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West MI SportsCenter Morning Edition - 05/14/2014

 
Posted Wednesday, May 14th 2014 @ 8am

The Grand Rapids Griffins came up with a big win in Game #3 of their Calder Cup Playoff series with the Texas Stars last night winning (5-2) at Van Andel Arena.  Tomas Jurco led the offense for Grand Rapids with a hat trick, the 6th. in the playoffs in franchise history.  The Griffins now trail the Stars two-games-to-one in the series, and Game #4 is tonight with pregame coverage with Bob Kaser beginning at 6:40pm over on Newsradio WOOD 1300 & 106.9 FM. 

The Detroit Pistons are expected to name Stan Van Gundy as their next head coach and president of basketball operations.  Van Gundy and Detroit have reportedly agreed to a five-year deal worth 35-million-dollars.  He will replace interim coach John Loyer on the bench and Joe Dumars in the front office.  The team should make an official announcement about Van Gundy's hiring today. 

The Detroit Tigers erased a one run deficit with two swings of the bat as they rallied for a (4-1) win over the Orioles last night in Baltimore.  With two on and two out in the ninth inning, Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run home run and Victor Martinez followed with a solo shot to take the second of a three game set against the O's.  This afternoon, Justin Verlander takes the mound for Detroit - First pitch is set for 12:35pm. 

And after their worst loss in franchise history the night before, the West Michigan Whitecaps got back into the win column last night with a (4-2) win over the Great Lakes Loons in Midland.  The Caps will face the Loons again this morning with a first pitch set for 10:35am.

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