Sports: Tigers Get Shutout from Price
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)
David Price tossed his second straight complete game, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 4-0 win over the Cleveland Indians Friday night. Price scattered seven hits and struck out eight to notch his first shutout since April 2012. Miguel Cabrera provided all of the offense for the Tigers with a three-run homer and an RBI double. Rajai Davis finished 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base for the Tigers, who have won four of their past five games. The Tigers and Indians play game-two of their series this afternoon. Justin Verlander will make his season debut for Detroit, up against Carlos Carrasco of the Tribe. The Tigers optioned rookie right-hander Angel Nesbitt to Triple-A Toledo following the game Friday night to make room for Verlander. Nesbitt made the team out of spring training and pitched well at the start of the season despite the fact that he had never pitched above Double-A prior to this season. But he struggled in recent weeks. Broadcast time is 3:40 p.m. on WBCK.
Tigers Rotation Change
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Friday that Kyle Ryan will shift from the bullpen to the starting rotation and essentially fill the spot vacated by Shane Greene. The move was revealed shortly after the Tigers optioned Greene to Triple-A Toledo, two days after he exited a game early following another turbulent start.
Greene's stint in Toledo is expected to be brief, according to Ausmus, who appears confident the 26-year-old will be back with big-league club in the near future.
The Bombers lost to Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, 7-6. The Bombers are home tonight to play the Waterloo Bucks at 7:05 p.m.
Gull Lake Champs in Girls Soccer
The No. 2-ranked Blue Devils beat Fenton 1-0 in a shootout to win a third straight state championship. Goalkeeper Regan Troff made five saves in regulation and another two big saves in the shootout. With the win, the Blue Devils finished the season 25-1-1.
Bronson beat Montague, 5-0, in the Division 3 softball state semifinals at MSU on Friday. Bronson pitcher Skyler Sobeski allowed just two hits and struck out 12 for the shutout. Bronson will face No. 1-ranked Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central in the state championship game today at 5:30 at MSU.
Nascar at Michigan International
Kasey Kahne claimed his first pole in the Sprint Cup Series in nearly three years after edging Kevin Harvick in Friday's qualifying for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Kahne made a lap around this 2-mile oval at 201.992 mph during the third and final round of qualifying to earn the top starting position for Sunday's 400-mile race.
Harvick, the defending series champion and current points leader, turned a lap at 201.613 mph, which was just 0.067 seconds behind Kahne.
Michigan native Brad Keselowski qualified third with a lap at 201.449 mph. Carl Edwards grabbed the fourth spot, while Ryan Blaney, who is running a partial schedule for the Wood Brothers in the series this season, placed fifth. Jeff Gordon was sixth.
Qualifying seventh through 12th were: Austin Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, who won at Michigan for the first time one year ago, Martin Truex Jr., last weekend's race winner at Pocono, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth.
The XFINITY series Great Clips 250 will take place this afternoon at MIS.
The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning best-of-seven series is all even at two games apiece. Game Five is tonight in Tampa.
Golden State and Cleveland are all even in their best-of-seven set at two games apiece. Gave Five is Sunday in Oakland.
The Battle Creek Coyotes go for their third straight road win today against the Michiana Thunderhawks at 4 p.m.
First-round co-leader Brooks Koepka used a 3-under 67 in Friday's second round to take a 1-shot lead heading into the weekend at the St. Jude Classic.
The Lions will hold a three-day mandatory mini-camp next week.