Oct 24th, 2013 - Sports News
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz, Mike Napoli and Jon Lester were quite a combination for the Boston Red Sox in Game1 of the World Series on Wednesday night.
Ortiz and Napoli drove in three runs apiece and Lester tossed shutout ball as the Bosox clobbered the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 at Fenway Park. Ortiz hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly after Napoli put the Red Sox ahead with a three-run double in the first inning.
Ortiz's sac-fly in the second inning was almost a grand slam until right fielder Carlos Beltran robbed him. Beltran had to leave the game with bruised ribs after banging into the bullpen fence to make the catch.
Ortiz got his home run five innings later, launching a Kevin Siegrist pitch over the bullpen in right-center. The two-run blast drove in Dustin Pedroia, who was 2-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored.
Napoli's heroics came after umpires reversed a call on a force play at second base, ruling shortstop Pete Kozma dropped the throw instead of losing it on the transfer.
Lester was masterful in limiting the Redbirds to five hits while striking out eight over 7 2/3 innings. He worked out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the fourth by getting David Freese to ground into an inning-ending double play.
The Cards did not score until Matt Holliday homered off Ryan Dempster leading off the ninth.
Losing pitcher Adam Wainwright was lifted after five innings, charged with three earned runs and six hits.
Game 2 is Thursday night at Fenway. John Lackey is slated to start for Boston against Michael Wacha.
Mar 6th, 2014 - Local News
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — If it's March, it must be time to try to set another world record in Grand Rapids.
Gilda's LaughFest organizers in the past three years have overseen record-setting att...
Mar 5th, 2014 - Local News
Beginning today through April 13, Grand Rapids will be joining 253 communitities in its 11th 40 Days For Life vigil in front of the Heritage Clinic, 320 East Fulton, in Grand Rapids.
As of this we...
Mar 6th, 2014 - State News
RAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $25 million on navigation projects in the Great Lakes, including dredging of harbors choked with silt because of low water leve...
Mar 5th, 2014 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has declared March as colorectal cancer awareness month in Michigan.
In a statement, the governor says the observance will help highlight the prevalence and...
Mar 6th, 2014 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican congressmen have delivered Ash Wednesday speeches condemning widespread persecution of the world's Christians.
Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne said that in the weeks l...
Mar 5th, 2014 - National News
CONEJOS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says a backcountry skier has been killed in a snow slide in southern Colorado.
The center says the death occurred Tuesday. The aval...
Mar 6th, 2014 - International News
Ukraine (AP) — Lawmakers in the embattled Crimean region of Ukraine have decided to hold a referendum March 16 on whether Crimea should become part of Russia.
One lawmaker says, "This is our res...
Mar 5th, 2014 - International News
— Top diplomats from the West and Russia are trying to find an end to the crisis in Ukraine. The envoys from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., Britain and France were originally planning to discuss Syria's...
Mar 6th, 2014 - Sports News
UBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — D.J. Augustin scored 26 points off the bench and Joakim Noah had a triple-double as the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 105-94 on Wednesday night.
Noah finished w...
Mar 5th, 2014 - Sports News
— No. 12 Michigan wrapped up its first outright Big Ten title in 28 years as Nik Stauskas dropped in 24 points to lead the Wolverines' 84-53 rout of Illinois. The Wolverines hit five straight 3-poin...
Jan 24th, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.
The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 19...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...