The Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-4 on Wednesday night. Cabrera had his fifth four-hit game of the season and was a triple shy of the cycle. He opened the scoring with a deep blast to straightaway center field in the first inning.  The Tigers built a 3-1 lead in the 3rd on RBI’s from Cabrera and J.D. Martinez.  The Tigers weren’t done scoring in the third inning off Tyler Duffey

as Justin Upton continued his hot hitting with a three-run homer.  Matt Boyd (5-2) tied his career-high with seven strikeouts in six innings to win his fifth straight decision.  Boyd pitched very well, but did give up a few hard hit balls including a couple of Minnesota home runs.

The Tigers added insurance runs in the 8th and 9th innings.  Daniel Norris starts today against the Twins.  Broadcast time is 12:45 on WBCK.  The Tigers are 5 ½ games behind first-place Cleveland, which lost to the A’s again last night.   Detroit is still 3 out of the Wild Card race.

MLB News

The Kansas City's nine-game winning streak is over as the Miami Marlins blanked the Royals 3-0.

Albert Pujols moved into sole possession of 10th place on baseball's all-time list by hitting his 584th home run as the Los Angeles Angels snapped an 11-game road losing streak by beating Toronto 8-2. The Blue Jays remained tied for the AL East lead with Boston, which lost 4-3 in 11 innings to Tampa Bay.

The Chicago Cubs' playoff express barrels on as the Cubs finished off a three-game road sweep by beating the San Diego Padres 6-3.

The Chicago White Sox say they’ll change the name of their stadium. The ballpark currently called U.S. Cellular Field will become known as Guaranteed Rate Field starting in November under a 13-year naming rights deal.

Hope Solo Suspended

U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics. Solo called the Swedes "a bunch of cowards" for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion U.S. team.

Nascar

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not been cleared by doctors to return to racing and will miss at least two more races — at Michigan and Darlington — as he recovers from a concussion. Hendrick Motorsports announced Earnhardt's status yesterday. Owner Rick Hendrick says Earnhardt is working hard to get back and will follow doctors' recommendations for his recovery.

Lions

Game 3 of the pre-season for the Lions is Saturday at Baltimore.  The battle for the back-up to quarterback Matthew Stafford is expected to continue between veteran Dan Orlovsky and rookie Jake Rudock.    Broadcast time is 6pm on WBXX 104.9 The Edge.

Boys’ Soccer

Battle Creek Central beat Harper Creek, 4-0.   Cesar Duran scored three goals for the Bearcats.

Lakeview beat Pennfield 7-1 as Cooper Grosteffon scored three goals.  Battle Creek and Lakeview will square off in the All-City Tournament on September 17th.

Marshall 8, Quincy 0.

Girls’ Golf

Lakeview has the early lead in the two-day SMAC Championships at Stonehedge North.   The second day won’t happen until late September. Haley Leslow shot an 84 to lead the Spartans.

High School Football

High School football kicks off tonight on WBCK, as Pennfield hosts Parchment.  Join Nate Adams and Jim Hughes at 6:35 on WBCK.   Friday night, WBCK will broadcast the Harper Creek-Gull Lake Game, and Saturday morning at 9am, Terry Newton talks with the area coaches on “Coaches Corner”.

Tigers to Look at Tebow

The Tigers will send a scout to Los Angeles next week to watch football player Tim Tebow work out on the diamond.  Tebow, who turned 29 a week and a half ago, hasn't played baseball since high school, when he was an All-State selection in Florida, but there's intrigue as to whether the athleticism that helped earn him a Heisman Trophy and three-year NFL career can translate to baseball.  The Tigers have a history with football players, including former Michigan State All-American wide receiver Kirk Gibson and former Michigan All-American quarterback Rick Leach.