The Tigers blew a chance to gain ground and lost 5-1 to the Twins, as the two teams split the four game set at Comerica Park. Detroit came into the series with a 10-2 record against Minnesota. Mike Pelfrey (4-10) lost in his first major-league appearance since July 31st.   He started the game with a 60-pitch limit, but only lasted 36, giving up four runs on five hits in 1 2/3 innings.   Blaine Hardy, Kyle Ryan and Justin Wilson all pitched well in relief of Pelfrey, but the Tigers managed just 1 run on 9 hits on the day.  The Tigers stay 6 games behind first place Cleveland, and are 2 games out of Wild Card contention, tied with Seattle.  The Tigers are in Cleveland tonight to play the first-place Tribe.   Michael Fulmer starts for the Tigers against Cory Kluber of the Indians.   WBCK will join the game after our High School Football game tonight.

MLB Races

David Ortiz hit his 537th career home run to pass Mickey Mantle for 17th place on the all-time list.  The Red Sox lead the AL East by two games over Baltimore and Toronto following Boston's comeback against the New York Yankees. Hanley Ramirez belted a walk-off, three-run homer.

The Chicago Cubs clinched the National League Central with the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-2 loss at San Francisco on Thursday.

Thursday Night Football

The New York Jets beat Buffalo for the first time in their last six meetings, 37-31.

 

NASCAR

The NASCAR Sprint Cup series begins the 2016 Chase for the Championship this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway and the running of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400.

Volleyball

St. Philip beat Burr Oak twice on Thursday.  Kim Haley had nine aces, 17 kills and 16 digs.

KCC beat Glen Oaks Community College in 3.  Emily Delmotte and Breanna Eddy led KCC to their 2nd win against 9 losses.

Boys’ Soccer

Marshall beat Parma Western 6-0.  Carter Peek had two goals and two assists.

Lumen Christi 2, Harper Creek 1.

Coldwater 5, Pennfield 0.

High School Football

Gull Lake beat Loy Norrix 40-8.  The game was moved up a day after a Loy Norrix student was shot recently.

Tonight….

Pennfield at Marshall, 6:35 on WBCK.

Battle Creek Central at Kalamazoo Central

Lakeview at Mattawan

Harper Creek at Hastings

Athens at Springport

Adrian Lenawee Christian at Bellevue

Bronson at Comstock

Climax-Scotts at North Adams-Jerome

Fennville at Delton

Lawton at Galesburg-Augusta

Jonesville at Homer

Lake Odessa-Lakewood at Maple Valley

Olivet at Perry

Quincy at Union City

Portland St. Patrick at Tekonsha

Saturday

St. Philip at Burr Oak. 1:06 pm on WBCK.

Michigan Football

No. 4 Michigan hosts Colorado.  Saturday’s broadcast time is 2:30pm on 104.9 The Edge.

MSU Football

Michigan State plays at Notre Dame at 7pm on Saturday night.  The traditional rivals haven't played since a 17-13 victory Irish in 2013 — the lone loss cost the Spartans a spot in the Bowl Championship Series title game.  Hear the game right after the Tigers game on WBCK.

WMU Football

The 2-0 WMU Broncos hit the road to play Illinois.

Lions

The host the Tennessee Titans Sunday in their home opener.   Hear the game this week at 12 noon on 104-9 the Edge.

Cleaves Case

Prosecutors say officers drove former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves to his home after police responded to a reported sexual assault of a woman at a Flint-area motel. The Flint Journal reports that Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Lisa Lindsey made the statement to a judge during a hearing Thursday. Defense attorney Frank Manley later told reporters that the officers' actions showed they "saw nothing that would rise to the level of some type of crime."

Lions Uber

The Detroit Lions and Uber are offering a special pickup and drop-off point near Ford Field for those using the ride-hailing service for the team's home games. The team says the location along the northbound East Fisher Service Drive will be exclusive for Uber under the partnership announced Thursday. The Lions say fans using Uber on game days also will be eligible for special Lions' giveaways.