The Tigers completed a sweep at Minnesota with an 8-5 victory on Thursday for the Twins' seventh straight defeat. The Tigers are 10-2 against the Twins this year. They stretched their winning streak at Target Field to eight games. The Tigers got on the board in the second inning as they built a 3-0 lead.  James McCann had four hits on the day, including a 3-run homer, and just missed hitting for the cycle.  The Tigers added two runs in the 6th, on a Victor Martinez double, as they led 8-0.  Daniel Norris struck out five in 6 1/3 innings, allowing six hits without a walk in his longest and strongest start this season. He took a shutout in the sixth. The Twins did manage a comeback in the late innings, scoring three off Kyle Ryan.  Francisco Rodriguez closed it out in the 9th.  The Tigers head home to play the Angels this weekend.  Justin Verlander will start tonight. We’ll join the game right after high school football tonight on WBCK.  The Tigers are 4 ½ games behind first-place Cleveland, which lost 9-0 to Texas.   Detroit is now 2 games out of the Wild Card race.

High School Football

High School football kicked off last night on WBCK, as Pennfield beat Parchment 29-14. The game was scoreless until just before the half when Parris Boldon connected with on a fourth down 18 year pass play to Jaycob Herpin. But Parchment scored just before the half to lead 8-7.  But on the kickoff, Sam Nichols ran for an 85 yard touchdown to make it 15-8 at the half.  Paris Boldon ran 46 yards for a touchdown to make it 21-8 in the 3rd quarter. In the fourth, Jason Herpin ran for a 15 yard touchdown.
Lakeview 35, Portage Northern 20.  Josiah Kitchen threw two touchdown passes and ran for 120 yards, and C.J. Foster ran for 133 yards to power Lakeview to the win.

Gobles 14, Delton Kellogg 13, OT

Galesburg-Augusta 54, Eau Claire 20.

Join Nate Adams and Jim Hughes tonight at 6:35 on WBCK as we broadcast the Harper Creek-Gull Lake Game, and Saturday morning at 9am, Terry Newton talks with the area coaches on “Coaches Corner”.

Volleyball

The Marshall volleyball team beat Union City and Olivet at a Tri-meet on Thursday.

Harper Creek beat Grand Rapids South Christian, but lost to Flushing and host team East Kentwood.

Boys Tennis

Gull Lake 5, Holland 3.

Nascar

Slow Roll comes to the fastest track in NASCAR this Sunday when honorary starter Jason Hall waves the green flag at the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Hall, of Detroit, is the co-founder of Slow Roll Detroit – possibly one of the largest weekly bicycle rides in the world.

Lions

The Detroit Lions have cut running back Stevan Ridley. Detroit signed Ridley in April, hoping he would bolster its depth in the backfield after releasing Joique Bell. Ridley started in one game and played in eight more for the New York Jets last season and ran for just 90 yards. He had 1,263 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns in 2012 with the New England Patriots.

The Lions' third preseason game Saturday night at Baltimore will give players such as receiver and returner Jeremy Kerley an opportunity to earn a spot on a team that has a lot of players positioning for jobs.  Broadcast time is 6pm on WBXX 104.9 The Edge.

Olympics

Brazilian police have charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil.

MLB News

Max Scherzer threw eight masterful innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 10 for the NL East-leading Nationals in their 4-0 win over Baltimore.

Toronto missed a chance to take over sole possession of first place in the AL East after Boston lost to Tampa Bay 2-1. The Blue Jays also lost, dropping a 6-3 game to the L.A. Angels.

San Francisco's newly acquired southpaw Matt Moore lost his no-hit bid with two out in the ninth inning last night when Corey Seager singled in the Giants' 4-0 win over the L.A. Dodgers.