Sports: Sanchez Roughed Up Again; Tigers Lose 11-9
The Tigers lost a wild one in Anaheim, 11-9. The Tigers gave Anibal Sanchez an early 2-0 lead on home runs from Cabrera and Upton. But Sanchez was gone after 3 innings after giving up 6 runs on 8 hits against the Angels. Reliever Warwick Saupold gave up another 3 and the Tigers were down 9-2 after 4. The Tigers rallied in the late innings to tie the game at 9. Reliever Mark Lowe coughed up a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Angels the walk-off win. The Tigers had 5 home runs in the game from Cabrera, Kinsler, Upton and both Victor and J. D. Martinez. Michael Fulmer will try to stop the 4-game skid tonight in Anaheim. Broadcast time is 6:40 on WBCK.
K-Rod Has Zika Virus
Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez says he contracted the Zika virus over the offseason in his home country of Venezuela. Rodriguez says he was bedridden for about two weeks with head and body aches, sore joints and other symptoms. It felt like he had a cold at first, but as symptoms worsened, he went for bloodwork that determined it was Zika. It took about two months until he felt normal again. Rodriguez told ESPN on Tuesday that he wouldn't blame athletes for skipping the Olympics, and that "if they have plans to have kids in the future, you've got to think about it."
The Battle Creek Bombers opened their 10th season with an 8-3 loss to the Madison Mallards. The two teams play this morning at C.O. Brown Stadium. The game starts at 10:05am.
The Penguins lead the Sharks 1-0 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Game 2 is Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
Head coach Ken Hitchcock has signed his final contract with the St. Louis Blues, saying next season will be his last behind the bench. The 64-year-old Hitchcock, who coached the Kalamazoo Wings once upon a time, will be entering his sixth season with the Blues and 20th as an NHL head coach.
Golden State will play game 1 in a rematch of last year’s NBA Championship Series with the Cavaliers Thursday night in Oakland. Game 2 is Sunday night in Oakland. Game 3 will be June 8th in Cleveland.
Michigan QB Malzone in Trouble
Michigan quarterback Alex Malzone has admitted responsibility to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from late April. Malzone was ordered to pay $175 in fines and costs. He also faced a misdemeanor altered-driver-license charge, but there was no plea listed for that one. Malzone, who played high school ball at Brother Rice near Detroit, signed with Michigan before last season but did not play at all for the Wolverines in 2015.
Lions Lose Tight End Wright
The Detroit Lions say tight end Tim Wright has a torn knee ligament and has been put on injured reserve. Detroit acquired Wright in 2015 in a trade from Tampa Bay. He appeared in nine games for the Lions last season, making one start, and he caught nine passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns.
MSU Spartans Get Transfer
Former UNLV forward Ben Carter is joining Michigan State's basketball team for the 2016-17 season as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-9 Carter averaged 8.6 points and 6.0 rebounds at UNLV in 2015-16. He appeared in 22 games and made seven starts before a season-ending knee injury Jan. 30.
After two days of almost incessant rain, the covers have come off the courts at the French Open.
Alabama coach Nick Saban wants a college football commissioner. Speaking at the Southeastern Conference annual meetings Tuesday, Saban said satellite camps are "bad for college football" and added "there needs to be somebody that looks out for what's best for the game, not what's best for the Big Ten or what's best for the SEC or what's best for Jim Harbaugh.” Saban says each of the Power Five conferences continue to politick for what they want, often creating the kind of chaos that surrounded satellite camps earlier this year.