The Tigers beat the Twins 8-3 on Tuesday in Minnesota. The Tigers jumped off to the early lead in the first as Cameron Maybin drew a bases loaded walk.  The Twins answered with two runs off starter Anibal Sanchez, who pitched well again for the Tigers.  The Tigers tied it up in the 5th

on an Eric Aybar RBI.  Brian Dozier gave Minnesota the lead in the fifth with his 29th homer, a new career high.  But that would be the end of the scoring for the Twins, as Sanchez.  Cameron Maybin drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning, to spark the Detroit Tigers over the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Tuesday night.  The Tigers scored three runs in the 6th and blew the game open with a couple of homers in the 7th   by Eric Aybar and Victor Martinez.  Anibal Sanchez (7-12) pitched seven innings to win a start on the road for the first time since the first week of the season.  Matt Boyd goes for the Tigers tonight against the Twins.  Broadcast time is 7:45 on WBCK.  The Tigers are 6 ½ games behind first-place Cleveland, which lost to the A’s 9-1 last night.   Detroit is 3 out of the Wild Card race.

Tiger Injuries

The Tigers say pitcher Jordan Zimmerman is on track to make the first of three rehab starts this weekend.  Zimmerman has been out with a pulled lat muscle. The team expects Zimmerman to return in mid-September.

Cubs Win

Jake Arrieta allowed two hits in eight shutout innings in winning his National League-leading 16th victory as the Chicago Cubs downed San Diego 5-3 last night. Kris Bryant swatted his 33rd home run.

Cross Country

The Harper Creek boys cross country team placed first out of 12 squads at Tuesday's Three Rivers 'Big Hill' Invitational.  The Beavers finished with 36 points, 35 better than second-place Marshall.  Bronson was a distant third.  Harper Creek’s Drew Vanwagner finished with the second-best time and Tommy Shaw placed 4th overall.

In the girls’ race, Marshall finished first edging second-place Harper Creek by 8 points.  Marshall's Rachel Schoepke was the overall winner.

At the St. Joe invite, Lakeview placed first in the 11th and 12th grade race, led by Maggie Farrell who placed first.   Logann Haluszka was third.  The Spartans also won the 9th and 10th grade race, led by Sarah Lyon.

In the boys’ races, Lakeview placed fifth in both.

Boys’ Soccer

The Calhoun Christian/St. Philip co-op team beat Bellevue, 5-0.  Diego Campos had three goals and Ben Swagler added two more.


Gull Lake won the East Kentwood Mini-Tourney, led by Kenzy Corstange with 23 kills and 32 digs.

College Volleyball

Big Ten women's volleyball coaches believe defending national champ Nebraska will be the team to beat this coming season. Defending conference titlist Minnesota was picked second with both Michigan State and Michigan picked to finish well back in the pack, at 7th and 8th.


As Brazil tears down Olympic venues that were finished just in time for the summer games, Tokyo is already making preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics with the Olympic flag arriving today. Construction of the main stadium is slated to start by the end of this year. Japan's capital also hosted the Olympics in 1964.

Boxer Claressa Shields has been welcomed home by family, friends and hundreds of fans in Flint after winning her second Olympic gold medal.  The 21-year-old Shields arrived Tuesday at Bishop International Airport sporting the medal she won Sunday at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the one she won in the 2012 London Games.  Shields became the first American boxer of either gender to win two Olympic boxing gold medals.


Game 3 of the pre-season for the Lions is Saturday at Baltimore.  The battle for the back-up to quarterback Matthew Stafford is expected to continue. Dan Orlovsky, who has played in just 27 games since making his NFL debut in 2005, will likely be the team's No. 2 quarterback. Jake Rudock, who started at Michigan and Iowa the previous two years, seems to be putting himself in a position to earn a roster spot as Detroit's third-string signal caller.  Stafford has liked what he has seen so far from Rudock.  The Lions regular season starts September 11th at Indianapolis.