UNDATED (WHTC) -- Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez each swatted three-run homers as the Tigers downed the Minnesota Twins, 9-3, in the middle contest of a three-game set Saturday at Comerica Park. Cabrera's blast came during Detroit's six-run second inning, while Martinez smashed his eighth homer of the season with two men aboard in the seventh to provide the bullpen with some breathing room. Detroit starter Max Scherzer struck out six and surrendered three runs on five hits and four walks over six innings to pick up the win. The series finishes up this afternoon with broadcast of the Tigers and Twins beginning at 12:40 P.M. this afternoon.
The Cubs were knocked off by Atlanta, 2-0 at Turner Field on Saturday afternoon. Jeff Samardzija blanked Atlanta during his six innings of work in a no-decision with Brian Schlitter taking the loss. Ryan Kalish grabbed two hits in the loss. The Cubs finish up their series in Atlanta this afternoon.
The White Sox fell to Arizona on Saturday, 4-3. Jose Quintana took the loss for the Sox after allowing three runs in six innings. Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer in the fifth while Alexei Ramirez had an RBI single for Chicago in the loss. This afternoon the White Sox take on the Diamondbacks.
The Whitecaps went into extra innings on Saturday night, playing 12 before losing to the Lugnuts, 5-2 and snapping a six game winning streak. The Whitecaps head to Midland tomorrow for a three game series against the Great Lakes Loons.
The Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild Western Conference semi-finals is tied two-all after the Wild beat the ‘Hawks on Friday, 4-2. The Blackhawks get their home-ice advantage back tonight, playing the Wild at the United Center.
The Grand Rapids Griffins are down 2-0 after losing the first two games in the Western Conference semifinals to the Texas Stars. The Griffins will host Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday at Van Andel Arena.
Jeff Gordon claimed his first victory of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season by holding off Kevin Harvick for a win in Saturday's race at Kansas Speedway. Gordon led just nine laps but claimed his 89th career checkered flag. Kasey Kahne finished third followed by Joey Logano and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Danica Patrick claimed a career-best seventh-place finish, topping her previous best of eighth at the 2013 Daytona 500.