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Michigan Sports

Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions playing catch-up in NFC North

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The hit HBO show “Game of Thrones” that racked up a record 32 Emmy nominations became such a cultural force that it even unintentionally spawned a slogan for one of the NFL’s most tradition-rich divisions. “Defend the North” was a familiar ...

Ex-Michigan Wolverine Chad Henne out indefinitely for Kansas City Chiefs

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs lost backup quarterback Chad Henne to a broken ankle that will require surgery, and they quickly signed veteran Matt Moore on Monday to provide depth behind starter Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs have two other ...

Cron, Schoop power Twins to 7-4 win over Tigers

By TYLER MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first-place Minnesota Twins didn't get many hits off Detroit starter Matthew Boyd, but they certainly made them count. C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop homered, MartÌn PÈrez pitched six solid innings and Minnesota beat the last-place ...

Houston Astros crack 3 homers in 6-3 win over Detroit Tigers

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON — Houston’s win over Detroit on was tempered by news that shortstop Carlos Correa and starter Aaron Sanchez are both heading to the injured list. George Springer, Jose Altuve and Marti n Maldonado homered to lead the Astros to a 6-3 ...

14 hits go for naught in Detroit Tigers’ 5-4 loss at Houston

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON — The Houston Astros allowed 14 hits on Monday night against the Detroit Tigers. They were able to escape with a win despite all the traffic on the bases by making big pitches when it mattered most. Yuli Gurriel had two hits and drove in two runs ...

Tampa Bay Rays’ walkoff single beats Detroit Tigers for 2nd straight day

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Ji-Man Choi raised his arms into the air as he saw his game-winning hit clear the infield. There was good reason to celebrate after the Tampa Bay Rays kept themselves in the AL’s second wild-card spot and avoided a series loss to the woeful ...

Norris gets the start for Tigers in series opener against Rays

By The Associated Press Detroit Tigers (36-82, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (71-51, second in the AL East) St. Petersburg, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Daniel Norris (3-10, 4.94 ERA) Rays: Charlie Morton (13-4, 2.90 ERA) LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 ...

Seager’s 3 RBIs lead Mariners over Tigers, 7-2

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Seattle Mariners overcame a slow start and found a way to get past the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Kyle Seager drove in three runs, including two in a three-run third inning, and the Mariners topped the Tigers with a 7-2 victory. "I don't ...