Sports: Tigers Swept in KC; Head Home
The Tigers lost three in Kansas City over the weekend, losing Sunday 2-1 in 13 innings. The Tigers’ Stephen Moya had a big game, going 3 for 5 with a home run but the rest of the Tiger hitters were quiet. Moya was recently called up to replace injured right fielder J. D. Martinez. Tigers’ starter Jordan Zimmerman went 8 very strong innings, giving up just one run and four hits. The bullpen of Justin Wilson, Shane Green and Bruce Rondon shut down the Royals for the next four innings. Rondon was just called up from Toledo to help a tired bullpen, along with Kyle Ryan, who lost it in the 13th. A base running mistake by Moya ran the Tigers out of a chance in the 13th. In the bottom of the 13th, Salvador Perez singled off Ryan. A pinch runner then moved into second on a Miguel Cabrera error. Cheslor Cuthbert singled to win it. The Royals won six of seven on their home stand and have the best home record in the American League. The Tigers are 4 ½ behind and one game under .500 as they head home now. Mike Pelfrey goes against the Seattle Mariners tonight. 6:45 on WBCK.
The amazing Chicago Cubs have a whopping 12-game lead over St. Louis in the National League Central. The Cubs slugged five home runs finished a weekend sweep of Pittsburgh with a 10-4 victory last night, dropping the Pirates 15 games back in third place.
The Bombers lost to the Rockford Rivets, 7-6 Sunday afternoon at C.O. Brown Stadium. Starting pitcher Felix Minjarez had a no-hitter through six innings, allowing just two walks. He was lifted after giving up a single in the seventh, but the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead. After several walks and wild pitches, the Bombers had blown a six run lead, and lose it 7-6 to fall to 10-10. The Bombers now have a doubleheader with the Kalamazoo Growlers with game one being Monday morning at 11:05 in Battle Creek, and then game two being at 7:05 Monday night in Kalamazoo.
LeBron James has delivered the first major pro sports title to Cleveland in 52 years. LeBron James had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in leading the Cavaliers to a 93-89 victory over defending NBA champion Golden State. Cleveland had been without a championship in the four major sports since the Browns won the NFL title in 1964. The Cavs are the first team to rally from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to win a title. LeBron James led the way and was a unanimous choice as NBA Finals MVP. James became the third player in league history to record a triple-double in a championship Game 7, joining Jerry West and James Worthy of the Lakers. James finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Kyrie Irving added 26 points and six rebounds. He hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 53 seconds left. Draymond Green was high man for the Warriors with 32 points and 15 boards. League MVP Stephen was held to 17 points
Dustin Johnson posted his first major title with a three-shot victory at the 116th U.S. Open by finishing 5 under par following his final round 69. Scott Piercy, Jim Furyk and Shane Lowry tied for second.
Sei Young Kim won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second victory of the year, beating Carlota Ciganda with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff. The South Korean player finished with a 3-under 68 at Blythefield to match Ciganda at 17-under 267.
Jackie Stoelting won consecutive Symetra Tour events taking the Four Winds Invitational by a stroke. Stoelting finished with a 5-under 67 at South Bend's Blackthorn Golf Club. The Tour will stop in Battle Creek on July 22nd for the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship.
Appling in Trouble
Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling was arraigned Sunday on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Detroit police say Appling was arrested after officers stopped a fast-moving vehicle about 1:30 a.m. Saturday and saw him place a gun under a seat. Appling's attorney, Cyril Hall, said in a telephone interview Sunday with The Associated Press that Appling didn't put the weapon under the seat. Hall says Appling didn't know the weapon was in the vehicle, which he doesn't own.
The United States soccer team will play Argentina Tuesday night in Houston in the Copa America semi-final game.