Michigan Sports

Cabrera, Martinez homer to help Tigers beat Royals 5-3

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Five batters into Tuesday's game against the Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander was starting to wonder if his luck was going to be horrible all night. Verlander had allowed hits to all five batters, including three straight ...

Tigers end eight-game losing streak, defeat Padres, 7-5

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brad Ausmus changed his mind about pinch-hitting for Mikie Mahtook, and the young center fielder came through to help the Detroit Tigers end their long losing streak. Mahtook drove in three runs including a tiebreaking two-run single in the ninth inning and the Tigers ...

Talley leads rain-delayed Island Resort tourney

By Journal Sports Staff HARRIS — The second round of the Island Resort Championship was suspended just before 6 p.m. Saturday due to continued rain. Play was suspended indefinitely as the course was considered unplayable, according to a news release from the Symetra Tour at ...

Tigers’ offense snuffed out in Friday’s 1-0 loss at San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Perdomo’s first scoreless outing of the season on Friday came at a great time for the San Diego Padres. Perdomo (2-4) pitched two-hit ball over six innings, Austin Hedges had an RBI double and the Padres handed the Detroit Tigers their seventh straight loss, ...

Better late than never

Black all-stars outlast Red in second-half scoring flurry By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — It took a while for things to get exciting at the annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Football Game. Once they did, it created a memorable experience for both the players and the fans ...

Pistons guard Caldwell-Pope suspended for 2 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was suspended for two games without pay by the NBA on Friday for pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Caldwell-Pope was sentenced to a year of probation last week in a March traffic stop in suburban ...

Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Francisco Rodriguez was released Friday by the Detroit Tigers, one day after the 35-year-old reliever allowed a grand slam to Robinson Cano in his latest rough outing. Rodriguez saved 44 games for the Tigers in 2016, but he is 2-5 with a 7.82 ERA this year. Detroit removed ...

West PAC to add three football teams in 2018, Newberry to join NMFL

By BURT ANGELI Iron Mountain Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — The Western Peninsula Athletic Conference will have additional football teams in 2018. West PAC officials meeting Wednesday in Watersmeet approved Norway, Bark River-Harris and Lake Linden-Hubbell of the Mid-Eastern Football ...

Mustangs playing musical chairs

By STEVE BROWNLEE Journal Sports Editor MUNISING — It looks something like the game of musical chairs with Munising the school left without a good place to sit for the time being. Members of the Mid-Eastern Football Conference — there will be five including the Mustangs this fall — ...

Detroit Pistons’ top pick Luke Kennard accomplished offensively

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer AUBURN HILLS — Stan Van Gundy is thoroughly impressed with Luke gular playing time. “He’s a mature offensive player for his age coming in,” said Van Gundy, the Pistons’ coach and team president. “I would have no question putting him in the game ...

Detroit Tigers’ pitching shelled again in 9-6 loss at Seattle

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press SEATTLE — Andrew Moore justified his surprising call-up with a solid performance — although Robinson Cano made his job a whole lot easier. Cano hit a grand slam and a two-run homer, Moore pitched seven effective innings to win in his big league debut, and ...

Detroit Tigers lose in 10 innings, 5-4, at Seattle

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE — Kyle Seager couldn’t let his brother get all the attention in the family on Tuesday night, even if he had to acknowledge the younger Seager probably had the better game. “That’s a tough day to match,” Seager said of his brother Corey’s ...

Vegas Golden Knights hold cards during National Hockey League expansion draft

By STEPHEN WHYNO and JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writers George McPhee wants his fellow general managers to make him an offer he can’t refuse. The Vegas Golden Knights GM might as well be The Godfather of the NHL during this three-day expansion draft window. He holds the cards for a significant ...

Detroit Tigers’ top draft pick pitches College World Series shutout

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers’ brass must have been smiling after the performance Alex Faedo put on at TD Ameritrade Park. The Florida Gators sure were. Faedo limited TCU to two singles and struck out 11 in seven innings Sunday night, and Florida posted its first College World ...

Brooke Henderson comes back to win LPGA Meijer Classic title in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Brooke Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour title, holding off Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson by two strokes. The 19-year-old Henderson closed with 66 on the Blythefield layout that was reduced to par 69 — the fifth hole was played as ...

Tampa Bay Rays club 5 homers to wallop Detroit Tigers, 9-1

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Steven Souza Jr. has been looking forward to playing on Father’s Day since his son Micah was born in December. The day ended up more memorable than he could have imagined. Souza hit his first career grand slam as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the ...

Kyle Larson outlasts field at Michigan International Speedway again

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. — Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts. That’s a task he’s proven he can handle at Michigan International Speedway. Larson took control on a restart with five laps remaining Sunday and ...