Digest for 06-23-13


LOCAL

Hunter goes 3-for-5

DETROIT — Pine Bluff native Torii Hunter and center fielder Austin Jackson each went 3 for 5, and the Detroit Tigers finished with 15 hits Saturday in a 10-3 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Hunter, who is now hitting .302 on the season, scored a run, but did not drive in one. Jackson had one RBI and two runs scored.

Victor Martinez and Omar Infante homered for the Tigers. Andy Dirks also went 3 for 4, and Max Scherzer improved to 11-0 after striking out six, scattering six hits and allowing two earned runs. He gave up a home run to David Ortiz.

Boston had 10 hits.

NATIONAL

Chicago takes command in Stanley Cup Finals

CHICAGO — Patrick Kane scored a pair of goals and the Chicago Blackhawks grabbed the series lead in a 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals from United Center.

Kane scored a goal in the first and second period, while Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots to give the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead in this best-of-seven series. Dave Bolland wrapped up the win with an empty-netter in the final moments.

Chicago can wrap up its second Cup championship in four years on Monday as Game 6 will be played at TD Garden in Boston.

Zdeno Chara scored the lone goal for the Bruins who played half of the second period and all of the third without Patrice Bergeron. The forward left the game with an undisclosed injury and was taken to a local hospital for observation.

Jaguars sign No. 2 overall pick Joeckel

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars signed their first-round choice, offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, on Saturday.

Duration and terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The second overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Joeckel started every game he played in three seasons at Texas A&M. Last season, he won the Outland Trophy, which is given to the best interior lineman in college football. He also earned unanimous All-American and first-team all-SEC selections.

Joeckel is expected to play at right tackle.

Watson falls into tie for Travelers Champ. lead

CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson bogeyed three of the last six holes on Saturday to fall back into a share of the lead after three rounds of the Travelers Championship.

Watson posted an even-par 70 to end three rounds at 10-under-par 200. He was joined there by Graham DeLaet, who fired a 5-under 65, and Charley Hoffman, who carded a 4-under 66 in round three.

Chris Stroud shot 4-under 66 at TPC River Highlands and jumped into a share of fourth with Nick O’Hern at minus-9. O’Hern carded a 2-under 68 on Saturday.

— Staff and wire reports