigers left seven on base while Anibal Sanchez started the game by walking the first three batters and allowed three runs in the first two innings; he took the loss. The Tigers and Indians meet again this afternoon; first pitch is 1:08, Justin Verlander will get the start.
The Detroit Pistons season ended with a whimper last night. After leading into the 4th quarter, Kevin Durant scored 21 points in the final frame as the Pistons lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-111 on the road. According to the NBA, the Pistons now have a 2.8% chance of drawing the first pick in the NBA Draft Lottery.
The Detroit Red Wings start their playoffs run tomorrow night in Boston against the Bruins.
The Grand Rapids Griffins play their final home game of the regular season tomorrow night at Van Andel Arena before the Calder Cup playoffs begin next week. Game time tomorrow night is 7:00pm on NewsRadio WOOD 1300 and 106.9fm.
Could it really be that the Detroit Lions are serious about trading up for a better draft pick? The Lions announced on Wednesday that they hosted South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for an official visit at the team's facilities, fueling speculation that the Lions may, indeed, try to trade up. Meanwhile others say this is the Lions simply doing their homework in case a player like Clowney is still on the board when the Lions’ overall tenth pick comes around. Clowney is projected by many experts to be THE top pick in the NFL Draft on May 8th.
The public is invited to an event to honor the life of little Lacey, the 8-year-old from St. Johns who became the inspiration behind the Spartans run to the Big Ten tournament title before losing her battle with cancer last week. The Lacey Joy Elizabeth Holsworth Life Celebration begins at 6:30 this evening at the Breslin Center. The Holsworth family has planned this event to tell the story of Lacey’s entire life, not just her public battle with cancer. The Holsworth family is asking those who attend to wear bright colors. Gates open at 6:00pm, and parking is free in the lots around Breslin.