Fans at Comerica Park came to see history on Thursday, but those dastardly Yankees had other plans. The wait for Miggy’s milestone moment continues…
Chasing 3,000: Miggy Needs 1
Hit 3,000 Delayed as Yankees Walk Miguel Cabrera in Final At-Bat
Miggy’s milestone moment will have to wait a little longer. The Tigers’ slugger is sitting at 2,999 hits after 12 games this season, and Thursday’s game with the Yankees saw him go 0-for-3 before New York intentionally walked him in his final at-bat. The Tigers won the game (3-0), but the fans who hoped to witness history rained down boos on the Yankees. Lucky for Detroit, the Tigers have a three-game home stand this weekend with the Rockies. Miggy is batting .308 on the year, so expect him to make history and join the 3,000-hit club at Comerica Park sometime this weekend.
The 3,000-Hit Club
Only 32 players in MLB history have ever surpassed 3,000 hits. Cabrera is set to become the 33rd. Albert Pujols (3,308 hits) was the last player to break the mark (2018), and he’s the only other active player in the 3,000-hit club.
3,000 Hits, 500 Homers
Cabrera’s 502 career homers will also put him in elite company as the seventh player to achieve 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. The other six include Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray, Rafael Palmeiro, Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols.
Rockies-Tigers Series Schedule
Gm 1: Friday (7:10 pm ET)
Gm 2: Saturday (1:10 pm ET)
Gm 3: Sunday (1:10 pm ET)
The Splash Trio Strikes Again
Steph Curry (27), Jordan Poole (27) & Klay Thompson (26) Combine for 80 Points as Warriors Take 3-0 Series Lead
The Dubs are dripping! Despite a 37-point, 18-rebound game from Nuggets’ star Nikola Jokic, the Warriors rallied in the 4th quarter to steal Game 3 on Thursday night and take a 3-0 series. How’d they do it? The splash trio… Steph Curry (27) and Klay Thompson (26) combined for nine threes, but the story of the NBA Playoffs continues to be the emergence of Jordan Poole (27). Poole went 9-for-13, including 3-for-5 from deep, and he made plays at all the right moments to lift the Warriors in crunch time. Poole has now scored 30, 29 and 27 in his first three playoff appearances, and he’s no fluke. The Jordan Poole Underdog feature is inevitable, so stay tuned. Denver is on the doorstep of a first-round exit.
Other NBA Playoff Highlights
The biggest comeback of the postseason belonged to the Grizzlies on Thursday with a 26-point rally. Memphis outscored Minnesota by 25 in the 4th quarter (37-12). Ja Morant finished with a triple-double (16-10-10) and Desmond Bane caught fire with 26 points on seven 3s. MEM Leads Series (2-1)
Without Luka Doncic, the Dallas faithful thought the sky was falling after a Game 1 loss. Not the case, according to Jalen Brunson. Brunson (31 points) led the Doncic-less Mavs to a second straight win in Game 3. He’s averaging 32 points per game in the series, and Utah appears to be toast with Doncic’s possible to return in Game 4. DAL Leads Series (2-1)
Gm 3: Heat at Hawks (7:00 pm ET)
Gm 3: Bucks at Bulls (8:30 pm ET)
Gm 3: Suns at Pelicans (9:30 pm ET)
Can Anyone Keep Pace With The Panthers?
Panthers Beat Red Wings (5-2) for 12th Win in a Row, Clinch No. 1 Seed in the East
The hottest team in the NHL may never cool down. The Panthers pounced on the Red Wings Thursday (5-2) for their 12th consecutive win. Jonathan Huberdeau tallied two assists to bring his season point total to 113, tying Connor McDavid (Oilers) for the league lead. Florida secured the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference while jumping the Avalanche for the overall points lead with 118. They haven’t lost since March 27, and they’ve went 14-1 in the last 30 days.
Fun Fact: The 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins hold the record for the longest win streak in NHL history (17 games). With five games to play in the regular season, the Panthers can match that mark if they close out April with five straight.
Other NHL News & Highlights
Flames Clinch Pacific: Calgary used a three-goal third period to rally and beat the Stars (4-2). Matthew Tkachuk hit two season milestones with his 40th goal and 100th point. The Pacific Division runs through Calgary.
Stamkos Sets Bolts Record: Steven Stamkos fired a wicket one-timer last night to pass Martin St. Louis for the top spot on the all-time Tampa Bay points list (954). The record-setting goal helped the Lightning light up the Leafs (8-1).
DeSmith’s 52-Save Shutout: Casey DeSmith put a lid on the net in one of the all-time epic goaltender performances. The Penguins’ goal-protector recorded a 52-save shutout as Pittsburgh blanked Boston (4-0). Jake Guentzel had a hat trick to hit 40 goals on the year.
The Must-Watch List
Gm 3: Heat at Hawks (Fri. 7:00 pm)
Gm 3: Bucks at Bulls (Fri. 8:30 pm)
Gm 3: Suns at Pelicans (Fri. 9:30 pm)
Gm 4: 76ers at Raptors (Sat. 2:00 pm)
Gm 4: Mavericks at Jazz (Sat. 4:30 pm)
Gm 3: Celtics at Nets (Sat. 7:30 pm)
Gm 4: Grizzlies at Timberwolves (Sat. 10:00 pm)
Gm 4: Bucks at Bulls (Sun. 1:00 pm)
Gm 4: Warriors at Nuggets (Sun. 3:30 pm)
Gm 4: Heat at Hawks (Sun. 7:00 pm)
Gm 4: Suns at Pelicans (Sun. 9:30 pm)
Avalanche at Oilers (Fri. 9:00 pm)
Rangers at Predators (Sat. 3:00 pm)
Maple Leafs at Panthers (Sat. 7:00 pm)
White Sox-Twins Series
Red Sox-Rays Series
Blue Jays-Astros Series
EPL: Arsenal vs. Man. United (Sat. 7:30 am)
GER: Bayern vs. Dortmund (Sat. 12:30 pm)
NWSL Challenge Cup (All Weekend)
MLS Schedule (All Weekend)
F1: Emilia Romagna GP (Sun. 9:00 am)
NASCAR: Talladega (Sun. 3:00 pm)
*All Times ET