Rangers rock Verlander, give Darvish 10-4 win
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Geovany Soto ended Justin Verlander's night with a three-run homer that capped a seven-run third, and Yu Darvish lasted eight innings even though an anticipated pitching duel fizzled in the Texas Rangers' 10-4 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.
Soto's drive just over the wall in left field came after Verlander walked in two runs - he had three previous bases-loaded walks in his career. Mitch Moreland's two-out double broke a 3-all tie before Soto's drive put Texas ahead 8-3.
Darvish (7-1) won his fifth straight decision despite allowing two home runs for the third start in a row. Baseball's strikeout leader needed a career-high 130 pitches and matched his season low of 6 strikeouts.
Tigers send Alburquerque down, call up Reed
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have optioned right-hander Al Alburquerque to AAA Toledo and recalled right-hander Evan Reed.
Alburquerque has struggled with his control, and took the loss in Wednesday's game against Houston, leaving manager Jim Leyland frustrated. The 24-year-old has struck out 26 in 14 1-3 innings this year, but he's also walked 13 and thrown six wild pitches.
The 27-year-old Reed has never pitched in the major leagues. He's gone 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA with Toledo this season. The Tigers claimed him from the Miami Marlins in April.
Kane helps Blackhawks maintain fast pace
CHICAGO (AP) - Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has a habit of attracting attention.
Maybe you recall the former No. 1 overall pick hitting the Internet last season, when photos show him partying in Madison, Wis. Or the 2009 arrest in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., after an altercation with a cab driver.
All that seems so long ago for Kane, who on Thursday was named 1 of the finalists for the Lady Byng trophy given to the NHL player who exhibits the best sportsmanship and "gentlemanly conduct" along with top skills on the ice.
Woman gets restraining order against ex-Lions WR
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young's legal problems are only getting worse.
According to Riverside County court documents, his son's mother Marjani Maldonado filed for a permanent restraining order against him on Thursday, citing a threat of domestic violence.
Maldonado first requested a restraining order May 8, three days after Young was arrested twice in one day.
On May 5, Young was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and then arrested again the same day for trying to take his car from a tow yard in Moreno Valley.
The 23-year-old was arrested a third time on May 12, for allegedly breaking into a San Clemente home.
He was charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.
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