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Seventh-inning update: Tigers 3, Astros 2

Seventh-inning update: Tigers 3, Astros 2

The Detroit Tigers lead the Houston Astros, 3-2, after six innings on Friday, May 22. DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler made a costly error in the top half of the third, but the Detroit Tigers have been able to make up for it since. The Tigers lead the American League West-leading Houston Astros, 3-2, after six innings Friday at Comerica Park. A three-run home run by J.D. Martinez in the bottom half of the third erased a two-run deficit, after Jose Iglesias and Anthony Gose led off the inning with back-to-back singles. Houston starter Collin McHugh was able to get Kinsler...
Still time to sign up for Memorial Day Wins for Warriors 9K

Still time to sign up for Memorial Day Wins for Warriors 9K

DETROIT >> There’s still time to sign up for the Wins for Warriors 9K. Online registration for the race — which will be held in downtown Detroit and finish at home plate at Comerica Park — goes through noon on Saturday, but participants can register the day of the race, on Memorial Day. Partnering with Opportunity Detroit, Justin Verlander’s Wins for Warriors program, which provides mental health support for veterans an their families, set up the race as another way to raise money for the benefit of servicemen and women. And it’s a program is close to Verlander’s heart, having...
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Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus says major league pitchers should have help in gripping baseball

Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus says major league pitchers should have help in gripping baseball

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus can to the defense of suspended Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith on Friday. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus can to the defense of suspended Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith on Friday. Smith was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball after he was ejected from Thursday's game against the Atlanta Braves for having a foreign substance on his right forearm. He said it was sunscreen and rosin to help grip the ball better in the cool and windy conditions in Atlanta. "Honestly, I feel like we should have...
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Live updates: Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros (chat)

Live updates: Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros (chat)

Live updates and in-game chat during the Detroit Tigers-Houston Astros game on Friday, May 22. FREQUENTLY REFRESH this page for the latest. If you're viewing this on our mobile app, click here for updates and to comment. // // ]]> Who: Detroit Tigers (25-17, 2nd in AL Central) at vs. Houston Astros (27-15, 1st in AL West).When: 7:08 p.m. (ET)Where: Comerica ParkTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket, Detroit Tigers radio network and Sirius XM Ch. 211Line: Tigers -113Twitter: Follow Chris Iott and Aaron McMann The Detroit Tigers look to make it...
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander to throw simulated game; Victor Martinez working out in Orlando

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander to throw simulated game; Victor Martinez working out in Orlando

Verlander threw a bullpen session Thursday and will throw a simulated game Tuesday in Oakland. DETROIT -- Bruce Rondon feels good and will throw again Sunday. Justin Verlander will throw a simulated game Tuesday. Victor Martinez is going through rehabilitation in Orlando. And Alex Avila's knee is feeling better. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus gave updates on those four injured players -- all of whom are on the disabled list -- on Friday afternoon prior to his team's game against the Houston Astros. Rondon felt good after throwing 22 pitches in two-thirds of...

Mike Babcock praises Jeff Blashill, his certain successor as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings

Red Wings not expected to make Blashill's hiring official until after Griffins' AHL playoff run.
Grand Rapids Press 5 hours ago
Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis to bat seventh, serve as designated hitter in second game of series

Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis to bat seventh, serve as designated hitter in second game of series

Anthony Gose will lead off and start in center field. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will likely have the fastest designated hitter of any team that has one in its lineup tonight. Rajai Davis will bat seventh and serve as the designated hitter tonight as the Tigers play the second game of their three-game series against the Houston Astros. Anthony Gose will lead off and start in center field. Houston AstrosPitcher: RH Collin McHugh Detroit Tigers1. Anthony Gose, CF2. Ian Kinsler, 2B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. J.D. Martinez, RF5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF6. Nick...
Illinois safety Kenney Lyke picks Michigan State over Notre Dame and Baylor

Illinois safety Kenney Lyke picks Michigan State over Notre Dame and Baylor

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Grand Rapids Press 6 hours ago
Blood test pending for U-M football staffer Jim Minick in drunken driving case

Blood test pending for U-M football staffer Jim Minick in drunken driving case

Police on Friday said they are still waiting for blood test results before prosecutors can authorize any drunken driving charges against suspended University of Michigan football staffer Jim Minick.
Grand Rapids Press 7 hours ago
Detroit Pistons notes: Orlando summer league set; BINGO gets $75,000 contribution

Detroit Pistons notes: Orlando summer league set; BINGO gets $75,000 contribution

The Pistons open summer league with a Fourth of July game against one of the host's two teams; Tom and Holly Gores and the Come Together Foundation give youth a boost.

Desire for different challenge led to Mike Babcock's 'gut-wrenching' decision to leave Red Wings

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Michigan State recruitment of 4-star DT involves former ringleader of 'Spartan Savage Squad'

Michigan State recruitment of 4-star DT involves former ringleader of 'Spartan Savage Squad'

Enoch Smith Jr. and Messiah deWeaver have been working to convince Naquan Jones to commit to Michigan State.
Grand Rapids Press 9 hours ago
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Alfredo Simon on the mound against AL West-best Houston Astros

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Alfredo Simon on the mound against AL West-best Houston Astros

After losing three straight to start the week, the Tigers have now won back-to-back games after salvaging the series against Milwaukee on Wednesday and clipping the Houston Astros in extra innings on Thursday. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (25-17, 2nd in AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (27-15, 1st in AL West)When: 7:08 p.m.Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Chris Iott and Aaron McMann STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersAlfredo Simon (4-2, 3.04 ERA)Lifetime vs....
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Live chat: Join Brendan F. Quinn to talk Michigan sports at noon

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An emotional Mike Babcock thanks Detroit Red Wings during farewell address

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