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(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)

Tigers

The Tigers lost to the Cubs 12-3 at Comerica Park. Starter Shane Greene was charged with the loss after giving up five runs on seven hits in just three innings of work.   It was his fourth straight start he has lost.  Yoenis Cespedes plated all of Detroit's runs with a three run homer in the sixth.  But the Cubs would hammer relievers Angel Nesbitt, Tom Gorzelanny and Alberto Alburquerque for another 6 runs.  The Tigers are off Thursday and welcome the Cleveland Indians to town this weekend.  It’ll be David Price, Justin Verlander and Alfredo Simon pitching for Detroit.  Broadcast time Friday is 6:40 p.m. on WBCK. The Tigers are 4 1/2 games behind Kansas City in the Central Division. The Royals beat the Twins again last night.

Avila Cleared to Play

Tigers catcher Alex Avila was shut down earlier this week after complaining of soreness in his knee this past weekend. On Wednesday, he was back to business as usual after being cleared to resume activities as he continues to work his way back from the 15-day disabled list.

Bombers

The Bombers beat the Wisconsin Woodchucks 7-2.   Dan Swain went 4 for 5 in the leadoff spot, hitting a home run and knocking in 3 runs for Battle Creek.  Starter Min Hsia, from Taiwan, gave up one run in 6 innings of work.  The Bombers head to Wisconsin Rapids for a game tonight with the Rafters.

NHL

The Chicago Blackhawks edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final in Chicago Wednesday night.  Brandon Saad scored the go-ahead goal 6:22 into the third period.  With Ben Bishop out as a preventative measure, the Lightning were forced to start rookie goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy.  The best-of-seven series is all even at two games apiece.  Game Five is Saturday in Tampa.

NBA

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a 2-1 lead over Golden State in the NBA finals.   Game Four is in Cleveland tonight.

Girls Soccer

No. 2-ranked Gull Lake is back in the state championship for the third straight year.  They’ll play Fenton on Friday at MSU at 4 p.m.

Softball

Bronson plays Montague Friday at MSU at 5:30 p.m. in the state semifinals.

Lions

The Detroit Lions wrap up organized team activities at their Allen Park facility today.

Detroit also signed veteran tight end David Ausberry yesterday. Ausberry played the last four seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

Another defensive tackle has left the Lions.  C.J. Mosley agreed to a one-year deal with Miami on Wednesday. With Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley also leaving for other teams, only Caraun Reid is left from last season.

Coyotes

The Battle Creek Coyotes, 2-0 in league play, have their third straight road game this Saturday against the Michiana Thunderhawks at 4 p.m.