1. Newly-acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler had his first memorable game as a Tiger.  He drilled a hanging curveball for a home run in the fourth inning, then hit this walkoff winner in the 10th:

Max Scherzer was terrific as usual, giving up just four hits and no runs in eight innings.  Joe Nathan walked two Royals in the 9th inning and blew his first save as a Tiger.  However the Tigers got their second straight walkoff win of the season, and are 2-0.

2.  The young players are getting the job done for the Red Wings.  They played the red-hot Bruins at the Joe last night.  Early in the second period, Tomas Tatar scored his 19th goal of the season to tie the game at one.  Tomas Jurco scored midway through the second period to tie the game at two.  Then, Gustav Nyquist put on the jets and burned one of the best defensemen in the NHL:

The Wings won 3-2, and sit firmly in seventh place in the eastern conference.  Here are the extended standings courtesy of NHL.com.

3. The long saga of the Malik McDowell recruitment has finally come to an end.  Joe Rexrode of Freep.com was at Mark Dantonio's press conference yesterday, as the head coach talked about his new signing.  McDowell is a 6'6" defensive end from Southfield.  Rivals.com has him ranked as the 26th best player in the 2014 class.

4. The Pistons hung tough against the struggling Indiana Pacers, but eventually fell 101-94.  Paul George had 27 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana.  Detroit shot 36.6% from the field, as Indiana shot 49.4%.  Five of Detroit's final seven games are on the road.

5. The San Antonio Spurs are on an incredible streak.  They won their 19th straight game and moved to 59-16 on the season as they beat the Warriors 111-90.  San Antonio's streak will be put to the test tonight, as they play Oklahoma City on the road.


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