Tigers 

Tigers lost to the Twins 8-4 last night in Minnesota.  The Tigers jumped off to a 2-0 lead in the first, but starter David Price gave up three runs in the bottom of the inning.   The Tigers came back, led by Miguel Cabrera, who went four-for-five at the plate with two doubles and an RBI.

Torii Hunter, J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos each batted in a run.  The Twins scored three more in the 6th, and two more in the 8th to put the Tigers away.  David Price gave up five runs on eight hits while striking out five in five and two third innings. The Tigers’ lead over the Royals is down to a half-game in the AL Central.  Justin Verlander will start Friday in Kansas City in the first of three games with the Royals.

 

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Tiger Injuries

Alex Avila sat-out a third straight game due to concussion like symptoms. He is still listed as day-to-day.  Anibal Sanchez felt good Wednesday after throwing a bullpen session at Target Field on Tuesday and will throw another bullpen session today in Kansas City.

Angels Clinch West

The Los Angeles Angels are American League West Division champions for the first time since 2009.

Lions

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush tried to clarify remarks he made on a radio show about how he might discipline his daughter.   Bush says he "definitely will discipline her harshly" and indicated he would consider spanking his child. Bush says he isn't spanking a 1-year-old girl. He says he should have kept his thoughts on disciplining his daughter private.  The Detroit Lions are getting ready for a Sunday showdown with the Green Bay Packers. Yesterday, defensive end Ziggy Ansah, linebacker Travis Lewis and tackle LaAdrian Waddle were all held out of practice with injuries.  Safety James Ihedigbo is waiting for medical clearance to return to full practice and remains limited due to a pinched nerve in his neck.  Running back Joique Bell, defensive tackle Nick Fairley and cornerback Cassius Vaughn were limited during drills yesterday.  Safety Don Carey was back on the practice field for the first time since he suffered a hamstring injury in Detroit's third preseason game.

Thursday Night Football

NFC South rivals share the Thursday night spotlight this week as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome.

Volleyball

Harper Creek 3, Lumen Christi 1. Olivia Leson had 18 kills and six digs.  Kendall Latshaw with 18 digs and two aces; Katie Wade had nine digs, 17 assists and three aces; Charley Andrews had 11 digs, 16 kills and four aces.

Pennfield 3, Coldwater 1.  Teone Lewis had 11 kills and four blocks, Aubrey Ritter had 10 aces.

Delton Kellogg 3, Parchment 2  Faith Ferris had 32 kills, six blocks and six digs.

Marshall 3, Parma Western 2  Kaylie Bates had 30 assists and seven digs.

Girls’ Golf

Gull Lake won a SMAC East Jamboree at the Prairies GC in Kalamazoo, followed by Lakeview in second. Individual medalist was Gull Lake’s Cydney Martell with a 40

Boys' Tennis

Lakeview 6, Loy Norrix 2

Boys' Soccer

Harper Creek 2, Charlotte 0.  Nick Robinson had a goal and an assist. Noah Eckert had a goal. Jack Bohannon made four saves for the shutout.

Delton Kellogg 4, Parchment 0.  Keith Malachowski had two goals.

Coyotes to All-Star Game

Eleven Battle Creek Coyotes will take the field one more time this season for the CRFL North Division All-Star team.  The game will be played this Saturday in Finlay, Ohio, prior to the Championship game between the Michigan Lightning and Ohio Crush.

Playing for the Coyotes will be WR Devington Halliburton, LB Quenton Kizer, LB Mike Page, DB James Snider and DB Otis West.  Also earning starting nods on offense are WR Marcus Shafer, OL William Swearingen, OL Andrew Johnson, and RB Robbie Crockett.  Both games will stream live on the Michigan Sports Network (MISN) a local video production company from Battle Creek. Fans can watch the game and post on twitter to have their comments viewed during the live broadcasts. Watch live at www.misportsnetwork.com.

College Football

Michigan hosts Utah this Saturday at Michigan Stadium.  Michigan State is home Saturday against Eastern Michigan.  Josh Barker, Michael Good and Paula Garrett will be going to the game.  They won tickets at wbckfm dot com.   WMU host Murray State on Saturday at Waldo Stadium.  You can win tickets to the Bronco game on line at wbckfm.com.  John Davis won tickets! We’ll announce winners tomorrow, so there’s still time to register.

Win $100 from Finleys

You can win a $100 Tailgate Party Package from Finley’s Grill & Smokehouse for next Friday’s games!   Go to WBCK FM Dot Com and Register today.  We’ll be announcing a winner tomorrow.

Athlete of the Week

Go on line to nominate a high school athlete for our “Meijer Athlete of the Week”   Go to wbckfm.com and click on Athlete of the week.

NASCAR

The Chase heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway next Sunday.

Red Wings

The Red Wings play their first preseason Monday against Pittsburgh. The regular season begins October 9th.