Sports: Tigers beat Cleveland 7-3
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)
The Tigers beat the Indians 7-3 in Cleveland. David Price earned his seventh win of the season. He scattered nine hits over six innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts. Andrew Romine was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored. Yoenis Cespedes and Nick Castellanos each drove in two. Jason Kipnis had four hits and an RBI in the loss. The Tigers caught a break in the 5th. Starter Danny Salazar walked the bases loaded for Miguel Cabrera, who hit what looked to be a sure double play ball, but he couldn’t handle it and everybody was safe. The Tigers went on to score 6 runs in the inning. Detroit, has won three-straight and will go for the series sweep this afternoon. Buck Farmer was called over from the Toledo Mud Hens to pitch for the Tigers. Farmer will start today's game against the Indians in place of Justin Verlander, who was scratched last night with stiffness in his back. Verlander said he is hoping he will be able to be back on the mound this weekend against the White Sox. We’ll join the game immediately after today’s “Live with Renk” show, at 11:55 a.m.
The Bombers beat the Wisconsin Woodchucks 5-1 last night. Battle Creek will close out the home stand tonight against the Woodchucks on “Weird me out Wednesday” as fans are encouraged to dress like Hillbillies.
College World Series
For the second consecutive season, Virginia and Vanderbilt will meet in a deciding Game Three at the College World Series. The Cavaliers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to win 3-0 and survive elimination in Game Two.
The Detroit Pistons are getting prepared for the 2015 NBA Draft Thursday night in New York. Coach Stan Van Gundy held a press conference at the Palace Monday to discuss the upcoming draft. The Pistons have the eighth-overall pick, after finishing the season 32-and-50.
Red Wing Coach to announce Staff
The Red Wings coaching staff is set. Yesterday team general manager Ken Holland announced Tony Granato and Pat Ferschweiler will be behind the bench with new head coach Jeff Blashill. Former Red Wings player Chris Chellios has been tapped to evaluate player performances and work with defensemen. Dave Noel-Bernier has been hired as video coach and Jim Bedard will be back with the organization for his 19th season as goaltending coach.
NHL general managers have agreed to make changes to the regular- season overtime format. The GMs pushed forward a recommendation to change the five-minute OT period to a 3-on-3 format. They hope to cut down on the 170 games that ended in shootouts last season. The recommendation is scheduled to be voted on by the Board of Governors today.
The NHL is raising its salary cap nearly two-million-dollars for the 2015-16 season. The cap is being set at 71.4-million, which is up from last season's 69-million-dollar ceiling. The least an NHL team can spend in salary is also being raised to 52.8-million.
Former Wolverine QB Tom Brady's appeal hearing over his "Deflategate" suspension has concluded. The hearing lasted more than 10 hours and no further meetings are scheduled.
Brady's fate now rests in the hands of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who oversaw the hearing by his own appointment. There is no timetable for Goodell's decision.
College Football Recruits
Cincinnati Moeller kicker Matthew Coghlin announced on his Twitter account that he has committed to Michigan State's 2016 recruiting class. Coghlin is the 20th commitment in the Spartans' class, which was ranked No. 4 in the nation before his addition.
The number-two running back in the state of Michigan committed to West Virginia on Tuesday. Martell Pettaway, a 2016 class running back from Detroit Martin Luther King, chose West Virginia over offers from Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois, Cincinnati and Vanderbilt.
NASCAR supports removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State Capitol, but won't prevent fans from flying the flag at race events. The sport issued a statement Tuesday saying it discourages using the flag, but they won't be banned at NASCAR venues.