Wednesday Morning State Sports Summary
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 01:55:00 EDT
---M-L-B---

The Detroit Tigers opened their three game series with the Mariners with a 6-2 win in Seattle last night.
Miguel Cabrera went three-for-five at the plate with four RBI, including a two run homer in the fifth, while Victor Martinez added three hits as the Tigers won their third straight game.
Doug Fister got the win, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out five in seven strong innings, as the Detroit improved to 8-and-5.
Tonight, Max Scherzer takes the mound for Detroit against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. First pitch is 10:10 p.m.




(M-L-B Scoreboard)

American League

Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 4
Boston 7, Cleveland 2
Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 3
Minnesota 8, LA Angels 6
Oakland 4, Houston 3
Detroit 6, Seattle 2

National League

Colorado 8, NY Mets 4
Miami 8, Washington 2
Milwaukee 10, San Francisco 8
Colorado 9, NY Mets 8
San Diego 9, LA Dodgers 2

Interleague

NY Yankees 4, Arizona 2
Atlanta 6, Kansas City 3
Texas 4, Chicago Cubs 2




---N-H-L---

The Detroit Red Wings begin a two game swing through western Canada with a stop in Calgary tonight . The puck drops at 9:30 p.m.
The Wings are coming off of a 3-0 win over the Predators at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday.
Detroit will visit Vancouver Saturday before returning home.
Yesterday, the team announced a six-year contract extension for goalie Jimmy Howard, reportedly worth 31-point-eight-million-dollars. Howard is 17-12-6 with three shutouts this season.




The NHL is finalizing plans to hold six outdoor games next season.
The series will start with the New Year's Day Winter Classic, which was recently confirmed for Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.
That game was to be played this season, but was cancelled due to the NHL lockout.
ESPN reports other outdoor games will be played in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Vancouver.




(N-H-L Scoreboard)

NY Islanders 5, Florida 2
Washington 5, Toronto 1
Ottawa 3, Carolina 2
Philadelphia 4, NY Rangers 2
Winnipeg 4, Tampa Bay 3 (SO)
St. Louis 2, Vancouver 1 (SO)
Minnesota 5, Edmonton 3
San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2 (SO)




---N-B-A---

The Detroit Pistons wrap up the 2012-13 season on the road against the Nets in Brooklyn tonight. Tip-off is 8:00 p.m.
Detroit has won its last four games, including a 109-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the home finale Monday night.
Jose Calderon has been sidelined since April 7th with a strained right triceps, and is questionable tonight against Brooklyn.




The NBA's final postseason berth is up for grabs tonight.
The Lakers need to beat Houston at home or have Utah lose at Memphis to secure the eighth and final playoff seed in the Western Conference.
If the Lakers lose and the Jazz win, Utah would take the final playoff spot by virtue of a tiebreaker.
LA leads Houston by one game on the season's final night.




(N-B-A Scoreboard)

Toronto 113, Atlanta 96
LA Clippers 93, Portland 77




---Sports news---

Sports broadcasting legend and former Lions kicker Pat Summerall has died.
Summerall was drafted by Detroit out of the University of Arkansas in the fourth round of the 1952 draft and played one season with the Lions before he was traded to the Chicago Cardinals in 1953, and spent the last four years of his 10 year NFL career with the New York Giants.
In a broadcasting career that spanned several decades, Summerall called Masters golf tournaments, the NBA Finals and the U.S. Open in tennis, but was best known for his work in football, calling a record 16 Super Bowls on network television.
Pat Summerall died yesterday in Dallas at the age of 82.




Officials from the city of Boston and state of Massachusetts, joined by federal authorities, held a news conference Tuesday to update the situation involved with Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick said the only two explosives found at the scene were those that went off, adding there were no additional explosives to contradict reports from Monday that said unexploded devices were found.
Three people were killed after a pair of explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon at 2:50 p.m. ET.
Patrick said Tuesday the number of injured is about 150.
President Barack Obama, in a separate news conference Tuesday, said the FBI is considering the bombings an act of terrorism.




---N-F-L---

The NFL is set to release its 2013 schedule Thursday night at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Home and road opponents for each team have been known since last year, but dates and times for those games will now be revealed.
The Lions' home opponents are the Packers, Bears, Vikings, Cowboys, Giants, Buccaneers, Bengals and Ravens.
Detroit will play road games against the Packers, Bears, Vikings, Eagles, Redskins, Cardinals, Browns and Steelers.




The NFL is beefing up security for next week's NFL Draft following Monday's Boston Marathon bombings.
League spokesman Greg Aiello (eye-ELL-oh) tells ProFootballTalk.com they will review and enhance an already comprehensive security plan with the NYPD, Radio City Music Hall and private security partners.
Many fans line up outside the venue for the red-carpet arrival of draft picks and others. The three-day NFL Draft begins a week from Thursday.




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