Sports: JD hits #38 but Tigers Lose 7-6
The Tigers lost 7-6 in Texas. Detroit scored six runs in the first three innings,
as J.D. Martinez hit a two run homer in the first and Bryan Holaday hit a solo shot in the second. Rajai Davis, Jefry Marte and Dixon Machado each batted in a run.
Daniel Norris, who is on a pitch count, started the game and only lasted one and two third innings, giving up six runs, two earned, on five hits. Buck Farmer was charged with the loss after surrendering one run on two hits in two innings of work. The Tigers made three errors on the night. Nick Castellanos left the game after the first inning Tuesday night with a contusion on his right index finger and soreness in his left wrist. He's listed day to day. Game three is tonight in Texas. Matt Boyd will start for Detroit. Broadcast time is 7:40.
Rain has forced several major league contenders to play doubleheaders today: Toronto at Baltimore, Minnesota at Cleveland and St. Louis at Pittsburgh were all washed out Tuesday. The Dodgers clinched the NL West. In the AL West race, the Rangers lead the Angels by 2 and Houston by 2 1/2. Houston trails the LA Angels by a half game for the final Wild Card spot. The Twins are not out of it yet.
The Pistons opened training camp yesterday. Head coach Stan Van Gundy said 19-year-old rookie forward Stanley Johnson looked good in the first practice and was one of the better players during the five-on-five drills. Forward Aron Baynes will be limited in practice as well after undergoing a surgical procedure on his ankle before signing with Detroit in July. The Pistons first preseason game is next Tuesday at home against the Pacers. The regular season gets underway October 27th at Atlanta.
The Lions hit the practice field today to get ready for the Seahawks Monday Night in Seattle. After watching the game tape from Sunday's loss to the Broncos, the team confirmed that Denver knew what plays the Lions were running on the three interceptions thrown by Matthew Stafford. The Broncos simply had the Lions well scouted, getting defenders who wouldn't typically be involved on those routes in position to make plays on the ball.
The Red Wings play tonight at Pittsburgh. The regular season starts October 9th at home against the Maple Leafs.
The second-ranked Michigan State Spartans are getting prepped for their Saturday Big Ten opener against Purdue. The Spartans will likely be without two of their starting offensive lineman, as Jack Conklin is out with a leg injury, and Cody Kieler is dealing with Knee issues. Both are not season ending injured though. Redshirt sophomore Dennis Finley stepped in after Conklin's injury, and Benny McGowan and Miguel Machado have been filling in for Kieler.
Coach Mark Dantonio says the Spartans turned down an offer from HBO to be in a Hard-Knocks type of series for college football. HBO has annually produced a season of "Hard Knocks" for more than a decade, during which it spends a training camp following a specific NFL team. This year, it was the Houston Texans, when five former Michigan State players were featured.
The 22nd-ranked Michigan Wolverines play their Big Ten opener, Saturday night at Maryland. The Terrapins have one of the best special team's players in the country in kick and punt returner Will Likely. He's averaging over 28 yards per punt so far this year, bringing back two for TD's. Maryland leads the nation in interceptions with 12.
St. Phillip 4, Camden-Frontier 0. Abby McKinzie with 13 kills.
Climax-Scotts 3, Tekonsha 0. Zenna Soule and Sara Gray each had six kills.
Calhoun Christian 3, New Covenant 1. Lindsey Barry with 10 kills.
Quincy beat Athens in 3.
Union City beat Springport 3-0. Haley McIntosh with seven kills.
Homer 3, Reading 0.
Lakewood 3, Olivet 0.
Delton 3, Constantine 0. Morgan Champion with 17 kills.
Marshall 2, Charlotte 1. Noah Coppo and Matt Terry scoring for the Redhawks.
Delton Kellogg 6, Saugatuck 1.
Harper Creek 7, Lakeview 1.
Pennfield 5, Galesburg-Augusta 3.
Harper Creek beat Allegan, 99-87.
High School Football
Undefeated St. Philip (5-0) moved up to the No. 3 spot after in 8-man football rankings.
Climax-Scotts (5-0) jumped two slots to No. 6 in Division 8.