Michigan Sports

Surging Houston Astros drop Detroit Tigers to extend win streak to 6

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — The surging Houston Astros were too much for Matthew Boyd. Aledmys Diaz, Robinson Chirinos, Jake Marisnick and Alex Bregman homered for Houston, and the Astros beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 on Monday night, extending their winning streak to six ...

Castellanos, Norris lead Tigers to 5-3 win over Twins

By JOE ZIEMER Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Daniel Norris turned in his longest outing since 2017 to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday. Castellanos was a triple shy of the cycle. He and ...

Ex-Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah joins Seattle Seahawks

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated ...

Detroit Tigers pummel Los Angeles Angels, 10-3

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Matthew Boyd watched his third pitch get sent into the left-field seats. The Los Angeles Angels didn’t get much accomplished against Detroit’s left-hander after the game-opening blast and failed to prevent a second-year player from having his ...

Ken Holland leaves Detroit Red Wings for general manager’s job in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers hired longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland as their new general manager and president of hockey operations Tuesday. Holland takes over the struggling team from interim GM Keith Gretzky and one of his first tasks will be finding a new ...

Detroit Red Wings hire assistant to work with general manager Steve Yzerman

(AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have hired Pat Verbeek as assistant general manager to work with Steve Yzerman. Verbeek joins Yzerman, the longtime Red Wings captain who was recently named GM, after working for him with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Yzerman stepped down as Lightning GM before the ...

Kerryon Johnson looking forward to 2nd season with Lions

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson's rookie season was one of few bright spots for the Detroit Lions in 2018. And even that ended sooner than the young running back would have liked. Johnson was limited to 10 games last season, and after the Lions ...

Hockey Hall of Famer Red Kelly dies at age 91

TORONTO (AP) — Hockey Hall of Famer Red Kelly packed several careers into his lifetime — sometimes at the same time. But hockey was always at the heart of the things for the smooth-skating Kelly. Kelly won eight Stanley Cups during a stellar 20-season playing career, moonlighting as a ...

Bullpen issues plague Detroit Tigers in 7-3 loss at Philadelphia

By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA — Maikel Franco keeps producing like a cleanup hitter from the bottom of the lineup. Franco hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh, Rhys Hoskins homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Wednesday night. Aaron Nola ...

Miguel Cabrera, Niko Goodrum lead Detroit Tigers to win in Philadelphia

By AARON BRACY Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Tigers have dedicated a special container for Miguel Cabrera’s milestone baseballs, and the Detroit slugger added another one to the crowded bucket. Cabrera had an RBI single to move into a tie for 68th all-time with 2,705 career hits, ...

Detroit Tigers’ top pitching prospect tosses no-hitter in minor league game

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Detroit Tigers No. 1 draft pick Casey Mize pitched a no-hitter for the Erie SeaWolves in his Double-A debut Monday night. Mize threw 98 pitches while overpowering the Altoona Curve. He hit the first batter of the game but got a groundball double play. He struck out seven ...

Lopez strikes out 14, White Sox beat Tigers 4-1

By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Reynaldo Lopez struck out a career-high 14 and allowed two hits in six innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday for a sweep of an abbreviated two-game series. Welington Castillo went 2 for 4 ...

Blake Griffin has arthroscopic surgery on left knee

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin had surgery arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, an injury that forced him to miss the first two games of the playoffs. The Pistons say the procedure Wednesday in Los Angeles was to address the issue that caused soreness in the knee across the last two weeks of ...

Pistons returned to playoffs but still have a way to go

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons haven't made the playoffs much in the last decade — and when they have, their stay has been a short one. So after being swept by top-seeded Milwaukee this year, the Pistons hope this is just a start. "It was exciting. ...

Martinez, Rodriguez lead Red Sox to 11-4 win over Tigers

By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez had three hits and Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six strong innings as the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a doubleheader sweep by Detroit and beat the Tigers 11-4 Wednesday night. The defending World Series champion Red Sox avoided ...

Sale remains winless as Tigers sweep Red Sox 7-4, 4-2

By DOUG ALDEN Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale remained winless after five starts but struck out a season-high 10 in five innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Tuesday to start their first doubleheader sweep at Fenway Park since August 1965. Spencer Turnbull ...

Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin. Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many fans headed toward ...