The Tigers came from behind in the late innings to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Tuesday night.  Justin Verlander started and went seven innings, giving up just two runs.  Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer off Justin Verlander in the sixth to give the Mariners a 2-0 lead.  Detroit scored a run in the sixth and another in the seventh to tie it.  The Tigers winning rally came in the 8th. Victor Martinez singled. Nick Castellanos doubled. With the bases loaded and one out Mike Aviles tapped a dribbler up the first-base line and the Seattle infielders had no play anywhere.  James McCann added a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2.  Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 20th save in 22 chances. Bruce Rondon (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win. Michael Fulmer pitches for the Tigers tonight.   Broadcast time is 6:45 on WBCK.

Bombers

The Bombers beat the Green Bay Bullfrogs 6-2 in Battle Creek.   The Bombers had 10 hits, all of them singles, building a 4-0 lead in the second inning.  Ryan Dorow had three hits and scored twice. Tommy Parsons got the win for Battle Creek, allowing just one run on seven hits. Parsons also didn't walk a batter and picked up his third win of the season.

The Bombers finish off the two-game set against Green Bay tonight at 7:05, before finishing the home stand against Rochester with a two-game set on Thursday and Friday.

NBA

The pent-up frustration of 52 years without a major professional championship will be released Wednesday in Cleveland, with the Cavaliers NBA championship parade.  The event will start at 11 a.m. in the plaza next to Quicken Loans Arena and travel south past Progressive Field, home of the Indians. The 60-unit parade with floats, vehicles and Ohio State's marching band will move down East 9th Street, a main drag connecting the Cavs' home arena with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The parade will come to an end at a large outdoor public space near Lake Erie.

 

On a normal day the Cleveland Plain Dealer prints 36,000 copies. To mark the win by the Cavaliers they increased that to 180,000 and eventually to nearly 500,000 copies for championship hungry Cleveland fans.  People began flocking to the Plain Dealer's suburban printing plant early Monday to buy copies after the Cavs clinched the title.

Soccer

World #1 Argentina beat the US soccer team 4-0 in Houston at the Copa America semi-final game.  International superstar Lionel Messi had a goal and two assists.

Notre Dame To ESPN Radio Chicago

The Fighting Irish have found their way back to ESPN in the Windy City. Beginning September 4th, “ESPN Chicago 1000” WMVP will broadcast Notre Dame University football and men’s basketball games. The new multiyear deal marks Notre Dame’s return to the ESPN-owned radio station, which previously was the university’s flagship from 1999-2005.

Olympics

Rory McIlroy says he will not be competing in the golf tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus.

The four-time major winner says "even though the risk of infection from the Zika virus is considered low, it is a risk nonetheless and a risk I am unwilling to take. I've come to realize that my health and my family's health comes before anything else."

Disc Golf in the UP

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the western Upper Peninsula now has an 18-hole disc golf course.  The DNR says the course has been set up in the downhill ski area at the park, which is located in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties.  There is no additional fee to play disc golf.  Bob Wild, park interpreter, says the front nine has shorter holes and the back nine "is quite challenging" and offers Lake Superior views.

Discs are available for rent at the park's campground store.