Sports: Tigers blow huge lead; lose in 12 innings
The Tigers blew a 7-0 lead and lost to the White Sox 10-9 in 12 innings. The Tigers scored early and often against Sox starter James Shields. But the Sox got back in the game against starter Matt Boyd. Detroit got an insurance run in the 9th on a squeeze bunt by Jose Iglesias. Chicago scored twice in the 9th against Francisco Rodriguez, snapping a string of 19 straight successful save opportunities for the veteran closer. The Sox won it in the 12th against Anibal Sanchez. Game two is tonight in Chicago with Jordan Zimmerman on the mound against the White Sox. Broadcast time is 7:45 on WBCK.
Victor Martinez Out With Sore Knee
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is out of the starting lineup because of irritation in his right knee. Martinez had an MRI on Monday. Manager Brad Ausmus says it showed "no major structural issues." He says Victor is available to hit and will be evaluated daily.
The Bombers lost 2-1 to the Lakeshore Chinooks on Monday night. Bombers starting pitcher Felix Minjarez did not allow a hit in the first three innings, and only allowed four hits but was out-pitched by Chinooks starter Cole Gnetz, who pitched a no-hitter for the first 6 2/3. The Chinooks scored in the bottom of the 9th against Edgar Sanchez for the walk-off win. The Bombers are back in action tonight as they travel to Rockford to take on the Rivets at 7:35.
The Cavaliers stayed alive with a road win at Golden State, 112-97. The Warriors lead the series 3-2. Kyrie Irving and James each poured in 41 points -- the first time teammates have scored at least 40 in an NBA Finals game. The Warriors played without All-Star swingman Draymond Green, who was suspended after striking James in the groin in Game 4. Game 6 is in Cleveland Thursday night. No team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to win the title.
The Detroit Red Wings and the family of hockey legend Gordie Howe are encouraging fans to attend a public visitation today at Joe Louis Arena. Gordie Howe died Friday at the age of 88. The public visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Howe family will greet the public at the arena.
Ron Mason Dies
Ron Mason, who led Michigan State to a national title in hockey and won 924 games, has died. He was 76. Spartans assistant coach Tom Newton, surrounded by Mason's family Monday morning, says Mason's death on Sunday night was "sudden." Newton says Mason was a great man who had a great impact on a lot of lives.
Mason was Michigan State's coach from 1979 to 2002 and also served as the school's athletic director. He also coached Bowling Green and Lake Superior State, leading the Lakers to the NAIA title in 1972. Mason won nearly 70 percent of his games and ranks second in wins among men's hockey coaches. Mason is in the U.S. Hockey, Michigan Sports, Michigan State, Lake Superior State and St. Lawrence Halls of Fame.
Pistons extend GM’s contract
The Detroit Pistons have extended the contract of general manager Jeff Bower. Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy says Bower has been at the forefront of the franchise's moves the past two seasons. The team didn't disclose terms of the deal announced Monday. Detroit made the playoffs this year for the first time since 2009 before being swept by Cleveland in the first round. Bower became the Pistons' GM two years ago. Detroit made a three-win improvement in his first season and won 11 more games in the second year. He was GM of the Charlotte and New Orleans Hornets from 2001 to 2003 and 2005 to 2010.
The 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give runs today through Sunday at Blythefield Country Club. The field will consist of 10 of the Top 10 and 43 of the Top 50 on the 2016 Money List. Included in the field are world No. 1 Lydia Ko.
Lions Cheerleaders Added
The Lions announced on Monday that they’ll hold cheerleader tryouts on Saturday June 25th at Ford Field. That will leave six NFL teams without cheerleading squads: the Bills, Bears, Browns, Packers, Giants and Steelers. The team has hired the former director of the Pistons “Automation” team. Some teams, including the Lions, have had unofficial cheerleading teams, but starting this August, the Detroit Lions will have official cheerleaders on the sidelines and making appearances in the community.