Indians Edge Tigers
Jason Verlander struck out seven, but allowed three earned runs in five innings to fall to 4-and-3 in a losing effort to the Indians. Fianl score 7-6. Jhonny Peralta hit a solo homer and Omar Infante laced a two-run triple for the Tigers, who have dropped three-of-four. Verlander struck out seven, but allowed three earned runs in five innings to fall to 4-and-3. The Tigers meet the Indians again today at Comerica Park. Game time is 12:40 on 1450 WHTC.
Anthony Rizzo was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI as the Cubs crushed the Nationals, 8-2. David DeJesus and starting pitcher Edwin Jackson also knocked in two runs apiece for Chicago, which snapped a two-game slide. Cubs are back at it in Washington today.
Mike Trout lifted a two-run homer in the first inning as the Angels held off the White Sox, 3-2. ose Quintana allowed three total runs over six innings for the setback. Alejandro De Aza tied the game at two with a second-inning single for Chicago, which has lost three-of-four.
Montreal Robertson threw seven strong innings and the middle of the West Michigan Whitecaps’ batting lineup exploded for a 9-4 win over the South Bend Silver Hawks on Saturday night at Coveleski Stadium. West Michigan (15-17) won the opener of the three-game series over South Bend (20-11), putting themselves in position to earn their first series victory on the road with a win on either Sunday or Monday.
In the Western Conference, the Detroit Red Wings and Anaheim Ducks play a decisive Game Seven in California tonight. If the Wings win, they play the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks. If the Ducks claim victory, they would play the defending champion Los Angeles Kings.
In Toronto, the Griffins dropped Game 2 against the Marlies. tying the best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinals at one game apiece. Former Griffin Drew MacIntyre earned First Star honors by making 30 saves. After earning a split in Toronto and stealing home-ice advantage, the Griffins will return to Van Andel Arena to host the next three games in the series on Wednesday, May 15.