Scherzer improves to 10-0, Tigers top Orioles 5-1
DETROIT (AP) - Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.
Scherzer became the first pitcher to begin a season 10-0 - with all decisions coming in starts - since Roger Clemens went 11-0 for Toronto in 1997, according to STATS. Scherzer is the second pitcher in Detroit history to start this strong since 1909 when George Mullin was 11-0 with one victory as a reliever, the Elias Sports Bureau said in information provided by the Tigers.
Scherzer allowed one run and seven hits in six innings. Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 24th homer in the second, but struck out with the bases loaded in the fifth and the Orioles down by two runs.
Tigers put RHP Anibal Sanchez, C Alex Avila on DL
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have placed right-hander Anibal Sanchez and catcher Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list.
Detroit recalled outfielder Avisail Garcia and catcher Bryan Holaday from AAA Toledo on Monday before it series opener against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Tigers plan to call up left-hander Jose Alvarez from Toledo to start in place on Sanchez on Thursday in their series opener against the Boston Red Sox.
Sanchez is expected to miss two starts because of a strained right shoulder and Avila will be out with a bruised left forearm.
Lions sign TE Matt Veldman, cut TE Dominique Curry
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Matt Veldman and released tight end Dominique Curry.
The moves were announced Monday.
Veldman was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. The former North Dakota State standout signed with the Jaguars a year ago, but didn't play because he tore a knee ligament in August and was put on injured reserve.
Bruins beat Blackhawks 2-0, lead Cup finals 2-1
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins have beaten the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup finals.
Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron scored in the second period and Tuukka Rask posted his third shutout of the playoffs by turning aside 28 shots Monday night, moving the Bruins within two wins of their second NHL championship in three years.
The Blackhawks suffered a key loss moments before the game when high-scoring forward Marian Hossa was scratched from the lineup after being hit by a puck during warm-ups.
Bryan Bickell nearly scored for Chicago, but his shot hit the right post with 42 seconds left.
Game 4 of the best-of-7 series is Wednesday night in Boston with the series shifting to Chicago on Saturday night.
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