Digest for 04-25-14


LOCAL

Hunter collects hit in Tigers’ victory

DETROIT — Pine Bluff native Torii Hunter went 1 for 4 as the Detroit Tigers earned a series split with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday afternoon.

Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs and Rajai Davis had three hits, including a solo homer, to lead the Tigers to the 7-4 win.

Max Scherzer (2-1) had 10 strikeouts in six innings and the Tigers banged out 13 hits to earn a split of the four-game series.

Scherzer gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk and raised his strikeout total to 44 in 33 innings this season.

Adam Dunn homered for the White Sox and Jose Quintana (1-2) took the loss in six innings after yielding three runs on seven hits with three strikeouts.

Lady Bulldogs grab road win

MAGNOLIA — The White Hall softball team waited out the rain and picked up a road win on Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Bulldogs defeated Magnolia, 7-3, to improve to 13-5 overall and 7-1 in the 5A-South.

White Hall will host Hot Springs Lakeside at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs game against Russellville scheduled for Monday has been canceled.

REGIONAL

Colon guides Mets past Cardinals

FLUSHING, N.Y. — Bartolo Colon tossed seven strong innings and Daniel Murphy drove in a pair of runs to lead the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1, in the finale of a four-game set at Citi Field.

Colon (2-3) allowed just one run on four hits and struck out eight, as the Mets took three of four from the defending National League champions.

Murphy ended 2 for 3 and Chris Young hit his first homer of the season for New York, which has won seven of 10 to move two games above .500 for the season (12-10). Eric Young Jr. scored two runs and Curtis Granderson showed signs of breaking out of a season-long slump with a key RBI for his new club.

St. Louis starter Lance Lynn (4-1) was hit with the setback, marking his first career loss in March or April. The right-hander was charged with three runs — two earned — on four hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out nine and walked two, falling to 12-1 in the first two months of the season for his career.

Cowboys add QB Hanie

IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys signed quarterback Caleb Hanie to a one-year contract on Thursday.

The signing of Hanie gives the Cowboys three quarterbacks behind starter Tony Romo, who is coming off back surgery. Kyle Orton was Romo’s backup last year, and Dallas signed Brandon Weeden last month.

Hanie, a Dallas native who went to Forney High School, played in 10 games with the Bears from 2009-11, throwing for 679 yards with three touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

The 28-year-old Hanie has spent time with the Broncos, Ravens and Browns since leaving the Bears in 2011.

NATIONAL

Trumbo lands on DL with stress fracture

CHICAGO — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a stress fracture in his left foot.

The move is retroactive to Tuesday.

Trumbo last played on Monday against the Cubs and underwent an X-ray on Tuesday before returning to Phoenix for further tests. An MRI exam revealed the fracture, along with plantar fasciitis, which he has been dealing with since spring training.

In 21 games this season, Trumbo is batting .210 with seven homers and 19 runs batted in. He is tied for the NL lead in home runs and second in RBI.

Arizona acquired Trumbo in December from the Angels as part of a three-team deal with the Chicago White Sox. He spent his first four big league seasons with the Angels and posted career highs of 34 homers and 100 RBI last year.

Nova to undergo Tommy John surgery

BOSTON — New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure on Tuesday of next week. The recovery time is approximately 12-to-18 months.

Nova has been sidelined since Saturday when he exited his start against the Tampa Bay Rays after feeling discomfort in his right elbow in the fifth inning. An MRI revealed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament.

The right-hander went 2-2 with an 8.27 ERA over four starts this season.

Trufant retires as a Seahawk

RENTON, Wash. — Marcus Trufant, who spent 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday.

Trufant re-signed with the Seahawks on Wednesday so he could retire as a Seahawk.

“I’m not sad,” Trufant said. “It’s just a chapter that’s closing. This is a happy time. I’m excited to see what comes next.”

Trufant, 33, a Washington State product and first-round draft pick in 2003, played in 12 games in his final season in 2012, starting just two. He signed with Jacksonville in May of last year, but was released before playing in a regular season game with the Jaguars.

A 2007 Pro Bowl selection, Trufant started 125 games with the Seahawks and finished his career with 638 tackles and 21 interceptions. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns and also recorded 113 passes defensed, two sacks, five forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.

Phelps falls to Lochte in comeback meet

MESA, Ariz. — Michael Phelps finished second to fellow American Ryan Lochte in the 100-meter butterfly final at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday night.

Lochte took home first place in the final with a time of 51.93 seconds. Phelps finished the race in 52.13 seconds in his first meet since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics.

The world record holder in the distance, Phelps started the day with a win in his preliminary heat. He finished with a time of 52.84 seconds, just .10 second faster than Lochte.

Phelps, 28, is also scheduled to compete in the 50-meter freestyle in Mesa, though he has pulled out of the 100 free.

He retired after winning six medals in London, but the layoff lasted just 20 months before USA Swimming said last week Phelps would be in the Mesa field.