Tigers 

The Tigers blew a 6-0 lead last night in Minnesota, but rallied to beat the Twins 8-6.  Max Scherzer held the Twins scoreless for 4 innings, but was touched for one in the 5th and 3 in the 6th.   Joba Chamberlin walked the first two batters in the 8th, and the Twins then tied it up against Phil Coke and Al Albuquerque.    But in the 9th, the Tigers pulled ahead again on home runs by Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera. Max Scherzer was denied his 17th win, and probably a chance to win 20 this season. Scherzer gave up four runs on seven hits while striking out five in seven innings. Kyle Ryan picked up the win and Joakim Soria got the save.  Andrew Romine went three-for-four with two RBI and Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez, Nick Castellanos and Bryan Holiday each batted in a run.

 

The Tigers have won 7 of their last 8.  Kansas City beat the White Sox to stay 1 ½ behind the Tigers in the Central Division.  The Angels beat the Mariners to clinch the West Division, and Seattle falls two games out in the Wild Card race.    Rick Porcello starts tonight in Minnesota.   Broadcast time is 7:45 on WBCK.

Tiger Injuries

Tigers, starter Anibal Sanchez continues to work his way back to the pitching staff as he threw a bullpen session at Target Field yesterday.  Sanchez, who has been on the disabled list with a pectoral muscle strain, threw 25 pitches yesterday and could have another session on the mound today if he feels good. He may not be ready to return to the team during the regular season and could work out of the bullpen in the postseason.

Meanwhile, catcher Alex Avila missed yesterday's opener with the Twins and is considered day-to-day.

Avila left Sunday's game against the Indians with a headache and lightheadedness. He missed time two weeks ago with concussion-like symptoms.   Manager Brad Ausmus said there's a chance that Avila could play tonight, but the team is being cautious with him.

NFL

The Eagles pulled off a comeback with a 30-27 victory against the Colts on "Monday Night Football"

Lions Lose another DB

The season may be over for Lions rookie cornerback Nevin Lawson.  Lawson suffered a foot injury during Sunday's 24-7 loss against the Carolina Panthers and underwent surgery later that day in Charlotte.  Cornerback Nate Ness was called up from the practice squad, to replace the injured Bill Bentley, but was cut on Monday.

High School  Volleyball

Calhoun Christian 3, Bellevue 1.  Denise Penrod with 13 assists; Kara Twiest had 10 digs, Kirby Frodge had 12 kills

Galesburg-Augusta 3, Pennfield 2.

Olivet 3, Athens 1.

Boys’ Soccer

Coldwater 8, Pennfield 0

Lumen Christi 4, Harper Creek 2

Delton Kellogg 7, Schoolcraft 0  Lucas Hansen had two goals and two assists. Keith Malachowski had two goals and one assist.

Girls’ Golf

The Gull Lake girls’ golf team won Monday’s SMAC East Jamboree at Cedar Creek.  Jenna Vandenberg was the medalist with a 38.  Lakeview placed second with a season-low round of 191, but 20 strokes off the pace.

College Football

Michigan hosts Utah this Saturday at Michigan Stadium.  Michigan State is home Saturday against Eastern Michigan.   You could win one of three pair of tickets to the Spartans’ game at wbckfm dot com.  Just go there now and a couple of clicks and you’re registered!  We’ll announce the winners tomorrow morning.

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.

Win $100 from Finleys

You can win a $100 Tailgate Party Package from Finley’s Grill & Smokehouse for this Friday’s games!   Go to WBCK FM Dot Com and Register today.

Papelbon Suspended

Major League Baseball has suspended Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon for seven games and fined him an undisclosed amount. Papelbon blew a save against the Marlins and was booed off the field before grabbing his crotch as a gesture to the fans. He was then ejected by umpire Joe West and got into a heated argument on the field. Papelbon began serving the suspension Monday and will not appeal.

Peterson Back with Vikes

The attorney for Adrian Peterson says reports of the Minnesota Vikings running back being investigated for a second case of alleged child abuse are "simply not true."  KHOU-TV in Houston reported Monday Peterson is being investigated for a separate incident with another son.

The television station posted a Twitter picture of a young boy with his face blotted out but showing a large Mickey Mouse bandage over his right eye.  Attorney Rusty Hardin says the allegation was "unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came of it."

Peterson was reinstated by the Vikings on Monday and the former NFL MVP is expected to practice this week and play Sunday against New Orleans.  He was indicted last week on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child for allegedly "spanking" his four-year-old son with a tree branch. He issued a statement Monday saying he never meant to cause his son harm and is, without a doubt, not a child abuser.

Radisson is suspending its sponsorship deal with the Minnesota Vikings in the wake of the scandal surrounding star running back Adrian Peterson.  The Minneapolis-based hotel chain says it takes the matter of child abuse very seriously and has a long-standing commitment to the protection of children.  Radisson adds that it will closely follow the situation and evaluate the facts and circumstances. The Vikings re-instated Peterson on Monday despite his indictment for allegedly hitting his four-year-old son.

Red Wings

The Red Wings play their first preseason game a week from today against Pittsburgh. The regular season begins October 9th.

NASCAR

The Chase heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway next Sunday.