Weekday Morning Sports – Friday 4/13/18

MLB – Major League Baseball
Yesterday
Cleveland Indians 9, Detroit Tigers 3
Minnesota Twins 4, Chicago White Sox 0
Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Chicago Cubs 1

Indians 9, Tigers 3 – Lindor drives in 3 runs, Indians top Tigers 9-3
Francisco Lindor hit a leadoff homer and drove in three runs, helping the Cleveland Indians beat Detroit 9-3 on Thursday night for their 11th consecutive victory against the Tigers. The Indians completed a four-game series sweep and improved to 31-10 against their AL Central rival since 2016. Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer, and Trevor Bauer (1-1) struck out seven while pitching seven innings of two-run ball. Lindor, who entered the night batting .184 with one RBI, hit his fourth career leadoff homer off Michael Fulmer (1-2). He added a two-run double in the second and also scored three of Cleveland’s season-high nine runs. Jason Kipnis and Bradley Zimmer each had three hits for the Indians. Kipnis added two RBIs and Zimmer robbed Dixon Machado of an extra-base hit with a diving catch in the seventh.

Twins 4, White Sox 0 – Mauer gets 2,000th hit, Berrios pitches Twins past White Sox
Joe Mauer had downplayed his approaching milestone. But when the Target Field crowd rose to its feet to acknowledge the achievement, even the modest Mauer got a bit emotional. The native Minnesotan got his 2,000th career hit at home on Thursday night, and just as importantly for Mauer, it came in a Twins victory. Mauer had two hits and three RBIs, and Jose Berrios struck out 11 in seven innings for Minnesota in a 4-0 win against the Chicago White Sox. Mauer became the third Twins player (joining Rod Carew and Kirby Puckett), and the 12th active player, to reach 2,000 hits. He’s one of 287 players in history to reach the mark. Berrios (2-1) tied his career high for strikeouts and allowed just three hits for the second time in three starts this season. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.67 ERA in five starts against Chicago.  Chicago has lost eight of its past 10 games.

Pirates 6, Cubs 1 – Polanco homers twice to power Pirates past Cubs 6-1
Gregory Polanco homered twice to help back a third straight solid start by Trevor Williams, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled away from the Chicago Cubs  6-1 on Thursday. Francisco Cervelli lined a three-run shot in the seventh off Cubs reliever Justin Wilson as Pittsburgh scored four times in the inning to break open a tight game. Adam Frazier also went deep for Pittsburgh, which improved to 9-3. Kyle Schwarber homered, doubled and singled for three of the Cubs’ seven hits. Chicago’s Ian Happ had his first two-hit game this season. Williams (3-0) was a touch better than Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks (0-1) in what began as a pitchers’ duel following Chicago’s 13-5 rout of Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

Today
Atlanta (Sanchez 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Darvish 0-0), 2:20 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (Montgomery 0-0) at Detroit (Fiers 1-0), 7:10 p.m. WSJM Sports/Cosy-FM 6:45
Chicago White Sox (Lopez 0-1) at Minnesota (TBD), 8:10 p.m.

MLB – Tigers’ Bosio will miss couple of weeks with health issue
Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio will be away from the team for a couple of weeks because of an undisclosed health issue. Manager Ron Gardenhire said the 55-year-old Bosio wanted to remain with the Tigers after undergoing tests this week, but doctors have recommended he rest for the time being. Bosio was in the Tigers’ dugout Monday night but wasn’t feeling well, which led to him having tests Tuesday. Gardenhire said Bosio and his wife, Heather, drove to their home in Detroit from Cleveland on Wednesday. Bosio will watch video and go over reports on Detroit’s pitchers while he’s out. Bullpen coach Rick Anderson has moved to the dugout. Minor league pitching coordinator A.J. Sager has worked in the bullpen this series, but could return to his usual duties within the next few days. Bosio is in his first season as Detroit’s pitching coach after serving in the same role for six years with the Chicago Cubs. He pitched for Milwaukee and Seattle from 1986-97.

NHL – 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 1 – (Best of 7)
Last Night
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, New Jersey Devils 1                                  (TB leads 1-0)
Boston Bruins 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 1                                       (BOS leads 1-0)
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Washington Capitals 3 – OT                  (CBJ leads 1-0)
Nashville Predators 5, Colorado Avalanche 2                              (NAS leads 1-0)
San Jose Sharks 3, Anaheim Ducks 0                                             (SJ leads 1-0)

Tonight
Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:00 p.m.                  (PIT leads 1-0)
Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets, 7:00 p.m.                                  (WPG leads 1-0)
Los Angeles Kings at Vegas Golden Knights, 10:00 p.m.               (VGK leads 1-0)

NHL – Doughty suspended for Game 2
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has been suspended for Game 2 of the team’s series with the Golden Knights.  Doughty was punished by the NHL for an illegal check to the head of Vegas forward William Carrier midway through the third period of the opener. Carrier missed the rest of the game.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Saturday
San Antonio at Golden State, 3:00 p.m.
Washington at Toronto, 5:30 p.m.
Miami at Philadelphia, 8:00 p.m.
New Orleans at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday
Milwaukee at Boston, 1:00 p.m.
Indiana at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m.
Utah at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Houston, 9:00 p.m.

Golf – US Open – Woods enters Open at Shinnecock
Tiger Woods has filed his entry to play in the U.S. Open for the first time since 2015.  Woods finished tied for 32nd at the Masters as he continues his comeback from multiple back surgeries.  The second major of the year is slated for June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island, where Woods made his U.S. Open debut in 1995 as the U.S. Amateur champion.

AHL – American Hockey League
Last Night
Grand Rapids Griffins 6, San Antonio Rampage 2

ECHL – East Coast Hockey League – Kelly Cup Playoffs
Tonight
Indy Fuel at Toledo Walleye, 7:35 p.m.                                         (Game 1)

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
West Michigan Whitecaps 4, Great Lakes Loons 3
South Bend Cubs 5, Bowling Green Hot Rods 0
Lansing Lugnuts 13, Fort Wayne Tin Caps 4

Tonight
Dayton Dragons at Great Lakes Loons, 6:05 p.m.
South Bend Cubs at Lake County Captain, 6:30 p.m.
West Michigan Whitecaps at Lansing Lugnts, 7:05 p.m.

MHSAA – St. Joseph Girls Basketball Coach Paul Brohman steps down
Paul Brohman, who led St. Joe’s girls basketball program to back to back SMAC West Division Championships had stepped down from the post.  Brohman spent 5 seasons as head coach of the Lady Bears.  In his 5 seasons, St. Joe compiled a 76-34 record with Brohman as head coach.  St. Joe only had one losing season under Brohman, an 8-14 record in his opening season in 2013.  St. Joe finished this past season with an 18-3 record, falling to Lakeshore in the district semifinals.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Yesterday
Girls Soccer

St. Joseph 1, Gull Lake 1 – TIE
South Haven 2, Hartford 2 – TIE
Michigan Lutheran 2, Cassopolis 1

Baseball
Lakeshore 12, Battle Creek Central 1 – Game 1
Lakeshore 26, Battle Creek Central 0 – Game 2
Kalamazoo Central 3, St. Joseph 2 – Game 1
Kalamazoo Central 16, St. Joseph 1 – Game 2
Niles 16, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 1 – Game 1
Niles 10, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 0 – Game 2
Portage Central 11, Mattawan 3 – Game 1
Portage Central 6, Mattawan 3 – Game 2
Lake Michigan Catholic 2, Bridgman 0 – Game 1
Bridgman 5, Lake Michigan Catholic 1 – Game 2 – 8 Inn.
Benton Harbor 12, Eau Claire 2 – Game 1
Eau Claire 10, Benton Harbor 3 – Game 2
Cassopolis 10, Michigan Lutheran 7
Coloma 8, Gobles 0 – Game 1
Coloma 7, Gobles 4 – Game 2
Fennville 10, Lawrence 3 – Game 1
Lawrence 3, Fennville 0 – Game 2
Watervliet 14, Martin 0 – Game 1
Watervliet 11, Martin 1 – Game 2
Decatur 3, Buchanan 1 – Game 1
Decatur 9, Buchanan 3 – Game 2
Sturgis 12, Dowagiac 3 – Game 1
Sturgis 3, Dowagiac 0 Game 1 – 8 Inn.
Saugatuck 8, Lawton 7 – Game 1
Saugatuck 11, Lawton 1 – Game 2

Softball
Lakeshore 18, Battle Creek Central 0 – Game 1
Lakeshore 26, Battle Creek Central 0 – Game 2
St. Joseph 6, Kalamazoo Central 4 – Game 1
St. Joseph 20, Kalamazoo Central 5 – Game 2
Niles 13, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 2 – Game 1
Niles 15, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 3 – Game 2
Mattawan 6, Portage Central 2 – Game 1
Mattawan 3, Portage Central 2 – Game 2 – 8 Inn.
Bridgman 6, Lake Michigan Catholic 1 – Game 1
Bridgman 14, Lake Michigan Catholic 5 – Game 2
Eau Claire 11, Benton Harbor 10
Cassopolis 9, Michigan Lutheran 5 – Game 1
Cassopolis 15, Michigan Lutheran 5 – Game 2
Coloma 15, Gobles 0 – Game 1
Coloma 15, Gobles 0 – Game 2
Watervliet 12, Martin 0 – Game 1
Watervliet 10, Martin 0 – Game 2
Buchanan 10, Decatur 2 – Game 1
Buchanan 14, Decatur 2 – Game 2
Saugatuck 7, Lawton 2 – Game 1
Saugatuck 15, Lawton 6 – Game 2
South Haven 11, Plainwell 2 – Game 1
South Haven 15, Plainwell 0 – Game 2
River Valley 9, Hartford 3 – Game 1
River Valley 10, Hartford 1 – Game 2
Sturgis 19, Dowagiac 4 – Game 1
Dowagiac 4, Sturgis 3 – Game 2
Lawrence 13, Fennville 9 – Game 1
Lawrence 4, Fennville 2

Girls Tennis
St. Joseph 5, Sturgis 3
Lakeshore 8, Kalamazoo Central 0
Brandywine 7, Lake Michigan Catholic 1
Niles 5, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 3
South Haven 8, Otsego 0
New Buffalo 6, Berrien Springs 2
Comstock 5, Buchanan 3
Allegan 8, Otsego 0

Today
Baseball
Paw Paw at Edwardsburg, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Plainwell at South Haven, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
New Buffalo at Lake Michigan Catholic, 4:15 p.m.

Softball
Paw Paw at Edwardsburg, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
New Buffalo at Lake Michigan Catholic, 4:15 p.m

Girls Soccer
Lakeshore at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 6:45 p.m.
Niles at Mattawan, 6:45 p.m.
Buchanan at Lawrence, 5:00 p.m.
New Prairie (IN) at New Buffalo, 6:00 p.m.

Track and Field
St. Joseph at BC Lakeview Invitational, 4:00 p.m.
Benton Harbor, Lakeshore at Otsego relays, 4:00 p.m.

Saturday
Baseball
Benton Harbor Jackie Robinson Classic, 9:30 a.m.
St. Joseph at Marshall Tournament

Softball
Niles at Dowagiac Tournament
Coloma, Lakeshore at Portage Central Tournament
South Haven at Otsego Tournament
Cassopolis at Benton Harbor, 10 a.m. (DH)

Girls Soccer
St. Joseph, Vicksburg at Marshall Tournament
Bridgman at Watervliet, 10:00 a.m.

Girls Tennis
St. Joseph at Allegan Tournament

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