Sports Roundup: Tigers Win on Walk-off
The Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 last night at Comerica Park on a walk-off hit by Miguel Cabrera. The Tigers staked starter David Price to a 3-run lead in the 7th on a Torii Hunter double. Price took a 3-hitter into the 9th but had his complete game bid denied when he allowed three runs. Joe Nathan got the win after getting the final out in the frame. Miguel Cabrera went two-for-five at the plate, including the walk-off single that scored Ian Kinsler with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. The win keeps Detroit one game ahead of the Kansas City Royals for top spot in the Central Division. In this afternoon's series finale, the Tigers send Justin Verlander to the hill while Chicago counters with Chris Sale. Broadcast time is 12:40 on WBCK.
In the wild card race, the Mariners now are three games out of it. The Tigers, Oakland and Kansas City are a good bet to make the playoffs. The Orioles and Angels are in. In the National League, Pittsburgh clinched a wild-card spot. The Giants should get the last wild-card, as the Brewers are on the brink of elimination. The Cardinals, Dodgers and Nationals are all in.
The Detroit Red Wings lost in overtime to the Blackhawks 2-1 in preseason play last night in Chicago. Luke Glendening scored the lone goal for Detroit in the first period. Wings center Pavel Datsyuk was not on the ice against the Blackhawks after injuring his shoulder in the preseason opener in Pittsburgh on Monday. Datsyuk is scheduled to have an MRI, but said he hopes he'll be out just one week. Center Darren Helm suffered a broken nose and needed stitches to close a cut under his eye. Detroit hosts Chicago in the home preseason opener tomorrow.
Villanueva to the Mavs
Charlie Villanueva is on his way to Dallas. The 6-foot-11 power forward never fit in with the Pistons. He didn’t start a game in his final three seasons in Detroit and saw limited action because of a mysterious foot injury.
Calhoun Christian 3, New Covenant Christian 0. Mai Moody had 10 kills and 13 aces; Kirby Frodge had eight kills.
Athens 3, Union City 2. Tesha Swank had 17 kills, four blocks and eight digs; Allison Fuller had 13 kills and 22 digs;
Lakeview 3, Gull Lake 2. Jaden Sebring scored two goals.
Mattawan 4, Battle Creek Central 0.
Charlotte 7, Pennfield 1
Coldwater 8, Harper Creek 0
Kalamazoo Christian 6, Galesburg-Augusta 2
Harper Creek High School hosted the second Interstate Eight Conference Cross Country Jamboree on Tuesday. The Parma Western boys won. Marshall was 4th, Harper Creek 5th and Pennfield was 7th. Jackson Lumen Christi won the girls’ race. Marshall was 3rd, Harper Creek 4th and Pennfield 6th.
Marshall 99, Harper Creek 87
High School Football Poll
In Division 7, Homer jumped one spot into a tie for the No. 7 ranking.
In Division 8, Climax-Scotts moved up to a tie at No. 4.
In the 8-player division, St. Philip received votes for the third straight week.
Kicker Bironas Death
The story behind the deadly crash involving former Titans kicker Rod Bironas continues to evolve. A Belmont University student tells "The Tennessean" that Bironas threatened to kill the four passengers in his vehicle and attempted to sideswipe their truck during a confrontation. Connor Fraley said his car was behind Bironas when they smelled something burning from his vehicle. Fraley told Bironas of the smell while driving and the kicker responded with a threat, saying he was going to kill everybody in the car. The Belmont student said Bironas kept pace with them afterward and tried to hit the side of his truck. Fraley said they were driving at about 110 miles-per-hour when they got away. The incident is said to have occurred before Bironas tried to run a couple off the road later that night. Nashville police say Bironas died in a single-car accident near his home on Saturday night. Bironas lost control of his SUV on a curve and crashed less than a mile from home and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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