Michigan Sports

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 ...

Tampa Bay Rays homer late then hold off Detroit Tigers, 3-2

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — With the Detroit Tigers rallying in the ninth inning Monday night, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash was focused on Miguel Cabrera’s whereabouts. The Tigers star wasn’t in the lineup due to biceps tightness, but Cash was unsure if Cabrera could ...

Michigan wildfire spreads

FERRYSBURG, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a beach home along the Lake Michigan shoreline in western Michigan was damaged when a wildfire spread, catching its deck on fire. Chief Brian Sipe of the Spring Lake Township Fire Department tells The Muskegon Chronicle that the blaze at the ...

Michigan students unveil inventions for veterans

DETROIT (AP) — College students have created devices they say will improve the quality of life for disabled veterans and others with impairments. Seniors from Lawrence Technological University and University of Detroit Mercy presented devices like detachable drive units for manual ...

Alvarez hits 2 HRs to help Orioles beat Tigers 5-3

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Thrust into a starting role just minutes before game time, Pedro Alvarez jumped at the opportunity to play instead of watch. "Pete was bouncing around like a guy on his first day in Little League," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "He ...

Reds, Mahle mow down Twins 8-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If Tyler Mahle continues to pitch the way he has in his past two starts, the Cincinnati Reds shouldn't need another month to win their next series. Mahle pitched into the seventh inning in another impressive start, Jose Peraza had three hits and Adam Duvall homered, ...

Detroit Lions announce preseason slate

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions’ preseason schedule has been finalized. They’ll kick off the exhibition slate on Aug. 10 in Oakland against the Raiders. Don’t forget the coffee, though. That game, which pits a pair of new coaches against each other, will kick off at 10:30 p.m. ...

Disputed homer by Pittsburgh costs Detroit Tigers 1-0 setback

By ALAN SAUNDERS Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Corey Dickerson hit the first game-ending home run of his major league career, a disputed one-out drive in the ninth inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday. Dickerson sent an 0-1 slider from Alex Wilson ...

Detroit Lions’ draft needs look to be guard, defensive end

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK — Bob Quinn has spent two years reshaping the Detroit Lions’ roster and staff, bringing in players and coaches he knew from their years together with the New England Patriots. The Lions have won nine games in each of the past two seasons, which ...

Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates split long doubleheader

By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jose Osuna made the most of his brief stay with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Osuna, called up from the minor leagues to serve as an extra player for the second game of a doubleheader, hit a three-run home run to lift the Pirates to an 8-3 victory ...

Detroit Tigers-Pittsburgh Pirates game 28th postponement of season

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The weather keeps wreaking havoc on the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. Steady rain at PNC Park on Tuesday forced the clubs to postpone a game for the third time in the first month of the season. The game was the 28th postponement in ...

Starting quarterback still in limbo for Michigan Wolverines

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Shea Patterson has impressed Michigan coaches and teammates over the last month, making plays with both his arm and feet. When the former Mississippi quarterback goes under center for the Wolverines on Tuesday as they wrap up spring practice, his ...

Kansas City Royals power past Detroit Tigers, 8-5

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Buck Farmer kept throwing changeups to Mike Moustakas, and the Kansas City slugger eventually adjusted. “After the first three or four, I was starting to sit on it,” Moustakas said. “Finally, he ended up leaving one up, and I was able to ...

Did center honor racist demands?

ZEELAND, Mich. (AP) — A health care center in western Michigan is accused of agreeing to requests by patients for white-only caregivers. Six black certified nursing assistants filed a lawsuit April 11 against Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, where they all work or formerly ...

Michigan ‘Zoomobile’ takes animals on the road

By NICK BUCKLEY Battle Creek Enquirer AP Member Exchange BATTLE CREEK, Mich.— Children sat elbow-to-elbow on a crowded floor or sandwiched between bookshelves, hoping to catch a glimpse of the creatures encased and covered on the table in front of them. Spring break week meant the ...

State approves permits for energy turbines near Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials have approved an energy company’s request to build two natural-gas-fired turbines outside Detroit. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved a permit last week for DTE Energy Co. to construct the turbines in Dearborn, The Detroit ...

It’s (another) boy! Family with 13 sons gets No. 14

ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — There will be no shortage of hand-me-downs for this Michigan kid. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their 14th son on Wednesday, five days before he was due. They have no daughters. WOOD-TV reports that the boy weighs 8 ...