Saturday was an epic day for Detroit Sports. The Detroit Red Wings extended their historic playoff streak. The Detroit Tigers continued to dominate the Braves during inter-league play and the Detroit Lions finished the marathon that is the 2013 NFL Draft. In case you missed any of it, Detroit Jock City is standing on their head to bring you the highlights.
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Red Wings 3 Dallas Stars 0 – Dallas – Jimmy Howard earned his second shutout in four games and Captain Henrik Zetterberg added two goals to extend the Red Wings play-off streak. The Red Wings locked up the seventh seed with the win and will begin the Stanley Cup playoffs on Tuesday in Anaheim against the Ducks.
Tigers 7 Braves 4 – Detroit – The Detroit Tigers continued to rough up the Braves with another win at Comerica Park. Rick Porcello bounced back earning the win while giving up 3 runs over 6 1/3 innings. Jhonny Peralta added two runs with a homer in the 2nd inning and Jose Valverde saved a second consecutive game.
Detroit Lions Draft -
If Days 1 and 2 of the draft are where general managers make their money, Day 3 of the draft is where a fan can find out exactly how talented their team’s scouting department is.
The Detroit Lions went into Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft with uncertainty surrounding the fifth overall pick. As offensive tackles dominated top of the draft, the Lions went a different direction. With a trade that added an additional pick, the Lions came away with nine picks, adding quality starters and depth to positions of need. So here we go, my breakdown of each pick made by Martin Mayhew.
Detroit Tigers -
Omar Infante and Jhonny Peralta both hit two-run homers, and Rick Porcello bounced back from a nightmarish start last weekend to pitch into the seventh inning, helping the Detroit Tigers to a 7-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
Detroit Red Wings -
The Detroit Pistons seem to find themselves compared to the Cleveland Cavaliers a lot lately, whether by virtue of win-loss record, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert’s ongoing jabs about why the Pistons should move downtown, or now their differing reactions to quick end-of-season coach firings.