Sports Roundup: Porcello stellar but error costly
The Tigers lost 2-1 the Angels in Anaheim, and lost three out of four against L.A.The Tigers jumped off to an early lead in the first on a double by Victor Martinez. Rick Porcello went 7 innings, giving up 1 unearned run on five hits, no walks and six strikeouts. But his throwing error in the 5th may have cost him a win. Joba Chamberlain made a mistake to David Freese in the 8th a solo home run and that was the game decider. The Tigers are off today and host the White Sox in the first of three on Tuesday. Detroit leads the division now by 5 games over second place Kansas City.
The Bombers beat the Wisconsin Woodchucks 3-0 Sunday at C. O. Brown Stadium. CMU’s Jordan Grosjean made a spot start for the Bombers, after a 3 hour rain delay to start the game. Grosjean pitched five strong giving up just five hits. Spencer Thornton went 3 for 5 and scored a run. The Bombers host the Green Bay Bullfrogs tonight. The Bombers have lost one of their best players. David Richards IV headed back to school atSavannahStateafter Saturday’s game. Richards says enjoy everything about playing inBattle Creekthis summer. He said, “Not just the baseball part but the whole atmosphere. And not even just the players, even though they are a great group of guys. But as far as the Battle Creek Bombers organization; the staff is amazing and I enjoyed working with them. It was just overall an awesome experience. And I can’t forget the Wilcox family enough for all the things they have done for me as my host family. And I just thank the Lord, man, every day. Thank you guys.” Richards the fourth hit .295 in 47 games, and made just one error.
Coyotes on the Road
The Battle Creek Coyotes Football team shut out the Miami County Blitz 21-0 Saturday in Denver, Indiana. It was the third shutout of the season for the 6-2 Coyotes, who return home on Saturday to play the Toledo Raiders at AthensHigh School. The Coyotes' game day beneficiary will be Chrissy Castellanos, a local woman who is battling cancer.
Detroit Lions’ Coach Jim Caldwell spoke to reporters Sunday, which was reporting day at training camp forDetroit's veterans. The team will practice today. The Lions haven't won their division since 1993 and have only one playoff victory since winning the 1957 NFL title — but with a core of players that includes Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh, there will be plenty of urgency for this team in Caldwell's first season as Lions coach.
Jeff Gordon slid past Kasey Kahne to win his NASCAR-record fifth win at the Brickyard 400 yesterday. The win moves Gordon into a tie with Michael Schumacher.
Clark Wins Canadian Open
Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk. Clarkclosed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his second PGA Tour victory.
Hall of Fame Inductees
Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000.
High School Football
We’re counting down the days to another season of High School Football on WBCK. The first game on the schedule features the St. Phillip Tigers in 8-man football on Thursday August 28th. Our expanded coverage will feature about 40 high school football and basketball games, with more away games and girls’ games this season. Different levels of sponsorships are available. Call your WBCK rep today to sign up.