DAYTON, OH – The Lansing Lugnuts lost their first game of the season last night. The host Dayton Dragons took a 6-5, 11-inning win over the Lugnuts. Lansing and Dayton play the second game in their three-game series tonight at 7 p.m. at Dayton.
KANSAS CITY, MO – Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in four runs and Dontrelle Willis turned in six solid innings in his first regular-season start in almost 10 months, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.
The Royals bullpen blew three saves in the season-opening three-game series against the Tigers.
BESSEMER, MI – The Tea Party Express launched its statewide tour aimed at unseating U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak because of his last-minute vote in favor of the health care overhaul.
Tea Party Express chairman Mark Williams told approximately 200 people gathered Thursday night outside a VFW hall that it was time to send Stupak, a Democrat from Menominee, into forced retirement in November.
LANSING, MI – The Crosstown Showdown between the Lansing Lugnuts and MSU's baseball team was postponed due to rain and rescheduled for 7:05 p. m. on Monday, April 26th, at Cooley Law School Stadium. The Lugnuts kick off their 15th season today in Dayton, Ohio, with a three-game series against the Dragons.
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Ben Gordon scored 22 points and made two key defensive plays in the final minute, leading the injury-riddled Detroit Pistons to a 90-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
The win came one night after the Pistons snapped an 11-game losing streak in Philadelphia. Detroit had lost 18 of its previous 20, dating to Feb. 24.
DETROIT – Tomas Holmstrom scored twice and Dan Cleary added a goal in a 1:16 span of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.
Niklas Kronwall added a goal and an assist, and Jimmy Howard made 21 saves for Detroit. Mike Blunden had a goal and an assist, R.J. Umberger, Sammy Pahlsson also scored, and Steve Mason stopped 31 shots for Columbus.