For the second night in a row the Port Huron Fighting Falcons were frustrated by Trevor Gorsuch, who made 28 saves for his second shutout in a row. The Michigan Warriors beat the Falcons 3-0 at McMorran Arena to take a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-five North Division Final. Tyler Groat had two goals for the Warriors, who host game three in Flint on Friday, April 25.
Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez hit home runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 on Satuday at Comerica Park. Max Scherzer struck out nine over seven innings and allowed just one run for the win. The final game of a three game series is set for Sunday afternoon.
Howie Kendricks smacked two home runs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Ian Kinsler had three hits and knocked in two runs for the Tigers. Game two of a three game weekend series is Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Pavel Datsyuk scored late in the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins in game one of a best-of-seven playoff series on Friday night. Jimmy Howard made 25 saves for the shutout. Game two is in Boston on Sunday afternoon.
Colin Larkin scored 5:37 into the third overtime to give the Michigan Warriors a 1-0 lead in game one of a best-of-five series against the Port Huron Fighting Falcons on Friday night at McMorran Arena. Trevor Gorsuch made 55 saves for the shutout, while Alex Blankenburg made 51 saves for the Falcons. Game two of the series is Saturday night in Port Huron.
Ian Kinsler hit a home run a drove in four runs on Thursday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5. Austin Jackson knocked in two runs for Justin Verlander, who earned the win. Verlander went five and did not allow an earned run. Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save. Detroit will host the Angels on Friday night to open a three game series.
The Detroit Pistons gave Oklahoma City a battle in their final game of the season, losing 112-111 to the Thunder. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a career high 30 points for the Pistons, who also got 22 points each from Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, and 20 points from Kyle Singler. The Pistons finish 29-53 and miss the playoffs for the 5th year in a row.
Yan Gomes hit a two run triple in the 2nd inning and the Cleveland Indians held off the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night. Miguel Cabrera knocked in both Tigers runs, but Detroit left the game tying run standing at third in the bottom of the ninth. Game two of the weather shortened series is Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.
The San Diego Padres beat up on Max Scherzer and took down the Tigers 5-1 on Sunday. Scherzer allowed four runs in five innings, but did strike out ten. Victor Martinez drove in the only Tigers run. Detroit is home on Tuesday to face Cleveland.
The Detroit Pistons lost their final home game of the season 116-107 to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Greg Monre scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half for the Pistons, who will miss the playoffs, and close out the season on Wednesday at Oklahoma City.