UNDATED (WHTC) - Adam Jones’ three-run homer in the fifth inning off of Justin Verlander proved to be the difference as visiting Baltimore defeated the Tigers last night, 5-2. The rubber game of the series at Comerica Park in Detroit is on 1450 WHTC this afternoon, beginning at 12:40 PM.
Jeff Samardzija scattered seven hits and struck out six over more than eight innings, as he pitched the Cubs to victory at St. Louis last night, 4-2. The series at Busch Stadium continues this evening.
Ryan Doumit’s two-run double in the eighth inning broke a 5-5 tie, giving Minnesota a 7-5 decision over the visiting White Sox last night. The series at Target Field in Minneapolis continues this evening.
Tomas Tatar scored twice as the Griffins won at Syracuse last night, 5-2, capturing Grand Rapids’ first-ever pro hockey title in winning the AHL Finals in six games. A rally for the Calder Cup Champions in the Calder City is this evening at 6 PM in Van Andel Arena.
Devon Travis of the Whitecaps earned game MVP honors with a three-run triple, but it took a single by Lansing’s Dalton Pompey in the bottom of the ninth to give the East a 6-5 victory over the West in the Midwest League All-Star Game at Dayton last night. Travis had two hits, while two other West Michigan players also participated, with Jeff Holm walking and striking out in two plate appearances, and reliever Josè Valdez retired two batters, striking out one. The Whitecaps return to action tomorrow evening in Midland versus Great Lakes.
The NHL Stanley Cup Finals resume in Boston tonight, where the Bruins lead the visiting Chicago Blackhawks in the best-of-seven series, two games to one.