Wednesday State Sports Headlines
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:55:43 EDT
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. Tonight, Max Scherzer takes the mound for Detroit against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. First pitch is 10:10 p.m.
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.
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.
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.