Sports: Tigers Win 8-1
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)
The Tigers trounced the Cleveland Indians, 8-1, in the rubber match of a three-game set in Detroit Sunday afternoon. Miguel Cabrera launched a 450 foot solo homer and scored three times as part of a 3-for-4 day. After a two-hour rain delay, the Tigers broke it open. J.D. Martinez drilled a three-run homer. Alfredo Simon scattered three hits over five shutout innings to improve to 7-and-3. The Tigers are in third place in the American League Central, three games behind the first-place Royals. The Cincinnati Reds are in town for two games before the teams rematch Wednesday and Thursday at Great American Ball Park. Anibal Sanchez starts for Detroit tonight. Hear it at 6:40 p.m. on WBCK.
The Bombers split two with the Waterloo Bucks Sunday at C.O. Brown Stadium….both 1-0 games. They are now 8-11 on the season through the first 19 games. The Bombers are home tonight to play the Madison Mallards at 7:05 p.m.
Battle Creek Central linebacker Brandon Randle announced his verbal commitment to Michigan State on Sunday on Twitter. Randle is the 18th player to commit in the 2016 class. According to the 247sports composite rankings, Randle is the No. 658 player in the nation and the No. 19 player in the state of Michigan. The Michigan Wolverines have a verbal commitment from Rashad Weaver, a defensive lineman from Cooper City, Fla.
Kurt Busch wins at MIS
Kurt Busch won Sunday's rain-shortened Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, his third win at Michigan. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second, while Martin Truex Jr., who won last weekend's race at Pocono, placed third.
The Chicago Blackhawks are a win away from their third Stanley Cup title in six seasons. Game Six versus Tampa Bay is tonight in Chicago at 8:00 p.m.
The Golden State Warriors have a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals after a 104-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena Sunday night. Stephen Curry's 37 points and went 7-of-13 from beyond the arc. Draymond Green had 16 points, nine rebounds and six assists. The Warriors can close out the series in Game Six on Tuesday in Cleveland.
LeBron James provided another triple-double for the Cavs, finishing with 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. He shot 15-of-34 from the field.
The Battle Creek Coyotes football team lost 12-0 on the road against the Michiana Thunderhawks. Battle Creek is 2-1 in League play and 3-2 overall. They will be on the road again this Saturday taking on the Grand Rapids Thunder at 6:30 p.m.
Fabian Gomez closed with a 4-under 66 Sunday and rolled to a 4-stroke win at the St. Jude Classic. Greg Owen was second.
The Gull Lake Blue Devils won a third straight state championship in girl’s soccer with a shootout win.
Bronson fell a game short of a state championship in softball, losing 2-0 Saturday to Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central.