WASHINGTON (AP) - The Detroit Tigers at Washington Nationals game has been postponed because of rain. The game will be made up Thursday at 4:05 p.m. with pre-game at 3:40 p.m. on 97.7 WTGV-FM. Tuesday's scheduled starters, Anibal Sanchez (3-2, 1.82) for Detroit and Washington's Jordan Zimmermann (5-1, 1.64), will start Wednesday's game.
DETROIT (AP) - Damien Brunner scored with 4:50 left in overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 series-evening win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. Pavel Datsyuk scored a second game-tying goal for the Red Wings with 6:33 left in regulation. Brendan Smith made it 1-1 early in the third. Matt Beleskey gave the Ducks their first lead 5:07 into the game and David Steckel put them ahead midway through the third period. Jonas Hiller, who shut out Detroit in Game 3, stopped the first 32 shots and finished with 46 saves. Jimmy Howard had 31 saves for the Red Wings. Game 5 is Wednesday night in Anaheim at 10 p.m. Game 6 is in Detroit Friday, May 10.
HOUSTON (AP) - Justin Verlander held Houston hitless until the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers romped past the Astros 9-0 Sunday for a four-game sweep. Verlander, who has already pitched two no-hitters in his career, made a bid for another one against the overmatched Astros. Carlos Pena got Houston's first hit, a single with one out in the seventh over the head of second baseman Omar Infante, who was playing in shallow right with the shift on, and in front of outfielder Don Kelly. Carlos Corporan followed with a single. Verlander (4-2) struck out nine and left after the seventh. The former AL MVP and Cy Young winner has a 1.55 ERA this season.
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's Justin Abdelkader has been suspended two games for Saturday's hit on Anaheim's Toni Lydman. The suspension means Abdelkader must miss Games 4 and 5 of the first-round playoff series between the Red Wings and Ducks. Anaheim leads the series 2-1. Abdelkader appeared to catch Lydman in the side of the head with his left shoulder, and he was given a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct with 4:49 remaining in the second period. Anaheim went on to win the game 4-0. The 26-year-old Abdelkader played all 48 games during the regular season for Detroit, scoring 10 goals with three assists. He also scored a goal in Game 2 against Anaheim, and the Red Wings went on to win 5-4 in overtime. Game 4 is Monday, May 6 at 8 p.m. in Detroit. Game 5 is Wednesday, May 8 in Anaheim at 10 p.m.
Monday, May 6
Brown City beat Memphis 13-3 & 12-0
Sandusky beat Harbor Beach 17-1 & 10-3
Ubly beat Marlette 10-0 & 18-2
Cass City beat All Saints 10-6 2nd game suspended 4-0 CC in 1st
Reese beat Bad Axe 1-0 & 8-1
Deckerville beat Caseville 11-0 & 10-1 (Sarah Barker pitched a no hitter in 1st game)
Harbor Beach beat Sandusky 5-1 & 15-1
Bad split with Reese (BA won 6-2, Reese won 11-0)
Bay City All Saints beat Cass City (7-5 & 11-10)
Caseville & Deckerville split (Caseville won 2-1, DHS won 6-5)
Jamberee at Ubly--Brown City was first, Tyler Utter shot 45, Sandusky was 4th-David Ross shot 45
Harbor Beach beat Sandusky 4-0
Lakers beat Memphis 6-1
USA beat Brown City 5-1
Tuesday, May 7
CPS Inv. (Deckerville)
Lakers Inv. (Marlette)
Cros-Lex at Yale
Capac at Cros-Lex (Baseball)
Cros-Lex at Capac (Softball)
Ubly at Deckerville
USA at Vassar
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Gustav Nyquist's power-play goal at 1:21 of overtime after the Red Wings blew a three-goal lead in the third period gave Detroit a 5-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks to even their playoff series Thursday night. Johan Franzen scored two goals and Damien Brunner had his first Stanley Cup playoff goal and two assists for the Red Wings, who survived a third-period collapse with a timely goal from Nyquist. Bobby Ryan scored the tying goal with 2:22 left in regulation for the Ducks, who also got goals from captain Ryan Getzlaf and Kyle Palmieri while erasing Detroit's 4-1 lead with a phenomenal surge in the final minutes. Game 3 is Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena at 7:30 p.m. Game 4 is in Detroit Monday, May 6 at 8 p.m.
HOUSTON (AP) - Don Kelly had an RBI single to start a four-run 14th inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 7-3 Thursday night. Austin Jackson led off the 14th with a ground-rule double. Jackson advanced to third on a groundout by Torii Hunter before Houston intentionally walked Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder to load the bases. Kelly's dribbling grounder to right field scored Jackson and chased Dallas Keuchel (0-1), who came in to start the 10th. Matt Tuiasosopo's two-run double made it 6-3 before Detroit added a run on a sacrifice fly by Jhonny Peralta. Luke Putkonen (1-0), who was called up from Triple-A on Thursday, allowed no hits in the last 2 1-3 innings for the win in a game that took 4 hours, 50 minutes.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Phil Jackson has agreed to help the Detroit Pistons search for a head coach. The Pistons said Thursday night that Jackson will serve as an adviser. The Pistons fired Lawrence Frank after a 29-53 season and 54-94 mark in his two seasons. Jackson left the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011. The Hall of Famer has won 11 NBA titles as a coach, six with the Chicago Bulls and five with the Lakers.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State senators have given a rousing welcome to the University of Michigan's NCAA finalist men's basketball team. Wolverines coach John Beilein and four of his players received a bipartisan round of cheers Thursday at the Michigan Capitol. Democratic Sen. Rebekah Warren of Ann Arbor and Republican Majority Leader Randy Richardville jointly introduced the Michigan team, which lost to Louisville 82-76 in the title game April 8. Beilein says the biggest question he got when he came to Michigan was how he'd beat cross-state rival Michigan State. Beilein says it would be "a dream come true if some day, both ... are playing in the Final Four at the same time." Players Jordan Morgan, Jon Horford, Eso Akunne and Corey Person accompanied their coach.
DETROIT (AP) - Scott Diamond pitched six solid innings, and the Minnesota Twins got to Anibal Sanchez early in a 6-2 win over Detroit on Wednesday that snapped the Tigers' five-game winning streak. Sanchez (3-2) was coming off a 17-strikeout performance against Atlanta, and he fanned five in the first two innings against the Twins - but Minnesota scored two runs in the first and another in the second. Diamond (2-2) didn't allow a hit until Jhonny Peralta's single in the fifth. The Tigers fought back after trailing 3-0, but reliever Bruce Rondon allowed two more runs in the seventh to make it 5-2. Chris Parmelee hit a solo homer in the eighth. Diamond allowed two runs and four hits and was pulled after 88 pitches.