Sports: Tigers Gain Ground With Comeback 4-2 Win
The Tigers came from behind to beat the Twins 4-2 last night in Detroit. Ian Kinsler homered in the first to give starter Daniel Norris the early lead. Norris pitched will but gave up a pair of solo home runs to fall behind, 2-1. Brian Dozier hit his 40th homer, and Kurt Suzuki also went deep for the Twins. Norris, who did not figure in the decision, struck out 11 Twins. The Tigers scored two runs in the seventh inning on close plays at the plate. Andrew Romine slid in safely with the tying run on a double by Jose Iglesias. Iglesias scored on Kinsler's sacrifice fly to put the Tigers ahead 3-2. Cabrera's homer in the eighth gave Detroit an insurance run. Shane Greene (4-4) got the win in relief, and Bruce Rondon worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth. Francisco Rodriguez walked two in the ninth but held on for his 41st save in 45 chances. Justin Upton left the game because of a strained left calf. Upton was taken out in the fourth inning. It wasn't clear when the left fielder hurt himself, but in the third inning, he tried to make a spectacular catch at the wall on Dozier's home run.
Detroit is now one game behind Baltimore in the wild card race and they gain a game on first place Cleveland, and now trail by 6 in the Central Division. The Indians say starting pitcher Danny Salazar will be sidelined for three to four weeks with a forearm injury, leaving the AL Central leaders without one of their top right-handers through the stretch run. The Tigers have 11 games with the first place Tribe. Matt Boyd starts for the Tigers against the Twins tonight. Broadcast time is 6:45 on WBCK.
Kyle Hendricks came within three outs of a no-hitter and the Chicago Cubs reduced their magic number for winning the NL Central to three by downing the Cardinals 4-1 in St. Louis.
Monday Night Football
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers whipped Washington 38-16 in the season opener for both teams.
The San Francisco 49ers posted their first season-opening shutout in franchise history to spoil the Rams' first game since moving back to Los Angeles with a 28-0 victory Monday night.
CMU Game Officials' Error
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy says he does not want to play future nonconference games without officials from Power Five conferences. Gundy says he'll encourage Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder to make sure that’s in the contract for future games. His comments come in the wake of an officiating error that gave Central Michigan a last-play win over #22 Oklahoma State Saturday. Rogers Redding, the former national coordinator of officials who sits on the NCAA's football rules committee, told The Associated Press on Monday that the circumstances that led to the mistake were rare. He says its unlikely to lead to changes in the way officials enforce penalties at the end of games.
No. 4 Michigan is averaging nearly a point per minute, scoring 114 points through the first two games. Michigan could face a stiffer challenge Saturday when it hosts Colorado. The Buffaloes are coming off two wins by a combined score of 100-14. Michigan hosts Colorado. Saturday’s broadcast time is 2:30pm on 104.9 The Edge.
The WMU Broncos try to stay undefeated this Saturday as they hit the road to play Illinois. Even though the 1-1 Illini are a Big Ten team, with home field advantage, the Broncos are favored to win the game.
Michigan State plays at Notre Dame at 7pm on Saturday night. Hear the game right after the Tigers game on WBCK.
The Lions will have a chance to build on their win over Indianapolis when they play their home opener Sunday against a Tennessee team that won only three games a season ago and lost to Minnesota on Sunday. Hear the game this week at 12 noon on 104-9 the Edge.
Hockey Ref Killed by Puck
An ice hockey referee in the Czech Republic has died after he was injured in a game. The Czech Ice Hockey Federation says Pavel Lainka, aged 24, died on Saturday. According to media reports, Lainka was hit in the head by a puck in a youth game.