The benches cleared three times, resulting in eight ejections, and the Tigers avoided a three-game sweep from the New York Yankees with a 10-6 victory.

Jose Iglesias drove in four runs on the afternoon behind a three-hit day.  Justin Upton and James McCann each hit solo homers.  Miguel Cabrera and Yankees catcher Austin Romine wrestled on the ground near home plate during the first of three bench-clearing altercations.  Four players were hit by pitches in the game.

Michael Fulmer started and allowed five runs in six innings in the no-decision. Alex Wilson got the win in relief while Shane Greene got the final five outs for his fourth save.

The Tigers are in Chicago to play the White Sox tonight.  Justin Verlander goes for his 10th win.   We’ll join the game after high school football on 95.3 WBCK.   Saturday’s game hits the airwaves at 6:45, and game 3 is at 1:45 Sunday.  Then the Tigers head out to Colorado.

High School Football

Week 1 of High School Football continues tonight on 95.3 WBCK.  Nate Adams will bring you the Harper Creek at Gull Lake game.  Coaches Corner with Terry Newton begins this Saturday morning at 9:06.

Lakeview 28, Portage Northern 14  Quarterback Tyler Brown ran for two touchdowns and passed for a 58 yard touchdown pass to Carson Rogers to break a 14-14 tie.

Stevensville-Lakeshore  37,  Battle Creek Central   14
Pennfield 34, Williamston  13.  Grant Petersen and Jaycob Herpin scored touchdowns for Pennfield.
Athens 7, Bronson 0
Lake Odessa-Lakewood 56,  Delton-Kellogg 38.
Middleville 29,  Hastings  28
Homer  36   Constantine 34
Maple Valley 43,  Potterville 6
Olivet 56, Grandville Calvin Christian 24.  Heath Flowers had 215 yards rushing on 22 carries and three touchdowns.
Friday, August 25th

Harper Creek  at Gull Lake  ….6:35pm on 95.3 WBCK
St. Philip at Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian
Michigan Center at Climax-Scotts
Galesburg-Augusta at Union City
Jackson  at Marshall
Parchment at Quincy    
Webberville  at Bellevue
St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran  at Tekonsha

Lions

The Lions host the Patriots tonight, and end the pre-season next Thursday in Buffalo.  The regular season begins September 10th.

Little League World Series

Lufkin, Texas plays Greenville, North Carolina in Saturday's title game of the Little League World Series.  Mexico plays Tokyo in the international championship.

KCC Volleyball

KCC’s women's volleyball season started with a win over Lake Michigan College at the old Central Fieldhouse.  The Lady Bruins won 25-9, 25-15 and 25-19.  Hannah Landis had 14 kills, Kameron Haley had 4 aces and 14 digs and Kealey O-Day had 28 assists.  with  a conference matchup against Lake Michigan College.  The Fieldhouse is the Bruins' current home while the College's new Miller Physical Education Building is undergoing construction.

Palace of Auburn Hills

The final event for the Palace of Auburn Hills will be about a month from now.   Palace Sports and Entertainment says a Bob Seger concert on September 23rd will end almost 30 years of service. The Pistons announced last year that the team would move to Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit.

Golf

Russell Henley has the early lead over Dustin Johnson through one round of The Northern Trust on Long Island.  It’s the first of four FedEx Cup playoff events that lead to the Tour Championship with a $10 million prize.