UNDATED (WHTC) - Justin Verlander spotted the Dodgers five runs in the top of the first inning, but his Tiger teammates responded by unleashing a 20-hit attack, led by Rajai Davis’ three singles and three RBI, as Detroit routed visiting Los Angeles last night, 14-5. The brief series at Comerica Park concludes this afternoon. Coverage on 1450 WHTC begins at 12:40 PM.
The Cubs are now 0-5 since dealing Jeff Samardzijia and Jason Hammel to Oakland last Friday, as Chicago was swept in a day-night doubleheader at Cincinnati yesterday. Jay Bruce’s two-run homer capped a three-run first inning for the Reds in the opener, a 4-2 decision. The hosts rallied from a 5-0, third-inning deficit to take the nightcap, 6-5, on Billy Hamilton’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. The series at The Great American Ballpark continues this evening.
Conor Gillaspie’s two-run homer snapped a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning, and the White Sox went on to win in Boston last night, 8-3. The defending champion Red Sox are now 0-5 at home against Chicago this season, as the Cubs swept a three-game set in Back Bay last week. The series at Fenway Park continues this evening.
Jake Faria scattered seven hits and struck out seven over six innings, pitching Bowling Green past the visiting Whitecaps last night, 3-1. The series at Bowling Green Ballpark continues this evening. Hear the game on 1450 WHTC and http://whtc.com/listen-live, starting at 7:55 PM.
Visiting River City scored five runs in the ninth inning to rally past the Millers last night, 8-6. Holland welcomes Muskegon to Boeve Stadium this evening.