Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Tigers play host to the Athletics, the Rockies meet the Giants, and the Flyers and Hawks battle in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final.
Meeting up on the diamond . . .
The American League schedule for the last day of May has Cleveland at the Yankees, the Angels at Kansas City, Tampa Bay at Toronto, Minnesota at Seattle, and Oakland at Detroit. Trevor Cahill (3-2, 3.31 ERA) is slated to take on Justin Verlander (5-3, 3.74 ERA) in that Athletics/Tigers matchup. Righthander Cahill beat the Orioles in his last trip to the mound, holding them to one earned run on just two hits over his six innings of work, and fanning three. Righthander Verlander was knocked around by the Mariners last time out, giving up five earned runs on seven hits over his 7 1-3 innings.
Around the National League on Monday it'll be Philadelphia at Atlanta, Milwaukee at Florida, the Cubs at Pittsburgh, Washington at Houston, Cincinnati at St. Louis, Arizona at the Dodgers, the Mets at San Diego, and Colorado at San Francisco. Ubaldo Jimenez (9-1, 0.88 ERA) is set to take on Tim Lincecum (5-1, 3.00 ERA) in a high-powered pitching matchup in that last contest. Righthander Jimenez kept the wins coming last time out, holding the Diamondbacks scoreless on six hits over eight innings of work. Righthander Lincecum fell to the Nationals in his last trip to the mound, surrendering six earned runs on six hits in 4 2-3 innings while taking the loss.
Taking a trip around the rink . . .
As well, the Blackhawks will host the Flyers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final on Monday night, with Chicago looking to take a 2-0 series lead. The Blackhawks outlasted the Flyers in a 6-5 home victory as a -200 favorite in the opener on Saturday night, with Tomas Kopecky providing the game-winning goal. Troy Brouwer scored twice for the Hawks in that contest, while Dave Bolland, Patrick Sharp, and Kris Versteeg provided singles. Daniel Briere picked up a goal and three assists in the loss for Philly, with Michael Leighton getting replaced after allowing five goals on 20 shots.