David Ortiz lit up the Detroit for two homers and seven RBI as the Boston Red Sox dropped the Tigers, 11-1 in a rubber match at Fenway Park Sunday night. Shane Greene gave up 11 hits and five runs to get tagged with the loss for Detroit.  Nick Castellanos went long for Detroit's only run, as the team could only muster up three hits. The Tigers continue their road trip heading to Tampa for a three-game series with the Rays. Anibal Sanchez is on the mound for Detroit, looking to improve his 10-and-7 mark. Detroit is 48-and-50, good for third in the AL Central, four games back of the Twins for the second wildcard spot.  Broadcast time is 6:45 p.m. on WBCK.

The Kansas City Royals are the winners in the Johnny Cueto sweepstakes. The AL Central-leading Royals acquired the hard-throwing Cincinnati right-hander to fill the gap in their starting rotation after they lost Jason Vargas to a season-ending elbow injury last week.


The Bombers lost to Kenosha 13-4.

The Battle Creek Bombers have just four home games remaining…two this Friday,  and one on Saturday and Sunday.

Hall of Fame

Pitchers John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and infielder Craig Biggio are the newest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Those four were inducted in Cooperstown on Sunday after being elected as the 2015 Class by the Baseball Writers back in January. Their addition raises the number of Hall of Famers to 310.

 City League Baseball

HBC Behnke will host next month’s NABF World Series in Battle Creek.  They beat the BC Merchants in two out of three over the weekend. The Merchants will head to the NABF Regional in Flint for a chance to make the series.


The Battle Creek Coyotes lost a tightly contested game to the visiting Marion County Crusaders (Ind.), 22-19 at Harper CreekHigh School last Saturday.  Coyotes were led on offense by versatile athlete as Jeremy Mack who totaled three touchdowns on the night - two from quarterback Dee Peters and one rushing score.  Despite the loss, the Coyotes (5-3 MLFA, 6-4 Overall) earned a home playoff game for the second consecutive season, taking on the same  opponent they faced and defeated in the first round of playoffs last year.  The Coyotes will host the Wayne County Bengals (5-3 MLFA, 7-3 Overall) from Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, August 8. Location and time TBA. 


Kyle Busch's incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Busch won the Brickyard 400 yesterday to sweep the weekend at the historic track. Busch has won three straight Sprint Cup races, four of his last five and also won the second-tier Xfinity Series race Saturday at the Brickyard.


Lexi Thompson has won the Meijer LPGA Classic by a stroke, shooting a 6-under 65 and rallying from four shots back. The 20-year-old Florida golfer on Sunday won for the fifth time on the LPGA Tour.


Jason Day has some consolation after fading to fourth place on the final day of the British Open. The Australian birdied the final three holes to win the Canadian Open by one shot over Bubba Watson.