Sports: Fulmer Shuts Out Rangers, 7-0
Michael Fulmer pitched a four-hitter in Detroit's second straight shutout of Texas in a 7-0 victory Sunday. Fulmer (10-3) became the first Detroit rookie to throw a complete-game shutout since Justin Verlander 10 years ago. The 23-year-old right-hander retired 16 of the last 17 hitters he faced as the Tigers kept the AL West-leading Rangers scoreless over the final 21 innings of the three-game series. The gem from Fulmer, whose longest previous outing was eight innings in a no-decision against Kansas City, came a day after Matt Boyd and the bullpen shutout the Rangers. Fulmer, the AL rookie leader in wins had nine strikeouts and no walks, and all four hits were singles. Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez homered among three hits apiece in the Tigers'
Ian Kinsler added a solo after striking out his first three times. Miguel Cabrera hit his team-leading 27th homer in the ninth. The Tigers head home to host Kansas City for the next three nights. They are 5 behind Cleveland, and 1 ½ behind Boston in the Wild Card race. Daniel Norris starts for the Tigers tonight. Broadcast time is 6:45 on WBCK. The Red Sox come in for four games starting Thursday afternoon.
The Battle Creek Bombers topped the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, 10-3 Sunday evening in the final game of the Northwoods League regular season. Nik Podkul went three for four with two doubles and scored three times. Colton Bradley come into pitch a scoreless ninth as the Bombers second half surge allowed them to finish seven games over .500 at 39-32 on the year.
With the regular season complete the Bombers will travel to Madison tonight to take on the Mallards for a single-elimination playoff game starting at 8:05pm at Warner Park.
Usain Bolt won his third straight gold medal in the men's 100-meter dash last night. He's the only person ever to win it three times at the Olympics. (His time was 9.81 seconds. American Justin Gatlin got the silver, eight hundredths of a second behind.)
Simone Biles won gold for the Americans in women's vault last night . . . her third gold medal in Rio, and the first gold medal in the vault for any American woman EVER.
Michael Phelps swam his last Olympic race on Saturday, or so he says now. It was the men's 400-meter medley relay, and the Americans won gold . . . Phelps' 23rd career Olympic gold medal
35-year-old American swimmer Anthony Ervin won the gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle on Friday . . . 16 years after he won the same event as a 19-year-old in Sydney.
The U.S. women won the gold medal in the 4x100-meter medley relay on Saturday. It was America's 1,000th gold medal in Olympic history.
Katie Ledecky won her fourth gold medal on Friday in the 800-meter freestyle, and crushed her own world record by almost two seconds.
Michelle Carter won the gold medal in women's shot put on Friday. She's the first American woman ever to win the event.
American Maya DiRado scored a huge upset in the 200-meter backstroke on Friday, beating Hungary's Katinka Hosszu by six hundredths of a second to win the gold medal.
Team USA won the gold medal yesterday in women's eight rowing. It wasn't a big surprise . . . the American women have now won gold three times in a row, and it's been 11 YEARS since the last time they were beaten in international competition.
A runner from South Africa named Wayde Van Niekirk set a new world record in the 400-meter dash yesterday. The old record had been around for 17 years, and it was set by American Michael Johnson.
The Detroit Lions, 1-0 in pre-season play after beating Pittsburgh, will take on Cincinnati this Thursday. Hear the game at 6:30 on WBCK.
The final round of the U.S. Senior Open was postponed because of a storm that dropped 2.36 inches of rain on the course.
Ryan Moore picked up his fifth PGA Tour title by closing with a 4-under 67 in the John Deere Classic.