Wednesday Morning Sports Report


Houston 6, Tigers 3
George Springer, Jose Altuve and Martín Maldonado homered to lead Houston to a 6-3 victory over the Tigers.
An early offensive surge did Detroit in as the Astros scored five of their six runs in the first 2 innings against Spencer Turnbull.
Turnbull allowed six hits and five runs in three innings, losing his eighth straight decision.
Victor Reyes hit his first career leadoff homer for the Tigers.
It was the second straight night the Tigers lost despite finishing with more hits than Houston. Detroit had 10 hits, but was 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position and left nine batters stranded as the team dropped its fourth straight.

Cubs 5, San Francisco 3
Cole Hamels pitched six innings for his first win in two months, leading the Cubs to a 5-3 victory over San Francisco. Anthony Rizzo went 3-3 at the plate including two home runs. Nicholas Castellanos also went deep as Chicago earned its third straight victory.
St. Louis also won, so the Cubs remain a half game behind the Cardinals in the NL Central.

Minnesota 14, White Sox 4
Nelson Cruz homered and drove in three runs on four hits for Minnesota in his second game back from a wrist injury, yet another powerful performance at the plate by the 39-year-old designated hitter for the Twins in a 14-4 victory over the White Sox. Max Kepler hit a two-run homer to stay one ahead of Cruz for the team lead. With the game tied at three, the Twins scored four runs in the 5th inning and then seven in the 8th. Reynaldo Lopez suffered the loss, allowing seven runs on six hits over 6 innings.

White Sox at Minnesota, 1:10
Tigers at Houston, 8:10 (live on 106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports beginning at 7:45)
San Francisco at Cubs, 8:05


South Bend 4, Great Lakes 3
Lake County 3, West Michigan 0
Dayton 7, Lansing 2
Lansing at South Bend, 7:05
West Michigan at Great Lakes, 7:05


Cubs reliever Steve Cishek has been activated after spending time on the injured list due to left hip inflammation. Infielder David Bote was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday to make room for Cishek, who is 3-5 with seven saves and a 3.58 ERA in 54 games this year.


Former Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters has been named the starter for the season opener Aug. 31 at home against Akron. Peters, a graduate transfer, is a former Mr. Football in Indiana who played 10 games with four starts at Michigan, passing for 680 yards and four touchdowns. He beat out freshman Isaiah Williams, sophomore Matt Robinson and redshirt freshman Coran Taylor for the starting job.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence highlights The Associated Press preseason All-America team. He has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers on the first team with him. Lawrence, the first freshman to quarterback to lead a team to a national championship in more than 30 years, was joined on the first-team offense by Clemson running back Travis Etienne. Tigers linebacker Isaiah Simmons made the first-team defense. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa heads the second team.


A jury has acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves of sexual assault and other charges.
The verdict Tuesday by the jury in Cleaves’ hometown of Flint comes nearly four years after a then-24-year-old woman accused Cleaves of sexually assaulting her in a Flint area motel room.
Cleaves led Michigan State to the NCAA basketball championship in 2000 and played for four NBA teams.


Andrew Luck will miss another week of practice as he continues recovering from a lower left leg injury. He last practiced July 28. The Colts already had said the injury probably would keep Luck out of the entire preseason. He was initially diagnosed with a strained calf and has only participated in three practices since January _ none of those coming in full team drills.


A judge has set a May 5 trial date for the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the women’s national team against U.S. Soccer, just over 2 ½ months before the Tokyo Olympics.
The players sued U.S. Soccer in March, alleging institutionalized gender discrimination that includes inequitable compensation when compared with their counterparts on the men’s national team. The federation claims that compensation for each team is the result of separate collective bargaining agreements, and that the pay structures are different as a result.


Lakeshore 2, Edwardsburg 1
Michigan Lutheran 4, Brandywine 2
Covert 5, Kalamazoo Christian 0
Kalamazoo Central 2, Coldwater 0
Plainwell 8, Parchment 0


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