Sports: Tigers Lose 8-2
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)
The Tigers fell to the Indians 8-2 Wednesday afternoon, to snap their three-game winning streak. Buck Farmer was called over from the Toledo Mud Hens to fill in for Justin Verlander who had a stiff back. Farmer took the loss for Detroit giving up 5 earned runs in five innings of work, striking out 7. J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in the seventh to provide all the Tigers offense in the loss. Indians’ starter Carlos Carrasco went 8 innings and gave up just two runs, striking out 7. Justin Verlander he is hoping he will be able to be back on the mound this weekend against the White Sox. The Tigers begin a four game set with the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park this afternoon. Alfredo Simon will take the mound for Detroit. Broadcast time is 12:45 p.m. on WBCK.
Rondon Back with Tigers
The Tigers have recalled reliever Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo. Rondon, who has not appeared in a game for the Tigers since April, 2013, had Tommy John surgery last year and has had his 2015 debut delayed by tendinitis. He has been on a rehab assignment with the Mud Hens since late May. To make room for Rondon on the roster, Detroit optioned starter Buck Farmer back to Toledo.
The Bombers lost to the Wisconsin Woodchucks on Wednesday night 5-0. They are now 12-17 on the season. The Bombers head to Green Bay for three games in two days, with a double header today to make up for a game that was rained out earlier this month.
College World Series
The University of Virginia is celebrating its first-ever national baseball championship.
Freshman Pavin Smith hit a two-run homer and drove in three to lead the Cavaliers to a 4-2 win over Vanderbilt in Game Three of the College World Series Finals Wednesday night in Omaha.
The Detroit Pistons have two picks in tonight's NBA Draft, the eighth overall in the first round and the 38th overall in the second round. Detroit is interested in several players for their first selection, including forward Sam Dekker from Wisconsin, forward Stanley Johnson from Arizona and guard Devin Booker from Kentucky. The Pistons have held workouts for at least three players this month who could be their second round pick, including Syracuse senior power forward and center Rakeem Christmas. The Minnesota Timberwolves have the first pick in the NBA Draft, which begins at 7 p.m. in Brooklyn, New York.
The NHL handed out awards last night. Red Wings’ Captain Henrik Zetterberg won the King Clancy leadership award, and former Red Wing Jiri Hudler took home the Lady Byng sportsmanship Trophy, edging out 4-time winner Pavel Datsyuk. Former wings great Steve Yzerman was voted General Manager of the Year for his work with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price won the MVP Hart Trophy award.
Jeff Blashill will make his home debut as the Red Wings head coach Oct. 9 and his old boss will be behind the visitor's bench. The Wings will play their home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs and new coach Mike Babcock.
The NHL’s Board of Governors has unanimously approved a rule change that will make overtime a 3-on-3 format instead of 4-on-4. The idea is to have more games decided in overtime and fewer in shootouts.
College Football Recruits
Four-star offensive tackle Devery Hamilton has committed to Michigan and the country's top recruit will be back on the Michigan campus this week for a second unofficial visit.
Five-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary is the No. 1 player on the 2016 class.
The U.S. women's will take on China in the quarterfinals on Friday.
The Battle Creek Coyotes football team will be back home this weekend after three straight road games. The Coyotes will take on the Northwest Ohio Knights at 7 p.m. at Athens HS, and our beneficiary will be Luke Lamson, an Athens native, who is battling his way back from a tractor accident in December.
Draymond Green Home this Saturday
Former Michigan State Spartan and Saginaw native Draymond Green will be in his hometown this Saturday to celebrate his team's NBA Championship win. On Saturday afternoon, a parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by a party at 9 p.m.
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The Tigers have played 72 games, and they’re just 2 over .500. They’re still 5 ½ games behind first place Kansas City, in third place in the Central division. The Royals have the second best record in baseball and could be hard to catch. In the wild card picture, the Tigers are well out of it, with 4 teams ahead of them. Maybe they can gain some ground against the White Sox, who are in town for four this weekend. They’re 9 games under .500, 11 games out of first.