Michigan Sports

Choo extends streak as Rangers blank Tigers 3-0

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — After grounding into a double play to end the top of the seventh inning, Shin-Soo Choo still held out hope that he'd have another chance to extend his on-base streak. "I still believed I'd get another at-bat," Choo said. Choo's Texas ...

Gallo, Guzman lead Rangers to win over Tigers, 7-5

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — The Texas Rangers were great until the rain showed up. After that, they were holding on. The Rangers led 5-0 when heavy showers forced a 29-minute rain delay in the top of the fourth inning Thursday night. The first batter after the delay hit a ...

Deal? No deal in cemetery sale

DETROIT (AP) — There’s a problem with a deal Michigan officials tentatively OK’d for a company to buy more than two dozen cemeteries in the state: None is for sale. The Detroit Free Press reports that the owner of 28 cemeteries allegedly involved in the proposed sale says he’s had no ...

Contreras HR, 3 RBIs lead Cubs past Tigers for 6th straight

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez flashed a little baserunning moxie. It paid off and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon loved it. Baez stole home and the Willson Contreras hit a tie-breaking homer to lead the Cubs past the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Wednesday for their ...

Tigers recover from blown save to beat Blue Jays 3-2

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO — After a rotten finish to June, the Detroit Tigers have started July with a modest winning streak. Jose Iglesias hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Tigers recovered from a blown save in the ninth to beat the Toronto Blue ...

Detroit Tigers drop 9th straight game as Oakland A’s complete sweep

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — The Oakland Athletics left home as a .500 team, looking for a spark. They’re returning to the Coliseum looking very sharp. Jed Lowrie had two more hits, Sean Manaea pitched six strong innings and the Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 Thursday ...

Jed Lowrie hits game-winning RBI in A’s 3-0 win over Tigers

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics leaned on pitching, defense and Jed Lorie's clutch hitting to overcome their lack of a long ball. Lowrie hit an RBI double in the fourth inning and Chris Bassitt pitched six innings to help Oakland beat the Detroit Tigers ...

Tigers fire pitching coach Bosio for insensitive comments

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers fired pitching coach Chris Bosio, saying he made insensitive comments to another employee of the team. "I have to take seriously what the comments were," Tigers general manager Al Avila said, declining to give details. "And, the ...

Detroit Tigers blow 6-run lead in 9-7 loss to Oakland A’s

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Jed Lowrie didn’t need a home run this time. A single up the middle was plenty. Lowrie drove in the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning for a second straight game, and the Oakland Athletics rallied from six runs down to beat Detroit ...

Detroit Red Wings, Arizona Coyotes make NHL trade

GLENDALE, ARIZ. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes acquired defenseman Robbie Russo from the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday for a conditional seventh-round pick next year. The 25-year-old former Notre Dame player had nine goals, 23 assists and 81 penalty minutes in 75 games last season for Grand Rapids ...

Detroit Red Wings re-sign forwards Tyler Bertuzzi, Martin Frk

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms with forwards Tyler Bertuzzi and Martin Frk on Monday. Detroit re-signed Bertuzzi with a $2.8 million, two-year deal and Frk with a $1.05 million, one-year contract. The 23-year-old Bertuzzi had 24 points in 48 games last season in ...

Detroit Tigers top draft pick Casey Mize gets $7.5 million signing bonus

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — No. 1 overall pick Casey Mize agreed Monday to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers that includes a $7.5 million signing bonus, the highest for any drafted player since 2011. Detroit didn’t go into much detail about its 2018 plan ...

Disappearing young workers leave summer jobs unfilled

BY DAN NIELSEN Traverse City Record-Eagle AP Member Exchange TRAVERSE CITY— Rebecca Brown is a rare case; the 18-year-old plans to work every summer through her college years. “I’m going to work as much as possible to pay down my student loans,” said Brown, pledging to spend ...

College sports doctors under new scrutiny amid scandals

By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press Allegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are sending ripples through university athletics departments, with some schools exploring whether more oversight is needed for figures in such powerful ...

Encarnacion hits grand slam as Indians pound Tigers 12-2

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit an eighth-inning grand slam, helping the Cleveland Indians rout the Detroit Tigers 12-2 on Sunday for their season-high seventh straight win. Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis also connected for ...

Snyder OKs budget bill

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $39.9 billion general spending bill Thursday and said a restriction on state aid to Planned Parenthood that the Republican-led Legislature inserted was unenforceable. Federal and state laws already prevent public funds ...

Casey says Pistons have plenty of talent in place

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season. "Our time is now," Casey said. The Pistons introduced Casey as their new coach Wednesday, over a ...

Gennett, Suarez HRs rally Reds over Tigers 5-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Tigers knew exactly what hit them — the daunting combination of a homer-friendly park and a free-swinging Reds offense starting to come around. Scooter Gennett hit a tying two-run homer , and Eugenio Suarez also connected on the next pitch — a hit originally ruled a ...