Greene hits longest home run against Ohtani in Tigers win over Angels – Monday Morning Sports Update

MLB – Major League Baseball
Yesterday
Detroit Tigers 4, Los Angeles Angels 0
Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Guardians, PPD
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Chicago Cubs 2

Tigers 4, Angels 0 – Rodriguez returns, helps Tigers to 4-0 win over Angels
Eduardo Rodriguez pitched five shutout innings in his return to the Tigers, helping Detroit to a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels. The Tigers’ Riley Greene had a 448-foot homer on the first pitch he saw from Angels starter Shohei Ohtani. It was the longest home run Ohtani has allowed in the majors. Ohtani left the game with a stomach virus after four innings. Rodriguez hadn’t pitched in the majors since suffering a rib-cage injury on May 18.

White Sox at Guardians, PPD – White Sox-Guardians rained out, makeup game on Sept. 15
The AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians and Chicago White Sox had their game postponed due to unplayable field conditions caused by early morning rain. No precipitation fell for more than three hours before the game was called following a delay of 2 hours, 56 minutes. Play never began as the groundskeepers kept the tarp on the infield from Saturday night. The game has been rescheduled for Sept. 15, a mutual off-day, at Progressive Field. It was the Guardians’ 12th postponement this season, 10 of them at home. Cleveland has played an MLB-high 10 doubleheaders. Four of Chicago’s five postponements in 2022 have been against Cleveland.

Brewers 5, Cubs 2 – Keston Hiura homers twice as Brewers beat Cubs 5-2
Keston Hiura homered twice and drove in three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 to salvage the finale of their weekend series. Rowdy Tellez also connected and Willy Adames hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly for Milwaukee, which had dropped three of four. The Brewers blew three one-run leads during a 6-5 loss to the Cubs in 11 innings on Saturday. Chicago wasted a stellar performance by Justin Steele, who struck out nine in six scoreless innings. Ian Happ and Seiya Suzuki homered, but the Cubs finished with just five hits. Chicago had won five in a row and nine of 12 overall.

Today
Chicago White Sox (Kopech 4-9) at Kansas City (Lynch 4-8), 2:10 p.m.
St. Louis (Montgomery 6-3) at Chicago Cubs (Smyly 5-6), 8:05 p.m.
Tigers are off

MLB – Plate discipline: MLB umps crack down on blocking home
A few close plays at the plate over the past couple weeks have infuriated MLB catchers. Cleveland’s Austin Hedges and San Diego’s Austin Nola tagged out runners at the plate, only to have the calls reversed after video review when umpires decided both catchers blocked the plate. It’s a difficult play for catchers, who aren’t allowed to block the plate without possession of the ball. It’s also a difficult play for umpires, who have to make a judgment call that’s got plenty of grey area.

NFL – National Football League – Preseason Week 2
Thursday
Chicago Bears 27, Seattle Seahawks 11

Saturday
Detroit Lions 27, Indianapolis Colts 26

Lions 27, Colts 26 – Igwebuike’s late TD, 2-point stop lead Lions past Indy 27-26
Godwin Igwebuike’s tiebreaking 2-yard run with 4:03 left led the Detroit Lions to a 27-26 victory at Indianapolis. The Colts could have won it with a 2-point conversion but Jack Coan’s pass fell incomplete with 38 seconds left. Detroit quarterbacks David Blough and Tim Boyle split the snaps as Jared Goff took the day off following two joint practices against the Colts earlier this week. Blough and Boyle each threw a TD pass. Coan, an undrafted rookie, closed it out with the 26-yard scoring pass to Samson Nacua but couldn’t convert on Indy’s final play.

Tonight
Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets, 8:00 p.m.

Golf – PGA – Patrick Cantlay wins another thriller at BMW Championship
Patrick Cantlay is a winner again at the BMW Championship in another thriller. The only difference this year is he won’t be going to the Tour Championship as the No. 1 seed with a two-shot head start. No matter. Cantlay took advantage of a great break on the 17th hole when his tee shot bounced over a bunker and into the fairway. That set up a short birdie and a one-shot lead. He made par on the last for a one-shot win over Scott Stallings. Masters champion Scottie Scheffler tied for third and moves back to the No. 1 seed.

Golf – Tom Weiskopf, major champion and golf course architect, dies
Major champion and golf course architect Tom Weiskopf has died of pancreatic cancer. His wife says Weiskopf died Saturday at their home in Big Sky, Montana. Weiskopf’s contributions to golf go far beyond his 16 PGA Tour wins and his British Open title at Troon in 1973. He was blunt and accurate when he worked as a TV analyst. And he was equally successful as a golf course architect. Weiskopf was diagnosed with cancer in December 2020. Laurie Weiskopf says he was still working on design projects in the week leading to his death. Tom Weiskopf was 79.

Golf – US Am – Bennett holds on and beats Carr to capture US Amateur
Texas A&M senior Sam Bennett won the U.S. Amateur on Sunday, building a 5-up lead over Ben Carr and holding on for a 1-up victory at Ridgewood Country Club. Bennett is No. 3 in the world amateur ranking and had to get past three straight players ranked in the top 10 to reach the championship match. Bennett was 3 up after the first 18 holes and won two more holes early in the afternoon to seize control. Needing to win the 18th to extend the match, Carr missed the fairway to the right and came up short. He chipped to 8 feet. Bennett was on the green and had two putts from 12 feet to win. He lagged it within inches.

NASCAR – Larson wins rain-delayed NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen
Kyle Larson beat Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott on a restart with five laps to go and won the weather-delayed NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday. Elliott had control of the race late, but a caution gave Larson a chance and he took advantage, moving Elliott to the left coming out of the first turn and pulling away for a weekend Xfinity-Cup sweep. AJ Allmendinger was second, Joey Logano third. Elliott fourth and Daniel Suárez fifth.

LLWS – Dad of injured Utah Little Leaguer hopeful of full recovery
The father of a Little League World Series player from Utah who seriously injured his head when he fell out of his top bunk in the dorms says there is a chance his son can make a full recovery. Jace Oliverson told The Associated Press on Sunday night that his 12-year-old-son, Easton, was expected to fly back Tuesday to Utah and will remain in a hospital closer to home. Easton Oliverson, a pitcher and outfielder for the Snow Canyon team out of Santa Clara, Utah, suffered the injury Monday. Jace Oliverson says he’s grateful that his son is still alive. Oliverson says doctors told him at one point there was no chance his son would survive.

FIFA – Qatar detains workers protesting late pay before World Cup
An advocacy group says Qatar arrested at least 60 foreign workers who protested going months without their pay and deported some of them. The incident comes just three months before Doha hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The move comes as Qatar faces intense international scrutiny over its labor practices ahead of the tournament. Qatar, like other Gulf Arab nations, heavily relies on foreign labor. Qatar’s government acknowledged that “a number of protesters were detained for breaching public safety laws.” However, it declined to offer any information about the arrests or any deportations. It said it was investigating the firm involved and planned to settle workers’ salaries.

MILB – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
Lake County Captains 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 4 – Completion of Saturday’s game
Lake County Captains 6, West Michigan Whitecaps 3
South Bend Cubs 4, Beloit Sky Carp 3
Lansing Lugnuts 11, Great Lakes Loons 7

Tonight
No games tonight

MHSAA – High School Sports
Today
Boys Soccer
Edwardsburg at Bangor, 6:00 p.m.
Watervliet at Schoolcraft, 5:00 p.m.
Allegan at Coloma, 6:00 p.m.
Saugatuck at Bridgman, 5:00 p.m.
Niles at Hartford, 5:00 p.m.
Berrien Springs at Howardsville Christian, 5:00 p.m.
South Haven at Constantine, 5:30 p.m.
Three Rivers at Cassopolis, 5:00 p.m.
Lawton at Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m.
Plainwell at Dowagiac, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Kalamazoo Christian, 5:00 p.m.
Otsego at Gull Lake, 6:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Pennfield at Vicksburg, 6:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Central at Harper Creek, 6:00 p.m.

Volleyball
Gobles at Allegan, 6:00 p.m.
Buchanan at Cassopolis, 7:00 p.m.

Vicksburg Invitational, 4:00 p.m.
St. Joseph, Lakeshore, Dowagiac, Martin, Lawton, Niles, Brandywine, Vicksburg

Boys Tennis
North Muskegon at Allegan, 4:00 p.m.

Girls Golf
SMAC West at Mattawan, 2:30 p.m.      (Lake Cora Hills GC, Paw Paw)