Sports: Fulmer the Tigers’ All-Star
Michael Fulmer is an All-Star. The 24-year-old Detroit Tigers starting pitcher, who won the American League Rookie of the Year Award last year, will represent the Tigers in the 2017 All-Star Game. Pitchers and reserves are chosen through player balloting and selections made by the Commissioner’s Office. The manager of each team — in this case, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, who is leading the AL squad — no longer has a role in the selection. Four former Tigers will play in the game. Max Scherzer of Washington, Robbie Ray of Arizona, Cory Knebel of Milwalkee, and Avisail Garcia of the White Sox. Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and New York Yankees rookie outfielder Aaron Judge were the top vote-getters in their respective leagues.
The Tigers are off today after dropping two of three to the division-leading Cleveland Indians . They lost Sunday, 11-8. The Indians tagged Justin Verlander for seven early runs. It was the first game in 331 appearances that Verlander didn’t have a strikeout. The Tigers finish up their nine-game home stand with three games against the San Francisco Giants July 3-6. The series begins on Tuesday, 12:45 on 95.3 WBCK.
Tuesday is Armed Forces and Veterans Recognition Day at Comerica Park. The Tigers are donating 1,000 tickets to local members of the Armed Forces and Veterans along with their families and they’ll be invited to the field to be recognized for their service. Sgt. Mario Jimenez will perform the national anthem and “God Bless America”. All day today the Tigers will offer tickets for $17.76. The ticket offer includes pavilion, right field grandstand and upper reserved infield seats. To purchase this ticket offer, visit tigers.com and enter coupon code “LIBERTY”. This offer is only available online and expires 11:59 p.m. on July 3.
The Battle Creek Bombers beat the Bullfrogs in Green Bay 13-1 on Saturday, but the Bullfrogs responded with a 12-4 win last night. The Bombers host the Wisconsin Woodchucks tonight and tomorrow night at C.O. Brown Stadium as they begin a six-game home stand. The Woodchucks are coming off a sweep of the Kalamazoo Growlers. Pitching for Battle Creek will be Tyler Garam who formerly pitched for the Woodchucks before his temporary contract was up. The next “Front Row Fireworks” at C.O. Brown are not until July 14th.
Kyle Stanley parred the first playoff hole to beat Charles Howell III and win the PGA’s Quicken Loans National in Maryland.
Danielle Kang has her first LPGA Tour title after taking the Women’s PGA Championship in Illinois.
Kenny Perry has captured the U.S. Senior Open by two shots over third-round leader Kirk Triplett.