Sports: AL wins again
All Star Game
The American League knocked off the National League, 6-3, in the 86th MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati Tuesday night. The AL will have home-field advantage in the World Series as a result of the win. Former Tiger Prince Fielder knocked in two runs.
Tigers’ pitcher David Price pitched a perfect inning to earn the victory. Meanwhile, Tiger teammates Jose Iglesias went 0-for-2 and J.D. Martinez was retired in his only plate appearance. Mike Trout led off the game with a homer and Brian Dozier added a solo shot for the AL. Trout won his second straight MVP Award, becoming the first player ever to take home the honor in back-to-back years. The National League has only won three times in the last 19 years, but they still lead all time, 43-40.
Banished all-time hit king Pete Rose was back out on the field with a couple of his "Big Red Machine" teammates before the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati. A standing ovation for Rose lasted over 90 seconds. The 74-year-old was recognized as one of the Reds' "Franchise Four". Fans voted for four of eight finalists from each team as the most impactful players in club history. Rose joined former teammates Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan, as well as Barry Larkin to be honored in the pregame ceremony.
The Tigers enjoy a couple more days off before the start of the second half of the season. They open a seven-game home stand Friday against the Orioles. Detroit will also play four home games against Seattle next week. The Tigers are 44-and-44, nine games behind KC in the AL Central. .
All Time Tigers
The vote is in and Tigers fans have selected the club's all-time top players. Miguel Cabrera, Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg and Al Kaline have been named the Tigers' Franchise Four. They were chosen in a fan vote from eight finalists in a MLB promotion as the players most impactful to the franchise.
Price Open to Extension
Tigers All-Star pitcher David Price says he's open to a contract extension to stay in Detroit but has had no talks with the team thus far. The 29-year-old left-hander will be a free agent at the end of the season, but says he doesn't think he'll be traded before the July 31st non-waiver deadline.
Bombers lost 4-1 to La Crosse. Now 17-32 overall and 4-10 in the second half. Still haven't won two games in a row since the first week of the season! This Saturday, part of the ticket proceeds at the Bombers game will go to Miles for Memories. It’s a great way to support the fight against Alzheimer’s and see a baseball game!
Bombers Sign Lakeview-Product Chet Joslyn
The Battle Creek Bombers have signed Battle Creek-native Chet Joslyn. The left-handed pitcher played at Lakeview High School and, just completed his first collegiate season at Valparaiso. In 11 appearances, he pitched 13 2-3 innings, struck out seven, and posted a 2.63 ERA – second best on the Valparaiso pitching staff. He ended his freshman campaign with 5 1-3 scoreless innings over four appearances, including two key shutout frames against Chicago State in a 2-1 Crusaders victory. At Lakeview, Joslyn was a three-time All-Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference selection and a two-time All-District honoree. He also played two years of hockey and was named All-Conference in both of his seasons on the ice.
The U.S. men's soccer team played Panama to a 1-1 draw. The Americans now head to Baltimore for a quarterfinal game on Saturday.
The British Open tees off early Thursday morning with first-round play at the Old Course at St. Andrews. Three-time winner Tiger Woods will again look to find his way, six weeks removed from a career-worst round of 85 at the Memorial. Jordan Spieth is halfway to a calendar Grand Slam after winning The Masters and U.S. Open this year. World number-one and defending champion Rory McIlroy will miss the event after injuring his ankle playing soccer over Fourth of July weekend.