Sports: Bombers Home Tonight; Tigers bolster bullpen
The Battle Creek Bombers were swept in Fond du Lac on Saturday and Sunday, as they were shut out by the Dock Spiders, 9-0. An unearned run led to a 5-run second inning for Fond du Lac, and they cruised to an easy win. J.D. Mundy extended his hit streak to seven games, and is hitting .407. They’re home to host Green Bay tonight. Battle Creek leads the season series 5-1. First pitch will be at 7:05 and Battle Creek will have Davenport University’s Andrew Click on the mound.
The Tigers took two of three in Minnesota as the Twins fell into third place in the AL Central, 2½ games behind Cleveland and one game back of Kansas City. The Tigers are 6 ½ games back.
The Tigers are home to play the Royals tonight. Justin Verlander will be on the mound for the Tigers. Hear it at 6:45on 95.3 WBCK.
After the game Sunday, the Tigers sent outfielder Jim Aducci back to Toledo and brought up right hander Drew Ver Hagen to bolster a tired bullpen. Lefty Daniel Norris had to leave his rehab start in Toledo after 32 pitches. Norris is recovering from a groin injury, and left the game with the team’s trainer in the first inning of the game.
Dodgers Kershaw Hurt
The best team in baseball has lost their ace pitcher for at least 10 days. The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw's left 21 pitches into his start on Sunday because of right low back tightness. Kershaw missed 2 ½ months with a herniated last season. This year, he's unbeaten in 15 straight starts.
Jordan Spieth won the British Open win to win the third leg of a Grand Slam. Spieth finished three shots ahead of fellow American Matt Kuchar. In last five holes, Speith had an eagle and three birdies. He lost just one stroke when he sprayed drive 75-yards outside of the fairway into a steep, grassy dune and took a penalty drop.
Jamaica stunned heavy favorite Mexico in a 1-0 soccer win head to a Gold Cup championship. The winning score came on a free kick in the 88th minute. Jamaica will face the United States on Wednesday.
Peppers Signs with Browns
Former Michigan Wolverine and Cleveland Browns rookie defensive back Jabrill Peppers has signed an NFL contract. The Browns selected Peppers with the No. 25 overall pick in April. The holdup in negotiations was over guaranteed money, but the sides worked that out Sunday, just days before the team opens training camp. Peppers played several positions at Michigan, but the Browns plan to use him as a safety and to kick returner.
Kasey Kahne won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday under a yellow flag for his first NASCAR Cup victory in three years. The race took more than six hours to complete. Michigan’s Brad Keselowski finished second.
British cyclist Chris Froome has won his third straight Tour de France.
Tigers win 9-6
The Tigers took two of three in Minnesota to win their first road series of the season. It wasn’t easy, as most of the scoring came in the later innings of a game that lasted four hours and 19 minutes. The Tigers won it 9-6.
Matt Boyd started for the Tigers and went six strong innings, striking out 8 and giving up three runs on four hits. The game was tied at 2 going into the seventh.
Jose Iglesias hit a two run homer to put the Tigers in the lead.
After Boyd gave up a hit to start the 7th, Shane Greene came on in relief and loaded the bases with nobody out. After getting a strikeout, Ian Kinsler booted an easy double play ball as the Twins scored a run. But Greene struck out the next two as well, to keep the Tigers in the lead, 4-3.
Both teams added two in the eighth, as Bruce Rondon struggled on the mound.
The Tigers put the game away with a three-run 9th.
Jose Iglesias, Ian Kinsler, James McCann and Alex Presley all had three hits in the game.