Sports: Bombers Lose 6th Straight at Home
The Bombers lost 7-1 at home in the first of two home games with the Rockford Rivets. Three Battle Creek errors allowed the Rivets to build a 7-1 lead in the first four innings at C.O. Brown Stadium on Tuesday night. The Bombers dropped their sixth-straight at home. A wild pitch with bases loaded by Battle Creek starter and Davenport University’s Andrew Click gave Rockford a 3-0 lead. Battle Creek batters struggled, managing just one unearned run in 8 innings against Rockford starter Cole Bellair. Game four of the four-game home-and-home series between with Rockford is tonight at C.O. Brown Stadium. Then the Bombers head out to Fond du Lac and Green Bay for games Thursday thru Sunday.
College World Series
A future Tiger is a member of college baseball’s national champions. Top draft pick and pitcher Alex Faedo’s Florida Gators beat LSU 6-1 in Game 2 to sweep College World Series finals on Tuesday night. Florida scored four runs in the eighth inning to pull away from LSU, beat their Southeastern Conference rival.
Faedo was dominant in winning two games that got the Gators to the finals.
Red Wings Sign Center
The Detroit Red Wings have signed center Ben Street to a one-year contract extension. The 30-year-old Street played six games for the Red Wings last season and appeared in 62 games for the AHL Champion Grand Rapids Griffins.
EMU Hires AD From Kalamazoo
Eastern Michigan has hired Kalamazoo native Scott Wetherbee as its new athletic director. The 42 year old Wetherbee has been a deputy athletic director at Mississippi State and has spent 17 years on senior or executive staffs at four athletic departments.
The Tigers battled the Royals last night in the first of three in Detroit, winning 5-3. Justin Verlander was roughed up in the first inning, but settled down to get his fifth win. J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera homered for Detroit. The Tigers are in 4th place, 6 games behind first-place Cleveland. Daniel Norris starts for Detroit tonight. Broadcast time is 6:45pm on 95.3 WBCK. The Tigers host four with Cleveland and then three with the Giants and finish the first half of the season in Cleveland.
All Star Voting
All Star Voting ends Thursday, and the only Tiger with any chance to start in the game needs your vote. First baseman Miguel Cabrera is 350,000 votes behind Eric Hosmer of the Royals. The Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak and A’s Yonder Alonso are also ahead of Cabrera. No other Tiger is even in the top five in voting at any position.