Tigers 

The Tigers beat the Indians 12-1 in Cleveland.  Miguel Cabrera was back in the lineup at DH and hit two home runs. Cabrera hadn’t hit two in a game since June of last year. Victor and JD Martinez both hit long balls to give starter David Price plenty of runs to work with.

Price went 7 innings and stuck out 8 for his 13th win. The Tigers called up some players from Toledo as expanded rosters are allowed for the rest of the regular season. Steven Moya belted 35 homers in the minors this year, and had his first major league hit. Tyler Collins started the season with a brief stint with the Tigers and hit his first major league homer. The Tigers also brought up catcher James McCann, who had a fine season in Toledo, and infielder Hernan Perez who had a hit in Monday’s game.  Game two is tonight in Cleveland, as Kyle Lobstein starts for the Tigers.   6:40 is broadcast time on WBCK.

 

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Lions

Wide receiver Kris Durham and running back Mikel Leshoure were among 22 cuts by the Detroit Lions on Saturday as they trimmed their roster to the 53-man limit. Albion College standout cornerback Chris Greenwood was cut.    Receivers Corey Fuller and Ryan Broyles and Quarterback Kellen Moore made the cut. Ten of the 22 cut have signed on to the practice squad. They include running back George Winn.  Yesterday, team officials released the first unofficial depth chart and Nick Fairley has been listed as a starting defensive tackle along with Ndamukong Suh.  Fairley lost his position to C.J. Mosley after the first exhibition game, but his play improved as the preseason continued.  Detroit hosts the New York Giants in the season opener Monday night at Ford Field.

Golf

Chris Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 to win the Deutsche Bank Championship and bolster his case for a Ryder Cup pick.

FIBA World Cup

The U.S.men's basketball team is unbeaten after two games of the World Cup inSpain.

NASCAR

Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.  Denny Hamlin was third, followed by Jimmie Johnson. Tony Stewart hit the wall for the second time after his right front tire blew out on Lap 172, ending his night with a 41st-place finish.

Tennis

No. 1 seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have moved into the U.S. Open quarterfinals.  Williams will next take on Flavia Pennetta. Other fourth-round winners were Andy Murray, Flavia Pennetta and Ekaterina Makarova, who ousted seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard 7-6, 6-4.

Battle Creek Coyotes in 2nd Round Saturday

Battle Creek Coyotes to Meet Michigan Lightning in Division Round of the CRFL Playoffs The Battle Creek Coyotes Football team will travel to the east side of the state for their matchup with the CRFL Northeast Division Champions, the Michigan Lightning on Saturday, September 6 at 6:30 PM at Detroit Fordson HS.   The Lightning (8-2) had a first-round bye during the Wildcard Round.  The Coyotes will look to make it two consecutive wins over the Lightning, who suffered their first loss of the season at home toBattle Creek, 34-21 back on June 21.