Sports Roundup: Castellanos Powers Tigers Past Mariners
The Detroit Tigers used a five-run sixth inning and added four more in the seventh to hammer the Seattle Mariners Monday night, 12-5.
Nick Castellanos went 4-for-5 and drove in four runs, and added a solo homer to boot to lead the Tigers (42-40). Victor Martinez also had a homer with a his 4-for-5 night and All-Star reserve J.D. Martinez added three hits, including his 24th round-tripper on the season.
Alfredo Simon allowed all five Mariner runs in 5 2/3 innings, but still earned the victory on the mound. He's 8-5 on the year.
The second game of the three-game series is tonight at Safeco Field in Seattle. Kyle Ryan (1-2) will get the start for the Tigers, while the Mariners counter with Tajaun Walker (7-6). Coverage begins on WBCK tonight at 9:45pm.
Michigan, Nike Agree On New Thred Endorsement
The 2015-2016 Athletics season at the University of Michigan will be the final year of uniforms from Adidas.
On Monday, the university and Nike announced a new 11-year endorsement contract with Nike, who was equipping the athletics department before their contract ended in 2007.
The new endorsement contract, which begins August 1, 2016, will also have the option for the university to pick up another four years to make it a 15-year contract.
Nike will be supplying jerseys and other athletic equipment to the university, the eighth team in the Big Ten to be supplied by the company in 2016, including Michigan State. Adidas has endorsements with four athletic programs and the final two with Under Armor.
Three Tigers Added To American League All-Star Roster
A day after the American League and National League starters were announced for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cincinnati, Kansas City manager Ned Yost announced his reserves and pitchers to join the AL roster that he will have represent the special club.
The Detroit Tigers have three more plays on the roster, with shortstop Jose Iglesias and outfielder J.D. Martinez on the reserve squad. Starting pitcher David Price was also named to the All-Star roster.
Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is part of a fan vote to earn the American League's last spot with four other players.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was named a starter for the AL squad, but will be out due to a left calf strain.
Bombers Comeback Falls Short Against Lakeshore
The Battle Creek Bombers have opened their six-game homestand by being on the losing end of a two-game sweep to the Lakeshore Chinooks.
On Monday, the Bombers were able to score three runs in the eighth inning after trailing 5-0 through most of the game. That comeback would fall short in a 5-3 final.
Cayce Bredlau (Austin Peay) drove in two runs for the Bomb Squad, and Dan Swain (Siena) added three hits in the losing effort.
On the mound, Andrew Mitchell (Auburn) allowed three runs on six hits in six innings of work to take the loss. He drops to 0-3 on the year.
The Bombers now open a two-game series with the Green Bay Bullfrogs tonight, and look to get out of the Northwoods League's South Division basement in the second half. Edgar Sanchez (Cedar Valley College, 2-1) will get the nod for the Bombers, with the Bullfrogs sending out Luke Lind (North Dakota State, 1-0). First pitch at C.O. Brown Stadium is at 7:05pm.
Pistons Top Draft Pick Stays Hot, Fall To Heat
The Detroit Pistons top draft pick in last month's draft continues to put up decent numbers in their NBA Summer League schedule, but it wasn't enough Monday in a 78-73 loss to the Miami Heat. Stanley Johnson led the Pistons with 14 points and seven boards in the loss. Darrun Hilliard and Kelsey Barlow, who played for the Pistons D-League's Grand Rapids Drive, scored 12 off the bench.
The Heat's top pick, Justice Winslow, scored a game-high 17 points to lead the way, part of five Miami players in double digits.
The Pistons are now 1-2 on the Summer League schedule and return to action Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers in Orlando.