Sports: Kinsler the Hero as Tigers win 3-2 in 10 Innings
The Tigers came alive in the late innings and beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 in 10 innings to win their win their fifth straight. The Tigers couldn’t do much against Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez for the first 8 innings. The Toronto right-hander struck out a career-high 12 and took a one-hitter into the ninth inning. Matt Boyd started against the Jays and pitched well. Boyd gave up a home run to Kevin Pillar in the fifth. In the bottom of the 9th, Ian Kinsler's RBI double chased Sanchez. Miguel Cabrera came to the plate against reliever Roberto Osuna. After nearly being hit by a pitch, Cabrera unloaded a game-tying double in the bottom of the 9th. The Tigers loaded the bases in the 10th with no outs and Kinsler won it with a chopper into left field. Justin Wilson pitched a scoreless 10th for the win. Shane Green, Blaine Hardy and Bobby Parnell also pitched out of the bullpen for the Tigers. The Tigers go for a sweep today. Jordan Zimmerman starts for the Tigers against R.A. Dickey of the Jays. Broadcast time is 12:45pm on WBCK. The Tigers are off Thursday and head to the Bronx to play the Yankees.
The Battle Creek Bombers beat the Green Bay Bullfrogs 8-5 at C.O. Brown Stadium Tuesday afternoon. Bombers’ starting pitcher Felix Minjarez pitched into the sixth inning for the Bombers, picking up the win for the Bombers. He allowed two runs on four hits and recorded six strikeouts on the afternoon. Brandon Guske came on for the second straight day to record his second straight four-out save for the Bombers, and seal the series victory for Battle Creek. The Bombers welcome the Wisconsin Woodchucks for a two-game series at C. O. Brown Stadium starting tonight at 7:05.
Auburn's Tiffany Howard went up and over the outfield wall to rob Oklahoma of a home run and the game, as Auburn came back from a 7-0 deficit and beat the Sooners 11-7 in game two of softball’s national championship series. It all comes down to the final game three tonight.
Golden State Warriors have a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals over Cleveland. The Cavaliers host Game 3 tonight.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are a win away from another Stanley Cup as they lead the San Jose Sharks 3-1. Game 5 is Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
Michigan State's Denzel Valentine is among the handful of top college players named to a Select Team that will train against this year's U.S. basketball team. USA Basketball named 25 players to the squad, with most of them young NBA players. Gregg Popovich will oversee the Select Team as he prepares to succeed Mike Krzyzewski as U.S. national coach.
Lions Sign Receiver
The Detroit Lions have signed free agent wide receiver Damian Copeland and waived guard Andrew Zeller. Copeland comes to the Lions after two years with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He spent both those seasons on injured reserve following wrist and shoulder injuries.
The Pontiac Silverdome caught fire on Tuesday, burning the press box area. The fire appeared to have been burning through the night before it was discovered by security for the facility. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Officials last year announced that the Silverdome would be demolished.
Tiger to Sit Out the US Open
Tiger Woods will not play in the U.S. Open next week at Oakmont as he recovers from back surgery, saying on his website that he's not physically ready to play.
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