The Indians beat the Tigers on Tuesday night, 7-3, as the Indians beat the Tigers for the fourth straight time this season. Justin Verlander gave up seven runs in five innings to fall to 2-3.  Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer, scored three times and fell a triple short of the cycle, leading the Cleveland Indians. Lindor, who finished second in last season's AL Rookie of the Year voting, also made an outstanding defensive play at shortstop in the second inning.   Anibal Sanchez starts for Detroit tonight against Cleveland Ace Kory Kluber.  Broadcast time is 5:45 on WBCK.

Tigers Trade Wilson Back to Texas

The Tigers’ activated injured catcher James McCann, and traded catcher Bobby Wilson back to the Rangers.  Wilson was traded to Detroit on March 29 with right-hander Myles Jaye to the Tigers for catcher Bryan Holaday.  Texas sent minor league left-hander Chad Bell to Detroit to get Wilson back on Tuesday.

Michigan Basketball

Kameron Chatman has been granted his release from Michigan's basketball program and plans to transfer.  The school has announced the 6-foot-8 Chatman's departure. Chatman averaged 2.8 points per game and made only two starts for Michigan in 2015-16, but his last-second shot to beat Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament helped put the Wolverines in the NCAA Tournament.  Chatman will have two seasons of eligibility left after sitting out 2016-17.

Michigan has had several players transfer this offseason, although none was necessarily projected to start next season. Spike Albrecht, Ricky Doyle and Aubrey Dawkins have left the program to play elsewhere.


Dwyane Wade scored seven of his 24 points in overtime as the Miami Heat outlasted Toronto 102-96 in Game 1 of the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinal series.  Game 2 is Thursday.

The Golden State Warriors own a 2-0 lead in the NBA's Western Conference semifinals after climbing back from a 17-point deficit to beat Portland 110-99. Klay Thompson hit five 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 27 points, while Draymond Green contributed 17 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. Golden State hopes to have star guard Stephen Curry back for Game 3 Saturday at Portland.

Tonight, Atlanta is at Cleveland.


Brian Boyle scored 2:48 into overtime to give Tampa Bay a 5-4 victory and a two-games-to-one lead over the New York Islanders. Game 4 is Friday.

Alex Steen and David Backes each scored twice and the St. Louis Blues took a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals by whipping Dallas 6-1. Game 4 is Thursday.

Shea Weber scored the game-winner in the second period and had an assist to lead the Predators' 4-1 victory over the Sharks.   San Jose leads the series 2-1.  Game 4 is Thursday.

Tonight, Washington is at Pittsburgh.


KCC swept Lake Michigan Community College Tuesday to raise their record to 29-15 and 16-4 in the Conference.  They won game 1, 11-5 and game 2, 13-3, as they exploded for 7 runs with two out in the 7th.  The Bruins play their regular season home finale Thursday, 2:00pm vs. Ancilla.  They’re 2 ½ games behind first place Jackson.

St. Philip took a pair from Jackson Christian.   Lakeview swept K-Central.  Jackson Northwest took a pair at Pennfield, Union City swept Quincy,  and Marshall swept Charlotte.   Homer with a rare doubleheader loss to Jonesville.  Bronson swept Mendon.

Athens and Springport split a pair.


Pennfield with a sweep, beating Jackson Northwest at home by scores of 5-4 and 9-5.

Climax Scotts swept Waldron and Athens took a pair from Springport.

Marshall and Charlotte split…as did K-Central and Lakeview, Bellevue and North Adams-Jerome, and Bronson and Mendon.

Colon swept Tekonsha,

Plainwell Artist Painting sold for $48K

A 100-year-old baseball painting by Plainwell native commercial artist Fletcher Ransom has sold for $48,000 at an auction.  The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that an anonymous bidder purchased the painting, titled "Yer Out," for $40,000 plus $8,000 in fees at an online auction last weekend.  The auction house that sold the painting for the Elks Lodge in Joliet, Illinois, specializes in all areas of baseball collectives.  "Yer Out," painted in 1915, depicts a game-action scene featuring Baseball Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Honus Wagner.  Ransom was born in Alamo Township in 1870 and lived in Plainwell during the last seven or eight years of his life. He died in 1943.