Michigan Sports

Tigers put together late rally for 3-2 win over Mariners

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Less than a week ago, Matthew Boyd was trying to figure out how to slow a Seattle lineup that included Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz in the middle of the batting order. It was a bit easier for the Detroit left-hander on Thursday night with Cano ...

Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Trevor Bauer handcuffs Detroit Tigers, 6-0

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Trevor Bauer gave Cleveland’s beleaguered bullpen a bit of a break. Bauer struck out 10 in eight sparkling innings, and the Indians beat the Tigers 6-0 on Wednesday, avoiding a three-game sweep in Detroit. The scuffling Indians lead the AL ...

Detroit Tigers make big comeback and defeat Cleveland 9-8

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — John Hicks expected to be challenged by shutdown reliever Andrew Miller in a tight spot Tuesday night. Instead, he got an easy bases-loaded walk to cap an unexpected comeback. JaCoby Jones homered and doubled, and the Detroit Tigers rallied ...

Michigan High School Athletic Association names Mark Uyl executive director

EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association named its new executive director on Monday following the upcoming retirement of John “Jack” Roberts, who served in the post since 1986. Former high school teacher and current MHSAA staff member Mark Uyl was chosen by the ...

Niko Goodrum a new power source for Detroit Tigers in win over Cleveland

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The injury-plagued Detroit Tigers battled gamely against another top pitcher. Niko Goodrum homered twice and drove in five runs, and Detroit beat Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians 6-3 on Monday night. It was the second straight day the ...

Tigers top Mariners 5-4, Cano fractures hand

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Jose Iglesias hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 victory over Seattle on Sunday after the Mariners lost standout second baseman Robinson Cano to a fractured hand. Niko Goodrum homered and ...

Mazara’s 2nd homer gives Rangers 5-4 win in 10 over Detroit

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nomar Mazara led off the 10th inning with his second homer of the game, giving the Texas Rangers a 5-4 victory over Detroit on Wednesday and their first winning home series this season. Mazara pulled a 1-0 pitch into the right ...

Detroit Pistons back to square one with ouster of Stan Van Gundy

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — When the Detroit Pistons hired Stan Van Gundy in 2014, owner Tom Gores called it the most important decision his organization had made. Van Gundy didn’t make it to the end of his five-year contract, and now the Pistons need a plan for a future ...

Detroit Tigers get out to fast start, hold off Texas Rangers, 7-4

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre had a couple of hits the night he strained his left hamstring and three more upon his return two weeks later. The Texas Rangers just aren’t converting their 39-year-old star’s production into victories. Victor ...

Detroit Pistons, president-head coach Stan Van Gundy part ways

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — After four seasons of mostly mediocre results, the Detroit Pistons are moving on without Stan Van Gundy. He won’t return as president of basketball operations and he isn’t staying on as Detroit’s coach, either. Van Gundy held both those ...

Texas Rangers rally late to beat Detroit Tigers, 7-6

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — Delino DeShields wasn’t too concerned about the end of his career-best 10-game hitting streak. All that mattered was scoring those two runs for the Texas Rangers. The speedy leadoff hitter reached on a two-out error in the seventh, ...

Power restoration effort goes on

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan utility companies say they expect to have nearly all electrical outages repaired by tonight, which would be three days after several thousands of home and businesses lost power following high winds. At least nearly 400,000 homes and businesses around Michigan lost ...

Port Huron Museum will restore 140-year-old steam locomotive

By BOB GROSS Times Herald AP Member Exchange PORT HURON, Mich. — One of the shortest moves in the Daniel B. Harrington’s long existence was probably one of the most momentous. Workers and volunteers recently loaded the narrow-gauge steam engine onto a flatbed trailer and moved it less ...

High lead levels found in 1 of 7 children in Detroit enclave

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — Tests have found one in seven children in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park had elevated lead levels in their blood in 2016, a rate higher than any other community evaluated by the state. The state Department of Health and Human Services’ report from the ...

Kansas City Royals top Detroit Tigers 4-2 to win 1st series of season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Moustakas led the Kansas City Royals to a series win for the first time in 11 tries this season. He drove in three runs with a double and sacrifice fly, and the Royals beat Detroit 4-2 on Sunday to take three of four from the Tigers. Kansas City had lost nine ...

US indictment alleges VW exec knew of emissions cheating

By TOM KRISHER and DAVID MCHUGH Associated Press DETROIT— A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn on charges stemming from the company’s diesel emissions cheating scandal in a plot that prosecutors allege reached the top of the world’s ...

Royals hit 3 homers as offense powers 10-6 win over Tigers

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost was happy to see Jorge Soler's pitch recognition sharpen, slugging first baseman Lucas Duda produce some timely hits and Alex Gordon's long-awaited breakout continue for at least another day. For once, the Royals manager had ...

Matthew Boyd leads Detroit Tigers to 2-1 win over Tampa Bay

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Matthew Boyd’s first win of the season came with some help from both the bat and arm of Leonys Martin. Boyd allowed one run in six innings, and Martin drove in the winning run and threw a runner out at the plate as the Detroit Tigers ...

Ex-Lions GM Matt Millen may need heart transplant

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former NFL player and general manager Matt Millen says he is being treated for a rare disease that has robbed his heart of most of its normal function. The 60-year-old Millen told the Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania that he has been diagnosed with amyloidosis, a ...