Sports: Tigers Fall 5-2
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)
The Tigers lost to the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 Tuesday night at Comerica Park. Detroit grabbed the early lead on a Miguel Cabrera RBI. Lefty Kyle Ryan started for Detroit and pitched well, but was touched up for four runs, including three home runs as he got into trouble in the 5th and 7th innings. The Tigers had a chance to take the lead in the bottom of the fifth with the bases loaded, when Yoenis Cespedes hit a line drive off the pitcher’s leg. James McCann scored to tie the game, but Anthony Gose was thrown out at the plate. The Tigers challenged the call but it was upheld by the replay umps. The series moves to Cincinnati for the next two games. David Price will start for the Tigers. Hear it at 6:40 p.m. on WBCK.
Martinez To Return
Tigers’ designated hitter Victor Martinez is expected to rejoin the team this weekend for a series against the Yankees in New York. Martinez has been out of Detroit's lineup since mid-May with an issue with his surgically repaired left knee. He has been on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo and in a game Monday, he went two-for-four with an RBI batting from the left side.
The Bombers earned a series split with the Madison Mallards by shutting them out 8-0. Battle Creek's record is now 9-12. The Bombers are on the road for the next four games, in La Crosse and Wisconsin Rapids.
The BC Merchants took two from the Hurricanes……8-0 and 5-0. They play HBC Behnke on Friday in a double header at CO Brown starting at 6 p.m.
The Golden State Warriors are NBA Champions for the first time in 40 years. Golden State beat the Cavaliers, 105-97, in Game Six of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena behind 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds from Steph Curry. Andre Iguodala was named Finals MVP after helping lead the Warriors to a 4-2 series victory. Former MSU Spartan Draymond Green put up a triple-double with 16 points, 11 boards and 10 helpers, while Iguodala added 25 points in the win.
The Warriors were founded in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors, a charter member of the Basketball Association of America. They won the championship in the league's first season by defeating the Chicago Stags. The Warriors won its other championship in Philadelphia in the 1955–56 season, defeating the Fort Wayne Pistons four games to one. In 1962 the team relocated and became the San Francisco Warriors. The Warriors' last championship was won in 1975. They renamed themselves the Golden State Warriors for the 1971–72 season, and played almost all their home games in Oakland. In what many consider the biggest upset in NBA history, Golden State not only defeated the heavily favored Washington Bullets but humiliated them in a four-game sweep.
The Detroit Pistons introduced newly acquired forward Ersan Ilyasova Tuesday afternoon. The new Piston was acquired in a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks last week. Detroit shipped guard Caron Butler and forward Shawne Williams to the Bucks in exchange for the Turkish forward. Ilysova has played for the Bucks his entire career, averaging over eleven points a game last season.
The Detroit Lions continue their mandatory mini camp at their Allen Park facility today. In Tuesday's first day of drills, second-year tight end Eric Ebron showed his versatility making plays in several locations on the field. Veteran defensive tackle Haloti Ngata returned to practice after he missed the last two weeks of organized team activities for personal reasons. Tackle LaAdrian Waddle, running back Joique Bell, tight end Joseph Fauria and linebacker Stephen Tulloch were among several players who didn't participate in practice.
Griffins Name Coach
Todd Nelson, who was the first player ever signed by the Grand Rapids Griffins, is coming back as their next coach. Nelson was selected over six other candidates to succeed Jeff Blashill, who coached the team three seasons before he was named coach of the Detroit Red Wings on June 9.
The U.S. women's soccer team is moving on at the World Cup. The Americans edged Nigeria, 1-0, Tuesday night in their final Group Stage match. Abby Wambach scored in the 45th minute for the Americans, who finished in first place in Group D. Team USA will be in Edmonton for its Round of 16 match next week.