Sports Roundup: Scherzer loses. Price debuts tonight.
The Tigers lost to the Yankees 2-1 at Yankee Stadium. The Tigers could only manage one run against Brandon McCarthy and the New Yorkbullpen. Ian Kinsler’s base hit in the 5th scored the only Tigers’ run. Victor Martinez had two ofDetroit’s 6 hits. Max Scherzer scattered 9 hits, giving up two runs in 7 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 4, and was helped out by some great plays in the field, by Ian Kinsler and centerfielder Ezekiel Carrera. Scherzer was trying to become this year’s first 14 game winner in the majors. Ezekiel’s great catch on a ball hit by Jacoby Ellsbury came with the bases loaded in the third. The Yankees pushed across the decisive run in the third. Shortstop Eugenio Suarez was taken out of the game with a sprained knee after stealing a base in the fifth and will be re-evaluated today. David Price will make his debut as a Tiger pitcher tonight inNew York against the Yankees. Broadcast time is 6:40 on WBCK.
The Battle Creek Bombers jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the first and beat the Rafters 11-6 in Wisconsin Rapids. The Bombers banged out 16 hits. Spencer Thornton was 3 for 6, and Cody Kuzniczci had three hits as well. It’s an off-day for most of the Bombers today, as the Northwoods League hosts their MLB Showcase day in Madison, Wisconsin. Jacob Waguespack and Andrew Mitchell will be there with the coaching staff . Battle Creekwill get back in action Wednesday in Wisconsin Rapids. They’re two games under .500 and in 6th place in the South Division after winning 8 out of their last 10.
Darius Slay had to leave practice yesterday after Golden Tate fell on the cornerback's neck during a one-on-one drill. Trainers worked on Slay for several minutes, but he did not return to practice. Head coach Jim Caldwell said Slay will be fine and is expected to be back on the field today. Yesterday, the team also announced they claimed receiver Jon Baldwin off waivers fromSan Francisco. Baldwin spent two seasons withKansas Cityafter he was selected by the Chiefs in the 2011 draft and caught three passes for 28 yards in seven games for the 49ers last year. To make room on the roster,Detroitreleased receiver Reese Wiggins.
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron says criticism he's taken on Twitter about dropping passes serves as motivation. He displayed flashes of promise yesterday at practice by quickly running routes and leaping to make catches. The rookie also proved he has a lot to learn. When the Lions drafted Ebron at No. 10 overall in May, some wondered why they put another tight end on the roster. Ebron, though, has already showed he is athletic enough to line up as a slot receiver. He also may be used in some three-tight end formations with Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria.
MSU Dismisses Kaminski
MichiganStatehas dismissed Kenny Kaminski from its basketball program. Spartans coach Tom Izzo says Kaminski could not live up to obligations despite multiple opportunities. Izzo suspended Kaminski twice last season for a total of four games and two exhibitions. Kaminski has not decided where he will transfer, according to a message he posted on his Twitter account. He made a Big Ten-best .494 percent of 3-point attempts last year as a redshirt freshman. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward averaged 4.9 points, 1.5 rebounds and 12.2 minutes in 31 games. Kaminski , who is from Medina, Ohio, had a chance to earn a lot more playing time next season in place of Adreian Payne, who was drafted in the first round by the Atlanta Hawks.
Tiger iffy for PGA Championship
Tiger Woods still isn't sure if he'll tee it up at the PGA Championship fromValhallalater this week. Woods has postponed a press conference scheduled for Tuesday morning and agent Mark Steinberg says a decision may not come until Wednesday. Woods withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday with a lower back issue. He missed several months earlier this year after back surgery. U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson says Woods' latest injury "doesn't bode well" for him earning a spot on the team.
Appling Tries the Lakers
Keith Appling is staying on the West Coast in his NBA pursuit. But his second chance to make a roster will be with a new club. The formerMichiganStatepoint guard andDetroitnative has accepted a training camp invitation with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent, Mike Silverman, confirmed Monday night. Other teams were also in pursuit of his services, Silverman said. Soon after going unpicked in the June NBA draft, Appling signed a free agent contract with the Portland Trailblazers. He played in two ofPortland’s five Las Vegas Summer League games, scoring a total of five points in 17 minutes.
Peace for China
Metta World Peace is headed toChina. The 34-year-old forward took to Twitter to announce he will play for theSichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. World Peace put up career lows in several categories last season before being waived after 29 games for the New York Knicks.
Coyotes Home Saturday
The Battle Creek Coyotes finish the regular season Saturday at HarperCreekHigh Schoolagainst the Michiana Thunderhawks.
The 7-2 Coyotes are in the playoffs.
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