Tigers pick up 6th win in last 7 games with 6-2 win over Cleveland – Tuesday Morning Sports Update


MLB – Major League Baseball
Detroit Tigers 6, Cleveland Guardians 2
Kansas City Royals 12, Chicago White Sox 5
St. Louis Cardinals 3, Chicago Cubs 1

Tigers 6, Guardians 2 – Ibañez homers, scores 3 runs as Tigers topple Guardians 6-2
Joey Wentz shrugged off giving up a couple quick hits for his first win and Andy Ibañez homered and scored three runs, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-2 win over the struggling Cleveland Guardians. Wentz allowed a double and single to start the game before settling in. The left-hander retired 13 of 14 before giving up a pair of walks in the sixth. Ibañez connected in the fifth inning and Riley Greene drove in two runs as the Tigers won for the sixth time in seven games. José Ramírez homered for Cleveland, which has scored three runs or less in 22 of 35 games.

Royals 12, White Sox 5 – Melendez has 4 RBIs, Royals score 8 in 6th, beat ChiSox 12-5
MJ Melendez homered and drove in four runs, Nick Pratto had a three-run double during an eight-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 12-5. Melendez hit a two-run shot in the fourth against Dylan Cease and then had a two-run single in the sixth as the Royals turned a 4-4 game into a rout. Kansas City had its highest-scoring game this season and won consecutive home games for the first time since last September. Cease gave up seven runs in five-plus innings as his ERA rose to 5.58. Jose Cuas got one out in relief of Zack Greinke for the win.

Cardinals 3, Cubs 1 – Contreras leads Cardinals past Cubs 3-1 in return to Wrigley
Willson Contreras had two hits and two RBIs in his return to Wrigley Field, including a tiebreaking double, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1. St. Louis also got a strong effort from its bullpen in its second straight win after an eight-game losing streak. Génesis Cabrera, Jordan Hicks and Ryan Helsley combined for 4 2/3 innings of one-hit ball in relief of Miles Mikolas. Contreras played for Chicago for seven seasons before departing in free agency, signing an $87.5 million, five-year contract with St. Louis in December.

Detroit (Lorenzen 1-1) at Cleveland (Bieber 2-1), 6:10 p.m.        News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 7:50
Chicago White Sox (Giolito 1-2) at Kansas City (Lyles 0-5), 7:40 p.m.
St. Louis (Flaherty 2-4) at Chicago Cubs (Taillon 0-2), 7:40 p.m.

NHL – National Hockey League – 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 2 (Best of 7)
Last Night
Vegas Golden Knights 5, Edmonton Oilers 1                            (VGK leads 2-1)

Golden Knights 5, Oilers 1 – Marchessault, Eichel lead Vegas to 5-1 win over Oilers
Jonathan Marchessault scored his first two goals of the playoffs, Jack Eichel had a goal and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 for a 2-1 lead in their second-round playoff series. Zach Whitecloud and Chandler Stephenson also scored for Vegas. Laurent Brossoit left at 11:44 of the first period after turning away three of four shots. Adin Hill came on and stopped all 25 shots he saw. Warren Foegele scored the first goal of the game for Edmonton before the Golden Knights countered with five. Stuart Skinner was pulled in the second period after giving up four goals on 23 shots. Jack Campbell replaced him and made nine saves. Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is here Wednesday night, followed by Game 5 on Friday night at Las Vegas.

Carolina Panthers at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 p.m.                    (CAR leads 2-1)
Dallas Stars at Seattle Kraken, 9:30 p.m.                               (SEA leads 2-1)

NHL – Blackhawks win NHL draft lottery, get to pick Connor Bedard
The Chicago Blackhawks have won the NHL draft lottery and the right to select Connor Bedard with the first pick. Chicago had the third-highest odds of winning it at 11.5%. Bedard is considered the top draft-eligible prospect available since Connor McDavid in 2015. Bedard’s 72 goals and 143 points with Regina of the Western Hockey League were the most of any junior hockey player in Canada. League-worst Anaheim won the lottery to pick second and choose among forwards Adam Fantilli from the University of Michigan, Matvei Michkov from Russia and Leo Carlsson from Sweden at the draft June 28 in Nashville. The Detroit Red Wings will have the 9th selection.

NBA – National Basketball Association Playoffs – Round 2 (Best of 7)
Last Night
Miami Heat 109, New York Knicks 101                                     (MIA leads 3-1)
Los Angles Lakers 104, Golden State Warriors 101                   (LAL leads 3-1)

Heat 109, Knicks 101 – Heat take 3-1 lead, hold off Knicks 109-101 for Game 4 win
Jimmy Butler scored 27 points and added 10 assists, Bam Adebayo finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Miami Heat moved a win away from their third trip to the Eastern Conference finals in the last four years by topping the New York Knicks 109-101. Max Strus scored 16, Kyle Lowry added 15 and Caleb Martin scored 10 for the Heat. Miami, the No. 8 seed, leads the East semifinal series 3-1, with Game 5 — and the first potential clincher — awaiting in New York on Wednesday night. Jalen Brunson finished with 32 points and 11 assists for fifth-seeded New York, while RJ Barrett scored 24 and Julius Randle scored 20 for the Knicks before fouling out with about three minutes left.

Lakers 104, Warriors 101 – Lakers rally past Warriors 104-101, take 3-1 series lead
Lonnie Walker scored all of his 15 points in a phenomenal fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied late to take a 3-1 series lead with a 104-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4. LeBron James scored 27 points and Anthony Davis had 23 points and 15 rebounds for the seventh-seeded Lakers, who moved to the brink of an improbable trip to the Western Conference finals with their eighth consecutive home victory since March. Los Angeles overcame Stephen Curry’s third career postseason triple-double down the stretch largely because of Walker.

Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m.                        (Series tied 2-2)
Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets, 10:00 p.m.                            (Series tied 2-2)

NCAA – Iowa, Iowa St announce investigations into athlete gambling
The University of Iowa says 26 athletes across five sports are suspected of wagering on sports in violation of NCAA rules and more than 100 people have been linked to an investigation. Iowa State acknowledged about 15 of its athletes across three sports also are suspected of violating gambling rules. Last week, Alabama fired baseball coach Brad Bohannon following a report of suspicious bets made at an Ohio casino involving his team. NCAA rules prohibit athletes, coaches and staff from betting on amateur, collegiate and professional sports in which the NCAA conducts a championship.

Golf – Tiger Woods’ lawyers try to stop ex-girlfriend’s lawsuit
Attorneys for golf superstar Tiger Woods will soon be in court in an attempt to halt a lawsuit his ex-girlfriend filed against him. The attorneys are expected to argue in a Florida court Tuesday that Erica Herman signed a nondisclosure agreement with the golfer requiring that any disagreement between the two must be decided by an arbitrator in private. Herman is arguing that the contract should be thrown out. She was working as the manager of his Florida restaurant when their romantic relationship began. She says she signed the agreement under duress because he threatened to fire her if she didn’t, His lawyers deny that.

NFL – Bills’ Hamlin will put the millions raised into his charity
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin will use the $10 million given to online fundraising campaigns by well-wishers after his on-field collapse to fund his own nonprofit, the Chasing M’s Foundation. The decision begins the 25-year-old’s plan for the unprecedented outpouring of support that he received after his heart stopped following a tackle during a Monday night football game in January. Hamlin first started Chasing M’s Foundation in May 2020 when he was still a student playing with the University of Pittsburgh. His spokesperson said they applied last month for retroactive tax-exempt status for the nonprofit.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
No games yesterday

Great Lakes Loons at Lake County Captains, 6:35 p.m.
Lansing Lugnuts at West Michigan Whitecaps, 6:35 p.m.
South Bend Cubs at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 7:40 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Girls Soccer
St. Joseph 1, Lakeshore 1 – TIE
Saugatuck 4, Our Lady of the Lake 0
Mattawan 10, Battle Creek Central 0
Portage Central 5, Battle Creek Lakeview 1
Gull Lake 5, Kalamazoo Central 0
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 3, Portage Northern 0
Paw Paw 2, Edwardsburg 2 – TIE
Vicksburg 8, Niles 0
Otsego 6, Sturgis 0
Plainwell 8, Three Rivers 0
South Haven 8, Watervliet 0
Holland Black River 8, Coloma 0
Fennville 4, Bridgman 0
Berrien Springs 8, Covert 0
New Buffalo 1, Buchanan 0
Allegan 8, Schoolcraft 0
Comstock 4, Marcellus 0
Kalamazoo Hackett 3, Delton-Kellogg 2
Kalamazoo Christian 6, Lawton 0
Parchment 5, Constantine 1

Brandywine 11, Michigan Lutheran 0 – Game 1
Brandywine 5, Michigan Lutheran 0 – Game 2
Loy Norrix 12, River Valley 2 – Game 1
Loy Norrix 13, River Valley 1 – Game 2
Lawrence 11, Cassopolis 5 – Game 1
Lawrence 6, Cassopolis 0 – Game 2
Marcellus 15, Bloomingdale 0 – Game 1
Marcellus 10, Bloomingdale 4 – Game 2
Kalamazoo Central 8, Plainwell 5
Portage Northern 7, Kalamazoo Hackett 1

Girls Tennis
Brandywine 8, Three Rivers 0

St. Joseph at Zeeland West, cancelled
Brandywine 10, Michigan Lutheran 0 – Game 1
Brandywine 10, Michigan Lutheran 0 – Game 2
Buchanan 4, Bronson 3 – Game 1
Buchanan 7, Bronson 6 – Game 2
Cassopolis 10, Lawrence 0 – Game 1
Cassopolis 19, Lawrence 9 – Game 2
Three Rivers 5, Kalamazoo Central 4 – Game 1
Three Rivers 12, Kalamazoo Central 6 – Game 2
Portage Central 6, Kalamazoo Christian 2 – Game 1
Kalamazoo Christian 8, Portage Central 7 – Game 2
Lawton at Paw Paw, cancelled
Parchment 2, Constantine 0 – Game 1
Parchment 11, Constantine 1 – Game 2

Track and Field
St. Joseph, Lakeshore, at Mattawan
Boys:    St. Joseph 117, Lakeshore 43
Boys:    St. Joseph 103, Mattawan 59
Boys:    Mattawan 80, Lakeshore 77
Girls:    St. Joseph 104.5, Lakeshore 54.5
Girls:    St. Joseph 126, Mattawan 29
Girls:    Lakeshore 112, Mattawan 39

Mattawan at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 6:30 p.m.
Lowell at Allegan, 6:00 p.m.
Bangor at Bloomingdale, 5:30 p.m.

Benton Harbor at Brandywine, 4:15 p.m.
Michigan Lutheran at Eau Claire, 4:15 p.m.
New Buffalo at Our Lady of the Lake, 4:15 p.m.
South Haven at Watervliet, 4:30 p.m.
Allegan at Coloma, 4:30 p.m.
Niles at Edwardsburg, 4:00 p.m.
Otsego at Plainwell, 4:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Sturgis, 4:00 p.m.
Paw Paw at Three Rivers, 4:00 p.m.
Dowagiac at Berrien Springs, 4:00 p.m.
Gobles at Delton-Kellogg, 4:30 p.m.
Holland Black River at Galesburg-Augusta, 4:30 p.m.
Constantine at Kalamazoo Christian, 4:30 p.m.
Lawton at Kalamazoo Hackett, 4:30 p.m.
Parchment at Schoolcraft, 4:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Central at Mattawan, 4:00 p.m.
White Pigeon at Marcellus, 4:30 p.m.

Benton Harbor at Brandywine, 4:15 p.m.
Michigan Lutheran at Eau Claire, 4:15 p.m.
South Haven at Watervliet, 4:30 p.m.
Allegan at Coloma, 4:30 p.m.
Niles at Edwardsburg, 4:00 p.m.
Otsego at Plainwell, 4:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Sturgis, 4:00 p.m.
Paw Paw at Three Rivers, 4:00 p.m.
Bridgman at Bangor, 4:30 p.m.
Dowagiac at Berrien Springs, 4:00 p.m.
Gobles at Delton-Kellogg, 4:30 p.m.
Holland Black River at Galesburg-Augusta, 4:30 p.m.
Constantine at Kalamazoo Christian, 4:30 p.m.
Lawton at Kalamazoo Hackett, 4:30 p.m.
Parchment at Schoolcraft, 4:30 p.m.
White Pigeon at Marcellus, 4:30 p.m.
Cassopolis at Decatur, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis
Buchanan at Our Lady of the Lake, 4:30 p.m.
South Haven at Kalamazoo Hackett, 4:30 p.m.

Boys Golf
Lakeland Conference at Benton Harbor, 4:00 p.m. (Harbor Shores)
Benton Harbor, Berrien Springs, Brandywine, Buchanan, Dowagiac

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