Sports: Indians Set New Win Streak Record; Clinch Playoff Spot
The Cleveland Indians rallied for a 10-inning win in beating the Royals 3-2 to extend their Major League record of wins to 22. That passes the 1935 Cubs’ mark of 21, and clinches a playoff spot for the Indians. Their magic number to clinch the Central division is three. The Red Sox lead the Yankees by three games in the East after both teams won on Thursday. The only other race in baseball is the NL Central, where the Cubs lead the Cardinals and Brewers by 3 games.
The Nationals and Dodgers have already clinched their divisions and the Astros could clinch on Sunday.
Tigers Blown Out
The Tigers were blown out by the White Sox in Detroit on Thursday, 17-7, to open a four-game weekend series with the Chicago White Sox. It's the sixth straight loss for the Tigers and 14th defeat in their last 20 games. Former Tiger outfielder Avisail Garcia crushed Detroit with a 5-for-5 day and drove in seven runs.
It was a 25-hit afternoon for the White Sox. The Tigers had a few highlights of their own smacking four solo homers. Miguel Cabrera (16) and Nicholas Castellanos (22) each had two hits on the afternoon including their round-trippers. Jeimer Candelario also added two hits, including his first homer with the Tigers following a mid-season trade with the Chicago Cubs. Ian Kinsler added his 18th homer in the ninth inning. Chad Bell fell to 0-3 on the season in his third career start, allowing six runs in his 3 1/3 innings. Eight Tiger pitchers were used on the afternoon. The Tigers and White Sox return to action Friday night in the second game of the series. Anibal Sanchez (3-4, 7.43 ERA) gets the start for Detroit. We’ll join the game after High School Football tonight on 95.3 WBCK!
Thursday Night Football
Deshaun Watson had a 49-yard touchdown on his 22nd birthday as he made his first NFL start at quarterback for the Houston Texans. The Houston Texans beat Cincinnati 13-9 on Thursday Night Football. Watson was 15 of 24 for 125 yards and no interceptions while also running five times for 67yards.
The Lions play at the New York Giants next Monday night.
High School Football
Marshall @ Pennfield in our radio game tonight. Hear it at 6:35pm on 95.3 WBCK.
Kalamazoo Central @ Battle Creek Central
Mattawan @ Lakeview
Hastings @ Harper Creek
Springport @ Bronson
Climax-Scotts @ Colon
Delton @ Galesburg-Augusta
Loy Norrix @ Gull Lake
Jonesville @ Homer
Maple Valley @ Lake Odessa-Lakewood
Perry @ Olivet
Union City @ Quincy
Bellevue @ Portland St. Patrick
Camden-Frontier @ Tekonsha
Saturday, September 16th
Webberville @ St. Philip ….6:35 on 95.3 WBCK.
The MSU Spartans have an open date on their schedule this weekend.
Coach Mark Dantonio says he’d rather have the break in the middle of the season, but with a long training camp, he welcomes the break as the team gets ready for their next game on September 23rd against Notre Dame.
About a dozen Michigan State players headed to Texas to help relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Offensive lineman Tyler Higby, who is from Houston, says the players will all be staying at his house and spending a couple days helping the community.
Michigan, 2-0 and 7th ranked, will host the Air Force Falcons this Saturday. Hear the game at 11am on 104.9 the Edge.
WMU is 0-2 after losses to USC and MSU. The Broncos play their first home game on Saturday night, as they take on the Idaho Vandals.
CMU is 2-0 and play at Syracuse this Saturday.
KCC’s volleyball team lost to Muskegon Community College in four. The Lady Bruins are 8-3 on the season, and fall to 4-3 in conference play. The team won the first set, 25-19, but dropped the final three.
Marc Leishman has a two-shot lead after one round at the BMW Championship north of Chicago. Jason Day, Jamie Lovemark and Charley Hoffman are two shots back of Leishman. FedEx cup leader Jordan Spieth was three shots back.