Michigan Sports

Bradley has RBI double in debut, Indians top Tigers 8-3

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Bobby Bradley doubled and drove in a run in his first major league plate appearance and the Cleveland Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with an 8-3 victory on Sunday afternoon. Bradley, who leads the International ...

Michigan coach helped build Vandy program he’s out to beat

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin gets right to the point when he discusses his protege, Erik Bakich. He's proud of him. He's impressed with what he has accomplished at Michigan. He's his biggest fan. Now he wants to beat him. Corbin's ...

Reynolds caps comeback with 3-run blast, Pirates beat Tigers

By WES CROSBY Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to complete the Pirates' rally from a six-run deficit, and Pittsburgh beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7 on Wednesday night. With the Pirates trailing 7-5, Reynolds sent a knuckle curve from ...

Brazdeikis wrapping up pre-draft whirlwind

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer With only a few days remaining before the NBA draft, Iggy Brazdeikis enjoyed a reunion of sorts when he worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That meant a chance to catch up with John Beilein. "It was so cool. It honestly kind of felt like home, seeing him ...

Tigers slip by sloppy Pirates 5-4, snap 4-game losing streak

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos trotted home when a potential double play in the eighth turned into an RBI fielder's choice thanks to some indecisiveness by Pittsburgh second baseman Adam Frazier, allowing the Detroit Tigers to edge the Pirates 5-4 on ...

Tigers take 4-game slide into matchup with Pirates

By The Associated Press Detroit Tigers (25-43, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (32-39, fifth in the AL Central) Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Daniel Norris (2-5, 4.52 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 54 strikeouts) Pirates: Mitch Keller (0-1, 15.43 ERA, 3.00 ...

Bauer pitches 1st shutout as a pro, Indians beat Tigers 8-0, sweep series

DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Bauer has accomplished a lot of things in his career, but there was one box he wasn’t able to check off until Sunday in Detroit. Bauer pitched his first shutout as a pro, ending the longest winless streak of his career as the Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 8-0 ...

Detroit Lions trade tight end Michael Roberts to New England

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions traded tight end Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft pick. Detroit made the move Thursday, creating an open roster spot. ESPN reported the Lions may get a seventh-round selection for Roberts in 2020. Roberts became ...

No obstacle too big for Michigan Wolverines baseball team

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer ANN ARBOR — Forget all the big-picture reasons why Michigan shouldn’t be able to make the College World Series — the location, the cold weather, the travel. As the NCAA Tournament was approaching, these Wolverines had more immediate problems. “We ...

Katherine Perry, Jenny Shin tied atop LPGA Meijer Classic in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Katherine Perry and Jenny Shin shared the lead at 6-under 66 when first-round play in the rain-delayed Meijer LPGA Classic was suspended because of darkness Thursday night. Playing in the second group of the day off the first tee, Perry had eight birdies and two bogeys at ...

Tigers edge Royals 3-2 before teams head to Omaha

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brandon Dixon broke an eighth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly that sent the Detroit Tigers past the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night. Miguel Cabrera also had a sacrifice fly for the Tigers, and Ronny Rodriguez hit an RBI double. Jorge Soler drove in both ...

Speedy Kansas City Royals rally late to beat Detroit Tigers, 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi and Terrance Gore used their speed to help the Kansas City Royals rally for a win. Mondesi and Jorge Soler had consecutive one-out doubles in the eighth inning to tie it, and pinch-runner Gore stole third and scored the go-ahead run on Cheslor ...

College World Series field set including Michigan

(AP) — The Southeastern Conference flexed its baseball muscles Monday, with Auburn and Arkansas posting blowout wins in the deciding games of their super regionals and giving their league a record-tying four teams in the College World Series. Auburn scored 13 runs in the top of the first ...

Detroit Lions sign quarterback David Fales, cut Connor Cook

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback David Fales and waived quarterback Connor Cook. Detroit also added offensive lineman Luke Bowanko and released safety David Jones on Monday. Fales replaces Cook as a backup candidate behind Matthew Stafford and Tom Savage. Fales, ...

Michigan NASCAR race postponed until today

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The break in NASCAR’s Cup Series schedule will have to wait at least an extra day. Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway was postponed because of rain. It was rescheduled for 5 p.m. today, the second time in just over a month that a Cup race has been ...

Michigan Wolverines advance to College World Series by beating No. 1 UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michigan is headed to the College World Series for the first time in 35 years after eliminating the nation’s top program. Ako Thomas drove in two runs with a single and Tommy Henry pitched seven solid innings to propel the Wolverines to a 4-2 victory over UCLA on Sunday ...