Sports: Tigers Trade Alex Avila and Justin Wilson
The baseball trade deadline is today at 4pm and the Detroit Free Press reports the Tigers have pulled the trigger on a big deal with the Cubs. Lefty closer Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila are headed to Chicago. The Tigers get switch-hitting corner infielder Jeimer Candelario and shortstop Isaac Paredes. The 23 year old Candelario is one of the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization. The 18 year old Paredes is regarded to be a good hitter, and could play shortstop or second base in the future.
The playoff-contending Colorado Rockies have acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Texas Rangers for a player to be named. The Kansas City Royals have acquired outfielder Melky Cabrera from the Chicago White Sox on Sunday for two minor-league pitchers.
The Tigers beat the Houston Astros 13-1 and take the series from the American League’s top team. Justin Upton matched a career best with six RBIs for the Tigers. Upton went 4 for 5. Miguel Cabrera had two hits for the Tigers. James McCann homered and went three for four with three RBI’s. Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings, striking out 6 and giving up just 5 hits. He walked three and came out of the game after throwing 110 pitches. This week the Tigers are at the Yankees, Orioles, and then Pirates. Michael Fulmer pitches tonight at Yankee Stadium. Hear the game at 6:40 on 95.3 WBCK.
The Battle Creek Bombers beat the Madison Mallards 4-3. The Bombers scored twice in the top of the 9th to go up 4-1 and then hung on as the Mallards scored twice in the bottom of the 9th but fell one run short. Justin Felix homered for the Bombers. Battle Creek’s Gavin Homer had two hits in the game, as did Aaron Antonini and Alex Howard. Battle Creek is home to host Rockford tonight.
Erynne Lee of Silverdale Washington won the fourth annual FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship at Battle Creek Country Club. Lee topped 143 other golfers in the tournament that started Friday. She carded a 5-under, 67, on Sunday to win her second tourney in a three week stretch. The 24-year old takes home the $15,000 first place payout.
Jhonattan Vegas successfully defended his RBC Canadian Open title at Glen Abbey, beating Charley Hoffman with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Bernhard Langer won the Senior British Open on Sunday for his record-extending 10th senior major title. The 59-year-old German beat American Corey Pavin by three strokes.
Mi Hyang Lee won the Ladies Scottish Open on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour title.
Kyle Busch used a bump-and-run on Kevin Harvick to take the lead and held on to snap a 36-race losing streak and win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway. Busch won for the first time this season in the No. 18 Toyota and won for the first time ever at Pocono.
Lions sign Quin
The Detroit Lions have signed safety Glover Quin to a contract extension through the 2019 season. The 31-year-old Quin has spent the past four seasons with Detroit since signing a five-year deal in 2013.
Ivan Rodriguez in the Hall of Fame
Former Tiger Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez was officially enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. More than 27,000 fans showed up in Cooperstown for the ceremony. Rodriguez stared out at his father and wiped away tears as he called his dad a "double" Hall of Famer. He was joined by Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines, along with former commissioner Bud Selig and former GM John Schuerholz.
Beltre gets 3000th hit
Future Hall of Famer Adrian Beltre has joined the 3,000 hit club. The Texas Rangers third-baseman, in his 20th season, doubled for his 3,000th career hit on Sunday in the Rangers' 10-6 home loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Beltre became the first player from the Dominican Republic, and 31st overall, to join the 3,000-hit club in the major leagues.
The USA came back from two goals down to beat Brazil 4-3 on Sunday night in the Tournament of Nations. Julie Ertz came in off the bench and scored in the 89th minute.