Sports: Tigers win without JD, Bombers off another Day
The Tigers sell-off has started, as they have traded right fielder J.D. Martinez to the Arizona Diamondbacks for three infield prospects. The Tigers get infielder Dawel Lugo, switch-hitter Sergio Alcantara and shortstop Jose King in the deal. Martinez will likely be a free agent after the season. Lugo is currently ranked as the Diamondbacks No. 2 overall prospect by Baseball America and fourth overall by MLB.com. The 22 year old is batting .282 with 21 doubles, four triples, seven home runs, 43 RBI, 40 runs and 21 walks in 88 games for double-A Jacksonville.
The Tigers beat the Royals 9-3 in Kansas City on Tuesday night to win their fourth straight. Matt Boyd threw a lot of pitches in getting into early trouble, as the Royals scored three in the first. But the Tigers answered back with a five run second inning. Nick Castellanos homered twice, hit a triple, and drove in five runs. Matt Boyd settled down after the first inning to six innings and combined with relievers Shane Greene and Alex Wilson to shut out Kansas City the rest of the way. The Indians lost to the Giants 2-1 in 10 innings, so the Tigers are now five games back in the Central division. Justin Verlander gets the start in game three tonight in Kansas City. Hear it at 7:50, on 95.3 WBCK.
The South Division struck for four runs on four hits in the 8th inning to win the Northwood’s League All-Star game, 6-2 at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisconsin. The North Division won the Home Run Derby, 13-11. The Battle Creek Bombers resume the season in Green Bay on Thursday.
City Senior Golf Championship
Mike Tungate won the City Senior Golf Championship in Battle Creek. The 60 year old Tungate, a former Battle Creek resident, shot a 74 on Tuesday at Binder Park Golf Course to win the two-day event by two strokes over Mike Raymond. Tungate wins after finishing in second place five times. The 1974 Lakeview grad now lives in Lansing.
Lions’ Brown Suspended
Lion’s defensive end Armonty Bryant will miss four games after being suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He can return on October 2nd. Bryant had three sacks in five games last season with the Lions.
Only two thirds of the field made it to the finish line in the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Island. Difficult weather caused about 100 boats to pull out of the event, but the winds died down on Monday.
Preliminary results posted on the race's website say the multi-hull Arete won the Chicago-Mackinac Trophy and TOA took home the Mackinac Cup.
Red Wings Jumbotron
The Detroit Red Wings' new home will have quite an impressive piece of technology sitting above ice level. The official twitter page of the Red Wings showed off what is going to be the biggest jumbotron in the NHL come next season.