Jake Rogers has a pair of home runs as Tigers beat Texas 2-1 – Tuesday Morning Sports Update

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MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Detroit Tigers 2, Texas Rangers 1
Cubs and White Sox were off

Tigers 2, Rangers 1 – Texas native Jake Rogers homers twice and Detroit Tigers beat Rangers 2-1
Jake Rogers homered twice, including a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 to get back to .500. A West Texas native who lives in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Rogers hit a two-out homer in the third against Nathan Eovaldi and a 1-1 cut fastball from José Leclerc just inside the left field foul pole with two outs in the eighth. Beau Brieske struck out four in three scoreless innings, allowing Ezequiel Durán’s two-out double in the ninth before retiring Leody Taveras on a flyout.  Detroit’s Justyn-Henry Malloy made his major league debut at designated hitter after his contract was selected from Triple-A Toledo. Malloy went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. His first at-bat was a flyout to the right-center warning track.

Tonight
Detroit (Flaherty 2-4) at Texas (Dunning 4-3), 8:05 p.m.            News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 7:40
Chicago White Sox (Flexen 2-5) at Chicago Cubs (Imanaga 5-1), 8:05 p.m.

MLB – Jim Leyland’s No. 10 to be retired by Detroit Tigers on Aug. 3
Jim Leyland’s No. 10 will be retired by the Detroit Tigers during a ceremony on Aug. 3. His will be the 10th number retired by the team. The 79-year-old Leyland will be inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame next month, the 23rd manager in the hall. He won 1,769 regular-season games over 22 seasons, leading the Tigers to a 700-597 record from 2006-13 and a pair of American League pennants in 2006 and 2012. His wins are third among Detroit managers, trailing Sparky Anderson’s 1,331 and Hughie Jennings’s 1,131.

MLB – MLB player Tucupita Marcano faces possible lifetime ban for alleged baseball bets
San Diego Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano is under investigation by Major League Baseball for allegedly betting on baseball and could be subject to a lifetime ban, according to a person familiar with the probe. MLB is looking into allegations Marcano bet on games involving the Pittsburgh Pirates while on the team’s injured list last season, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. Marcano, 24, has not played since tearing his right ACL last July 24. He was claimed by the Padres off waivers on Nov. 2 and placed on the 10-day injured list March 19.

MLB – Ippei Mizuhara, ex-interpreter for Shohei Ohtani, expected to enter guilty plea
The ex-interpreter for Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani is scheduled to plead guilty to bank and tax fraud in a sports betting case. Ippei Mizuhara is expected to admit to stealing nearly $17 million from the Japanese baseball player. Tuesday’s change-of-plea hearing in federal court in Santa Ana, California, occurs as the Dodgers begin a three-game series in Pittsburgh. The gambling scandal shocked baseball fans from Japan to the U.S. and ratcheted up a media frenzy that’s ever-present around Ohtani. Authorities say there was no evidence Ohtani was involved in or aware of Mizuhara’s gambling, and the player cooperated with investigators.

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Tonight
New York Liberty at Chicago Sky, 8:00 p.m.

Chicago Sports Network set to air Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox games
A new network is launching to carry games from three Chicago pro teams, the Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox. The Chicago Sports Network will launch in October across multiple platforms. The network said it will air more than 300 live Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox games annually and include pre- and postgame coverage while showing 24-hour-a-day multisport programming. A joint venture among the three teams and Standard Media, CHSN will broadcast from studios located in both Chicago’s United Center and Guaranteed Rate Field.  Pending league approvals, CHSN will reach most of Illinois, as well as parts of Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Golf – PGA – Miles Russell to make PGA Tour debut as 15-year-old amateur in Detroit
Fifteen-year-old Miles Russell has accepted a sponsor exemption to make his PGA Tour debut at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The Florida teen became the youngest player in Korn Ferry Tour history to make a cut in April. Rickie Fowler will try to defend his Rocket Mortgage Classic title at the Detroit Golf Club starting June 27. Russell shot a 5-under 66 in April at the Lecom Suncoast Classic in Florida to make the cut on the PGA Tour’s developmental circuit. The high school freshman from Jacksonville Beach has been taking online classes since the eighth grade.

NCAAFB – Saban, Meyer, Donald and Te’o debut on College Football Hall of Fame ballot
Nick Saban and Urban Meyer are up for election to the College Football Hall of Fame for the first time. Among the players appearing on the ballot for the first time is former Pitt defensive lineman Aaron Donald, who retired earlier this year after 10 NFL seasons. Other first-timers include 2012 Heisman runner-up Manti Te’o from Notre Dame and 2009 Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram from Alabama. Saban, who retired in January, won seven national titles, including six at Alabama. Meyer won three at Florida and Ohio State. The next College Football Hall of Fame class will be announced in January.

NCAAFB – Penn State found ‘friction’ between coach James Franklin, team doctor
An internal review by Penn State in 2019 found evidence of “friction” between football coach James Franklin and a now-former team doctor. However, it could not determine whether Franklin violated NCAA rules or Big Ten standards by interfering with medical decisions. The 15-page document from Penn State’s office of ethics and compliance was obtained by The Associated Press. Last week, a Pennsylvania jury awarded $5.25 million to Dr. Scott Lynch after he won a lawsuit against the hospital that employs him. The report left undetermined if actions by Franklin or anyone else at Penn State broke rules. It recommended further inquiry.

Tennis – Novak Djokovic wins his record 370th Slam match but isn’t sure he can continue
Novak Djokovic played through a painful right knee with the help of medicine and come back to beat No. 23 Francisco Cerundolo 6-1, 5-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the French Open’s fourth round for his record 370th win in a Grand Slam match. Djokovic said after Monday’s victory that he is not sure if he can play in the quarterfinals because of his knee. He is the defending champion at Roland Garros. He broke a tie with Roger Federer for the most match wins at major tournaments — and also for the most Slam quarterfinals for a man by reaching the 59th of his career.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
No games last night

Tonight
Cedar Rapids Kernels at Great Lakes Loons, 7:05 p.m.
Lansing Lugnuts at Dayton Dragons, 7:05 p.m.
West Michigan Whitecaps at South Bend Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

MHSAA – Michigan High School Athletic Association
Yesterday
Baseball – District Finals
Division 2 at Otsego
Gull Lake 8, Otsego 2

Division 2 at Holland Christian
Holland Christian 12, South Haven 2

Division 3 at Bloomingdale
Holland Black River 3, Bangor 2 – 8 Innings

Division 3 at Coloma
Watervliet 3, Schoolcraft 2

Softball – District Finals
Division 2 at Lakeshore
St. Joseph 3, Lakeshore 0

Division 3 at Watervliet
Coloma 11, Hartford 6

Today
Girls Soccer – Regional Semifinals
Division 1 at Hudsonville
Portage Central vs. Caledonia, 5:00 p.m.
Midland Dow vs. Grand Haven, 7:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Gull Lake
Lakeshore vs. Mason, 5:00 p.m.
Gull Lake vs. Holland Christian, 7:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Grand Rapids South Christian
Three Rivers vs. GR South Christian, 5:00 p.m.
Hudsonville Unity Christian vs. GR Catholic Central, 7:00 p.m.

Division 4 at Portage Northern
Calhoun Christian vs. Kalamazoo Christian, 5:00 p.m.
Our Lady of the Lake vs. Grandville Calvin Christian, 7:00 p.m.