Five Things for April 14th: Tigers End West Coast Trip With a Loss
1. The Tigers went 2-3 on their early-season west coast swing, which concluded with a 5-1 loss to the Padres yesterday. San Diego got to Max Scherzer in the fourth inning, scoring four runs. The big blow was a two-run double by Will Venable.
Detroit now returns home for 10 games, starting with a series against Cleveland on Tuesday. The biggest highlight from the road trip was one notable major leaguer's first hit:
2. The Red Wings concluded their regular season with a 3-0 win over St. Louis yesterday. Justin Abdelkater had two goals, both assisted by Pavel Datsyuk. Petr Mrazek made 23 saves in getting his second career shutout. Here are the game highlights:
The Wings will play the President cup winning Boston Bruins in the first round. Boston is a terrific team, arguably the most physical team in the league. The series starts on Friday.
3. The Pistons season mercifully ended with a home loss to the Raptors. Joe Dumars' contract will not be renewed as team president, but he will stay within the team operations as an adviser.
4. Bubba Watson won his second Masters in the last three years. He shot a 69 in the final round to finish with a -8 and win the tournament by three strokes. Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt finished tied for second at -5. Here is a link to the leader board.
5. 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith got himself into even more trouble this weekend. Smith, who was arrested earlier in the season for a DUI, was detained for calling in a bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport.
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