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Sports for Monday the 29th

April 29th, 2013 - By Steve James

Miguel Cabrera’s three-run homer in

the seventh inning broke the game open, and the Detroit Tigers

finished off a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves with an 8-3

victory Sunday night.

Austin Jackson and Omar Infante also homered for the

Tigers, and Doug Fister (4-0) struck out eight in seven innings on

a rainy night at Comerica Park.

Mike Minor (3-2) allowed a three-run homer to Jackson

in the third, and although the Braves came back to tie it, Cabrera

doubled and scored in the sixth to make it 4-3.

Infante hit a solo shot in the seventh, and Cabrera

added an opposite-field homer off reliever Cory Gearrin.

Atlanta has lost four straight and is 3-8 since a

12-1 start.

Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

 

 

Rookie Jeff Locke pitched seven

innings of three-hit ball and Russell Martin had two of

Pittsburgh’s four home runs in a 9-0 victory over the St. Louis

Cardinals on Sunday that gave the Pirates a series win and the NL

Central lead.

Jones had three hits and John McDonald added an RBI

double for Pittsburgh, which ended rookie Shelby Miller’s streak of

14 scoreless innings at home to start the season. The Pirates have

won nine of 12 overall.

Locke (3-1) has worked 13 scoreless innings while

allowing five hits his last two starts. The Cardinals got just

three singles and advanced two runners into scoring position

against the 25-year-old left-hander.

Miller (3-2) struggled to put away hitters and was

taken out after 113 pitches and giving up two homers in 5 2-3

innings.

 

 

Baseball Today:

Nationals at Braves 4:55 Star 95.1

Reds at Cards 6pm 1049 KYTN

 

High School Baseball

Gibson County at Bradford

West Carroll at Trenton Peabody

Camden at Creekwood

Riverside at Lexington

 

In the district 13-A baseball tournament

tomorrow begins tomorrow…

Clarksburg will play at McKenzie a 65

Gleason will play at Bruceton

West Carroll is at Dresden

Big Sandy is at Huntingdon

 

 

Softball

South Gibson at McKenzie

West Carroll at Trenton Peabody

Gibson County at Ripley

Lexington at Camden

 

Here’s a recap of the Tennessee Titans 2013 Draft picks:

 

1sr round pick was offensive lineman Chance Warmack from Alabama,

2nd round pick was former UT Vol wideout Justin Hunter,

 

3rd round pick was corner back Blidi Wreh-Wilson from the University of Connecticut. The next pick in the 3rd round was linebacker Zaviar Gooden from Missouri

 

4th round pick was center Brian Schwenke from the University of California

5th round was defensive end Lavar Edwards from LSU

6th round was corner back Kahlid Wooten from Nevada

7th round was free safety from Nebraska, Daimion Stafford

 

Other Vols that were drafted include: wideout Codarrelle Patterson in the first round by the Vikings and tight end Mychal Rivera,was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round

 

Former Vol quarterback Tyler Bray and wideout Da’Rick Rogers, who finished his college career at Tennessee Tech, were not drafted.

 

Bray reportedly has signed a free agent rookie contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, and Rogers signed with the Buffalo Bills.