Sports: Moya Powers Tigers to 5-1 Win
The Tigers beat the Mariners 5-1. Miguel Cabrera got things rolling in the first inning with a home run. Jose Iglacias gave the Tigers a 3-0 lead with an RBI double in the second. The hitting star for the Tigers was Steven Moya who went three for four and hit two home runs. Michael Fulmer started for the Tigers and pitched well for the 4 1/3 innings that he was in there, allowing one run on three hits. He also hit a couple of batters. The bullpen of Kyle Ryan, Shane Green, Justin Wilson and Francisco Rodriguez set down 14 in a row to end the game. Ryan came on with one out in in the 4th with the bases loaded. He retired all five hitters he faced, striking out three and gets the win.
The Tigers go for a 4-game sweep of the Mariners today. Daniel Norris, just called up from Toledo, will make his first start of the season. Broadcast time is 12:45 on WBCK.
The Battle Creek Bombers fell to the Green Bay Bullfrogs, 10-7 in six innings Wednesday night. The game was called after six innings due to rain. Going into the bottom of the third inning, the Bombers trailed Green Bay, 9-0. But they battled back, waited out a long rain delay in the 5th inning, scored some more runs, but in the end, Mother Nature and the Green Bay Bullfrogs prevailed. The game was called in the middle of the seventh inning. The Bombers now welcome the Rochester Honkers to Battle Creek for a two-game series starting Thursday night at 7:05.
Cleveland sports fans celebrated on Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands lined downtown streets to celebrate the city's first professional championship team since the 1964 Browns. The Cavaliers were honored with a parade after taking a seven-game series with Golden State. However, Sunday's series win over the Warriors became old news once LeBron James announced that he will stay with the Cavs next year. James also said he would become a free agent next month, but that is only to take advantage of a new NBA TV deal that will increase the league's maximum salary figures. Fans stood on rooftops and hung out of office building windows to witness Cleveland's first championship parade in 68 years, when the Indians knocked off the Braves in the World Series. Former Browns greats Jim Brown and Ernest Byner took part in the parade, along with Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and basketball coach Thad Motta.
The NBA draft is tonight. The 76ers and Lakers pick first and second. The Pistons have the 18th overall pick and a second round 49th overall pick. Coach Stan Van Gundy says they’ll draft the best player available.
The NHL will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley. The league board of governors met on a 109-degree day and unanimously voted to put an ice hockey team in Vegas. Foley will pay $500 million to the NHL's other owners as an expansion fee.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was the big winner at the NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Wednesday, receiving the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award. Washington net-minder Braden Holtby claimed the Vezina Trophy, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty picked up the Norris Trophy and Capitals coach Barry Trotz took the Jack Adams Award.
LaMarr Woodley has created a football camp he hopes will provide exposure for overlooked prospects. The NFL linebacker and former Michigan star plans to host his first ”CAMP 56” July 13th through 14th at the Legacy Center Sports Complex in Brighton, Michigan. Woodley wants to help 110 high school students, none of whom have been heavily recruited, get the attention of college coaches.