The Battle Creek Bombers get back into action in Green Bay tonight following the All Star Break in the Northwoods League.  Battle Creek is 7-5 in the second half of the season, tied for second place in the South Division with three other teams.   Green bay is in last place.  The Bombers play in Green Bay on Friday too, then head to Fond du Lac on Saturday and Sunday, and head home to host Green Bay on Monday.

 

JD’s first Game with Arizona

J.D. Martinez struck out in his first two at-bats with the Arizona Diamondbacks and was removed from the game with Cincinnati after being hit on his left hand by a pitch.  The team said he had a contusion, but X-rays were negative. He is day to day.

British Open

The British Open started today under windy and rainy conditions at Royal Birkdale, as just two of the first wave of players were under par at the tough course on England’s Northwest coast.   Weather conditions are due to improve later in the day.

Flacco to Leave WMU

Tom Flacco won’t be WMU’s quarterback, as the brother of Raven’s quarterback Joe Flacco has requested and been granted a release from his scholarship at Western.   Flacco will sit out the upcoming season, and will have two years of eligibility left at a new school.

KCC offering Girls' Basketball Camp

KCC's women's basketball team is holding a Girls' Basketball Camp for girls ages 12 through 18.  It’ll be August 7-9 in the evening at the Battle Creek Central Fieldhouse.   It will be led by players from KCC's women's basketball team, KCC's Head Women's Basketball Coach Dic Doumanian and Alton Tucker, a coach for the community basketball organization Attack Basketball.

Registration is $45 per person. Sign up at www.kccbruinyouth.com.

Tigers

The Tigers let one get away to the Royals in Kansas City on Wednesday night to break their four game win streak.  Justin Verlander pitched another gem, pitching seven innings and striking out eight, while allowing two runs.  But Verlander left with the Tigers down 2-1. In the 9th inning, after a walk to Victor Martinez, the Tigers went ahead on a home run by Mikie Mahtook to go up 3-2. But in the bottom of the 9th, closer Justin Wilson didn’t have it.  He issued a 1-out walk to Alcides Escobar on four pitches.   Brandon Moss doubled and went to third as Escobar scored the tying run.   Then Moss trotted home on Alex Gordon’s sacrifice fly.

The Indians lost to the Giants, so the Tigers are still 5 games back in the Central division.  The Twins had a 6-1 win over the Yankees for their first home series win against the Yanks in nine years. Minnesota is a half game out of first and will host the Tigers this weekend.

Michael Fulmer gets the start in game four tonight in Kansas City.   Hear it at 7:50, on 95.3 WBCK.