Sports: Tigers lose 5-4 in Toronto
The Tigers lost 5-4 in Toronto. The Jays built an early lead against starter Justin Verlander, scoring two runs in the first. The Tigers evened the score on two home runs by Justin Upton and Nick Castellanos. The Tigers lead by two runs going into the bottom of the 7th. But the Blue Jays shaved the deficit to one when Troy Tulowitzki hit an RBI single off Shane Greene in the bottom half. Tulowitzki drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning. Tulowitzki finished 2 for 4 with a walk and three RBIs. Verlander came out with two outs in the 6th, and gave up two runs on 6 hits and struck out 5. He helped himself out of a few situations. Mike Pelfrey starts tonight in Toronto. Broadcast time is 6:40pm on WBCK.
The Yankees beat the Indians 5-4, so the Tigers stay 6 ½ behind the Tribe. The Cubs lost to Atlanta 4-3, their 7th loss in 8 games. Chicago still has an 8-game lead in their division.
All Star Rosters
Fans can vote today until 4pm to try and send Tigers’ second baseman Ian Kinsler to the All Star game. Kinsler is currently in 4th place in fan voting. The Tigers’ only All-Star so far is Miguel Cabrera.
The Battle Creek Bombers fell, 3-2 to the Madison Mallards Thursday night at Warner Park. The Bombers got on the scoreboard first as first baseman Kevin Dupree hit a double to center field giving the Bombers the 2-0 lead. The Bombers fell short on scoring chances in the fourth and eighth innings to fall to 19-19 on the season. Andrew Click made his debut for the Bombers. He went six innings and allowed two runs on seven hits. He did not allow a walk and struck out five batters, as he got a no decision. The Bombers head back to Battle Creek to play a two-game series against the Mankato Moondogs starting tonight at 7:05.
Pistons get Marjanovic
The Detroit Pistons have signed San Antonio big man Boban Marjanovic to a $21 million, three-year offer sheet. The Spurs can match the offer within three days, but their salary cap situation makes that seem unlikely. The 7-foot-3 Marjanovic, who turns 28 in August, averaged 5.5 points per game last season for the Spurs in his first NBA season.
The Pistons have also reached agreements with free agents Ish Smith and Jon Leuer. They've called a news conference Friday to introduce those players.
Lions-Calvin on ESPN
Calvin Johnson says NFL players could get painkillers like they were "candy" during the first half of his career with the Detroit Lions. Johnson's comments were part of a wide-ranging interview on ESPN's news magazine E:60. Johnson retired earlier this year, leaving the Lions at the age of 30 after nine seasons. Johnson says in the interview it would have been hard to "let go" if the Lions would have been a contender. Detroit was 7-9 last year, its seventh season with a losing record with Johnson on the team.
Notre Dame-Michigan Football to Resume
Notre Dame and Michigan, the two winningest programs in college football history, have agreed to resume their football rivalry. The Fighting Irish will host the Wolverines on September 1st 2018. Notre Dame opted out of its series with Michigan in 2012 to work out their schedule as a member of the ACC.
Nascar heads To Kentucky Speedway for Saturday night racing for the Quaker State 400.
Serena Williams will play Angelique Kerber in the women’s final at Wimbledon, after Kerber ousted sister Venus Williams in straight sets. Kerber beat Serena earlier this season in Australia. The Williams sisters advanced into the doubles semifinals with a three-set win over Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova.
Today's Wimbledon slate is highlighted by the men's semifinals. Third seed Roger Federer and No. 6 Milos Raonic get things started on Centre Court before second seed Andy Murray faces No. 10 Tomas Berdych.