Sports: Tigers head to Toronto
The Tigers finally got a win against the Indians for the first time in 12 meetings this year, a 12-2 blowout in Cleveland. For a while, it looked like the Tribe might win again as the first 9 Tigers went down in order and the Indians led 2-0. Cameron Maybin tied it up in the 4thwith a two-run homer. Justin Upton put the Tigers ahead for good later in the 4th with a sacrifice fly. Miguel Cabrera knocked in two in the 5th. Nick Castellanos had three hits, including a three-run homer. He tied his career high with five RBIs. Ian Kinsler had three singles for the Tigers. Stephen Moya topped it off with a 2-run single. Rookie Michael Fulmer (9-2) allowed two runs — one earned — and five hits in six innings, improving to 7-1 with a 0.63 ERA in his last nine starts. The Indians now lead the Tigers by 6 1/2 games in the AL Central. The Tigers play in Toronto tonight thru the weekend as they finish the first half of the season. Justin Verlander starts for the Tigers. Broadcast time is 6:40pm on WBCK.
The Tigers got some good news on starter Jordan Zimmerman’s sore neck. Doctors say it’s just a strain, and he should be back in the rotation shortly after the all-star break.
The Battle Creek Bombers won a back-and-forth, 26-run, four-hour thriller against the Madison Mallards, 15-11 at Warner Park on Wednesday night. The Bombers pulled ahead 13-10 in the top of the eighth and Daniel Jipping extended the Bombers' lead to 15-11 in the top of the ninth on his two-run shot, his eighth home run of the season.. Jipping finished the night 2 for 4 with four RBIs. The Bombers and Mallards are back in action tonight in Madison for game two of the two-game set at 8:05.
The Chicago Cubs have dropped six of their last seven games and are 5-12 since moving a season-high 27 games over .500. The Reds beat the Cubs for the second straight day, a 5-3 triumph at Wrigley Field. The Cubs hope their recent fortunes turn when they host Atlanta tonight in a makeup game.
Bulls Get Wade
The Chicago Bulls have signed Dwyane Wade away from the Miami Heat by working out a two-year, $47 million contract with the 12-time All-Star. Wade had spent his entire 13-year career with the averaging 23.7 points and 5.8 assists per game. The Chicago native scored 19 points a game in 74 games for the Heat last season.
Red Wings Sign Goalie
The Detroit Red Wings have signed goaltender Jared Coreau to a two-year contract. The team announced the move Wednesday, a day after Coreau and Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser were among 24 players to elect salary arbitration. Coreau gives the Red Wings depth in net, where restricted free agent Petr Mrazek has emerged as a starter and Jimmy Howard has become expendable as a backup with three years left on his $31.8 million, six-year contract. Detroit general manager Ken Holland is working on re-signing Mrazek to a multiyear contract. The 24-year-old Coreau played for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League the past two years. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound goalie was among AHL leaders with 29 wins and a 2.43 goals-against average.
All Star Rosters
Fans have a chance to send Tigers’second baseman Ian Kinsler to the All Star game. The Tigers and Pirates have a campaign partnership encouraging fans to #VoteKinsler and #VoteMarte for Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler and Pirates outfielder Starling Marte in the final ballot. Fans may vote as often as they like until 4pm Friday at the team websites.
Today's Wimbledon schedule is highlighted by women's semifinal action. Top seed and six-time champion Serena Williams faces Russia's Elena Vesnina in the first match on Centre Court before fourth seed Angelique Kerber takes on No. 8 Venus Williams.
Former Lions Player in Home Shooting
Former Lions Cornerback Robert McCall shot a burglar at his multimillion-dollar home in Portland, Oregon. A grand jury says the shooting was justified. Stanley Wilson the Second has been arraigned on burglary and trespassing charges and says he's happy to be alive.