Tigers  

Back to back shutouts for the Tigers....but unfortunately one was by the other team.

The Tigers beat Tampa Bay 6-0 Wednesday night as Rick Porcello pitched a complete-game 3-hit shutout for his 14th win. Victor Martinez knocked in 5 of Detroit’s 6 runs.

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On Thursday, David Price pitched a 1-hitter, giving up no earned runs----and lost!

A first-inning error by rookie Eugenio Suarez led to the only run of the game, and the Tigers had no answer for Rays’ starter Alex Cobb.  The Tigers only managed 4 hits against Cobb.

Detroit heads to Minnesota for 4 games.  Robbie Ray pitches tomorrow.  Justin Verlander and rookie Buck Farmer will go on Saturday’s doubleheader.

Lions 
The Detroit Lions continue training camp as they get ready for their third preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field on Friday. 

NBA World Cup

Team USA won a FIBA Basketball World Cup tune-up against the Dominican Republic, 105-62 at Madison Square Garden.  TheU.S.will play another exhibition Friday at MSG againstPuerto Rico. The World Cup begins a week from Saturday inSpain.

Little League Girl Beaten

Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis, the first girl pitcher to win a game at the Little League World Series, was pulled in the third inning Wednesday night after allowing three runs to Las Vegas.  Davis allowed six hits and struck out six in 2 1-3 innings before leaving after 55 pitches.  That makes her eligible to pitch again in the U.S. championship game on Saturday, if her team is still in it.

Reed in Court

A preliminary hearing has been set for Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed on a sexual assault charge. Reed is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel. His probable cause hearing is set for this morning.  Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says the 28-year-old Reed had sex with a 45-year-old woman he met at a bar March 30.  Worthy says the woman was incapacitated after drinking and unable to give consent.  Reed's lawyer says the sex was consensual, and Reed calls the allegations "absurd."

Michigan PGA

Scott Hebert has cruised to a six-shot victory at the Michigan PGA Professional Championship. The pro from Grand Traverse Resort & Spa finished yesterday with an even-par 72 to go 18-under for the tournament at 198.

Hoyer to Start for Cleveland

Former MSU Quarterback Brian Hoyer has won the starting job in Cleveland over rookie Johnny Manziel who didn't help his case after getting caught on camera giving an obscene gesture to Redskins fans during Monday night's exhibition. Browns coach Mike Pettine says that incident was a factor in his decision.

Stewart to sit out again

Tony Stewart is sitting out Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the high-banked Bristol Motor Speedway, and Jeff Burton is replacing him in the no. 14 Chevrolet. This is the third straight Sprint Cup event that Stewart has skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a dirt car race.

Coyotes in Playoffs Saturday
The Battle Creek Coyotes host the Wayne County Bengals this Saturday in the playoffs. The game will be atHarperCreekHigh School at 6:30 PM. The 7-3 Coyotes are the #3 seed in the Crossroad Football League North Conference.  The #6 seed Bengals have a 6-4 record.  The beneficiary for the game will be Virginia Hinman, a local woman battling cancer.   The Coyotes are offering a very special 50/50 prize for the game to help raise money for Virginia: A pair of tickets to the August 28 New York Yankees/Detroit Tigers at ComericaPark. This will beKalamazoo native and future first-ballot Hall of Famer, Derek Jeter's final game in his home state.