UNDATED (WHTC) - Don Kelly's three-run homer in the sixth inning off of Justin Masterson snapped a 1-1 tie, powering the Tigers to a series-sweeping, 4-1 victory over visiting Cleveland yesterday. Josè Alvarez, in his major league debut, allowed just three hits over six innings, giving up just a solo homer to former Tiger and Whitecap Ryan Raburn, to get the pitching victory, as the Bengals have won four straight and five of their last six. Detroit begins a three-game series in Kansas City tonight, with coverage on 1450 WHTC at 7:45 PM.
Cody Ransom's three-run homer in the seventh inning broke a 1-1 tie, as the Cubs rallied to beat visiting Pittsburgh yesterday, 4-1, salvaging the finale of a three-game series. Chicago entertains Cincinnati at Wrigley Field to start a four-game series this evening.
Hector Santiago scattered four hits over six innings in pitching the White Sox past visiting Oakland yesterday, 4-2, salvaging a split of a four-game weekend series against the Athletics. Chicago welcomes Toronto to US Cellular Field to begin a three-game set tonight.
The Whitecaps split a Sunday doubleheader with visiting Lansing. Jared Reaves' bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave West Michigan a 4-3 victory in the opener. Kevin Patterson's two-run homer in the fourth inning enabled the Lugnuts to salvage the nightcap, 2-0. The two teams conclude a three-day, five-game series at Fifth Third Ballpark this evening.
Landon Ferraro had a goal and two assists, as the Griffins outscored the Crunch in Syracuse last night, 6-4. Grand Rapids leads the AHL Calder Cup Finals, two games to none, and will host game three at Van Andel Arena on Wednesday evening.