Sports: Tigers Score 8 in the 9th to win 10-7
The Tigers scored eight runs in the 9th inning to pull out a 10-7 win last night in Tampa. The Rays put 7 runs on the board against starter Jordan Zimmerman and reliever Anibal Sanchez. They led 7-2 after eight. But in the 9th, the Tigers strung together a half dozen singles and a sac fly to mount a comeback. Erasmo Ramirez walked Ian Kinsler with the bases loaded to tie it at 7. That set the table for Cameron Maybin, the guy who started the inning with a base hit. Maybin capped a dramatic eight-run ninth inning with a tiebreaking three-run. Sanchez (5-8) gave up two runs in two innings but gets the win. Francisco Rodriguez got the final three outs for his 22nd save. Game 2 is tonight in Tampa. Michael Fullmer starts for Detroit against former Tiger Drew Smyly. Broadcast time tonight in Tampa is 6:45 on WBCK.
The Cleveland Indians have tied the longest winning streak in team history, 13, with a 4-1 triumph in Toronto.
The Battle Creek Bombers beat the Kenosha Kingfish, 8-6. The two teams battled back and forth, with Battle Creek taking the lead in the eighth inning for good. The Bombers drew a season-high 15 walks in the game as they scored eight runs on eight hits. Nigel Ward picked up the win for the Bombers while Brandon Guske nailed down the five-out save; his fifth save of the season. With the win the Bombers move to 16-15 on the season. The Bombers finish off their six-game road trip tonight at 8:05 and then head home. The Bombers will host the Lakeshore Chinooks on Saturday and Sunday. The annual Red, White and Boom fireworks show will be Sunday night. On Monday the 4th of July, it’s a day game at 2:05pm versus the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters.
College World Series
Coastal Carolina has become the first team since Minnesota in 1956 to win the College World Series in its first appearance….a 4-3 win over Arizona in Game 3 of the finals.
Detroit Pistons guard Darrun Hilliard will not participate in summer league because of a stress fracture of his lower back. The 6-foot-6 Hilliard was a second-round draft pick by the Pistons last year. He played in 38 games as a rookie.
French Open champion Garbine Muguruza has been stunned at Wimbledon, losing to 124th ranked Jana Cepelova of Slovakia in less than an hour. Andy Murray improved to 7-0 on grass this season wth a win. Today, Novak Djokovic faces American Sam Querrey and Serena Williams battles fellow countrywoman Christina McHale. Men's third seed Roger Federer and No. 4 Stan Wawrinka play separate matches as part of the Centre Court schedule.
NASCAR drivers will honor the city of Orlando this weekend at the Coke Zero 400, with a special decal. Driver Dale Earnhardt junior will be among those donning the sticker. The stickers will read quote "Orlando United." They will promote the one Orlando fund, which donates money to victims of the attack and their families.
William McGirt is the leader through 18 holes of the PGA's Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.
Prosecutors want a judge to seal some court records in a sexual assault case involving former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves after his accuser's name was made public this week in a court filing. The Wayne County prosecutor's office filed the motion Tuesday, the same day a judge canceled a hearing to determine whether the case would go to trial.
Olympic Swim Coach-Sex Charges
A Michigan swim coach has been fired after he was arrested in a prostitution sting while attending the U.S. Olympic swim trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Court records say 41-year-old Kelton Graham was one of 11 people arrested Monday night during an undercover police operation at a west Omaha hotel. The records say Graham, who is from Detroit, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor solicitation charge Tuesday and was sentenced to a day in jail, which the court credited as being served.
Chad Curtis Sex Charges
Former Major League Baseball player Chad Curtis wants a judge to step aside if he decides to seek a new sentence for criminal sexual conduct. Curtis appeared in Barry County court Thursday and accused Judge Amy McDowell of bias. She declined to recuse herself. Curtis was convicted in 2013 and sentenced to at least seven years in prison. But the Michigan Supreme Court sent the case back to McDowell to conform to a statewide change in sentencing procedures. It's up to Curtis to decide whether to ask for a new sentence. The risk for him is that the punishment could be worse. Young women said they were inappropriately touched by Curtis when they were high school students in western Michigan. The next hearing is August 29th.