MLB – Major League Baseball
New York Yankees 6, Detroit Tigers 2
Chicago White Sox 10, Baltimore Orioles 5
Chicago Cubs 3, Milwaukee Brewers 2
Yankees 6, Tigers 2 – Yankees end 10-series winless streak and beat Tigers 6-2 as Torres homers
The New York Yankees ended a 10-series winless streak as Gleyber Torres homered for the third straight game in a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. DJ LaMahieu and Giancarlo Stanton also homered for the Yankees, who have won the first three games of the four-game set. They hadn’t won a series since sweeping three games from Kansas City from July 21-23 and hadn’t taken a road series since winning two of three at Oakland from June 27-29. Stanton reached 20 homers for the 12th time in 14 seasons.
White Sox 10, Orioles 5 – Gibson yields 3 HRs as first-place Orioles blow 4-run lead and fall to White Sox 10-5
The Chicago White Sox hit three home runs off 13-game winner Kyle Gibson to rally from an early four-run deficit and beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-5 to avoid a three-game sweep. Anthony Santander homered for the AL East-leading Orioles, who led 4-0 in the first inning Wednesday before fading to their third loss in 12 games. Luis Robert Jr. hit his 35th home run in the third inning to put Chicago ahead for good. Andrew Vaughn and Óscar Colás also went deep for the White Sox, who were outscored 18-3 in the first two games of the series. Gibson allowed seven runs and nine hits over 4 1/3 innings.
Cubs 3, Brewers 2 – Cody Bellinger’s ricochet infield single sparks Cubs over Brewers 3-2
Cody Bellinger drove in the tiebreaking run with a ricochet infield single in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat Milwaukee 3-2 to pull within three games of the first-place Brewers in the NL Central. Bellinger’s sharply hit ball up the middle glanced off the right ankle or foot of reliever Joel Payamps and to third baseman Andruw Monasterio. Bellinger beat out Monasterio’s throw, allowing Mike Tauchman to score from third. It was Chicago’s third and final hit of the game. After dropping the first game of the series Monday, the Cubs came back to take the next two with solid pitching and defense.
N.Y. Yankees (Schmidt 8-8) at Detroit (Manning 5-4), 1:10 p.m. News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 12:45
Cubs and White Sox are off
NCAAFB – College Football – Week 1
St. Francis (PA) at Western Michigan, 7:00 p.m.
NCAAFB – Big Ten is ready for maximum exposure with games on NBC, CBS and Fox
Big Ten football is used to grabbing the spotlight on Saturdays during the fall. However, it is putting a new spin on maximum exposure and going prime time. The Big Ten’s seven-year deal with Fox, CBS and NBC begins this week, marking the first time a college conference sold its rights to three broadcast networks. NBC’s “Big Ten Saturday Night” also gives the conference its first weekly prime-time package on a broadcast network. The first game is Saturday when No. 7 Penn State hosts West Virginia. Even though there is an increased focus on streaming, 27 of the 30 most-watched college football games last year were on one of the four broadcast networks.
NCAAFB – No. 13 Notre Dame is hoping to keep its revamped offense chugging in Week 2
Notre Dame’s new-look offense is off to a fast start. The Fighting Irish still relied on a run-first approach in a 42-3 rout of Navy, producing 191 yards and two scores on 32 carries. What’s different is Notre Dame was equally proficient through the air. New quarterback Sam Hartman went 19 of 23 for 251 yards and tied a school record for a starting debut with four touchdown passes. Tennessee State coach Eddie George, the 1995 Heisman Trophy winner, says he thinks Notre Dame could make college football’s four-team playoff with quarterback Sam Hartman.
WNBA – WNBA says playoff teams would have to fly commercially under certain scenarios
The WNBA’s pledge to provide private planes for all postseason air travel has a few caveats, according to a memo sent to teams this week. The memo, obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday night, outlined certain scenarios under which teams would have to fly commercially. It specified that teams can’t take charter flights for multiple trips in between playoff rounds. That scenario would affect a lower-seeded team that sweeps its first-round series. The team would then have to choose whether to charter directly to the next playoff site or charter home and fly commercially to the site.
NCAAVB – Nebraska volleyball stadium draws 92,003 to set women’s attendance record
The University of Nebraska laid claim to the world record for largest attendance at a women’s sporting event with 92,003 filling Memorial Stadium for the Cornhuskers’ volleyball match against Omaha. The university took aim at the record last spring when it announced it would hold a daylong celebration of a sport that enjoys immense popularity in this state of fewer than 2 million. The event began with an exhibition between in-state Division II powers Nebraska-Kearney and Wayne State and was followed by the Huskers’ three-set sweep of Omaha in a regular-season match. The previous attendance record was 91,648, set during a soccer match in Spain last year.
NFL Preview – Lions favored to win NFC North, hoping to end 3-decade division drought
The Detroit Lions are favored to win the NFC North, hoping to end a three-decade drought without a division title. The Lions haven’t been in the playoffs since 2016 and have only one postseason victory since winning the 1957 NFL title. With a potent offense and improved defense, one of the league’s historically bad franchises is expected to have success. Detroit closed last season with eight wins in its last 10 games and had a winning season for the first time since 2017, then addressed needs in free agency and the draft to generate relatively high hopes.
NFL Preview – Bears counting on Fields to deliver with arm
The Chicago Bears have just about nowhere to go but up after finishing with the worst record in the NFL last season. How high they climb largely hinges on how big a step quarterback Justin Fields takes in his third year. Fields dazzled running the ball last season and just missed the single-season rushing record for a quarterback. But he needs to progress as a passer. The Bears made a huge trade for a top receiver when they sent the No. 1 pick in the draft to Carolina for DJ Moore. They also added to their offensive line, drafting tackle Darnell Wright with the No. 10 overall pick and signing former Tennessee Titans guard Nate Davis. The Bears also added to their defense by signing linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards and veteran edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue.
NCAAMBB – MSU, Tennessee exhibition hoops game to benefit Maui wildfire charity
Michigan State and Tennessee will meet in an exhibition basketball game to raise money for relief efforts in the aftermath of the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century. Michigan State announced Wednesday that it will play the Volunteers on Oct. 29 at the Breslin Center. All proceeds will be given to the Hawai’i Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund. Maui’s historic seaside community of Lahaina was devasted by a wildfire, leaving more than 100 dead and an unknown number of people missing. It is unclear what the status is of this season’s Maui Invitational.
MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Fort Wayne 3, South Bend 2
Great Lakes 11, Dayton 1
West Michigan 5, Lansing 3
South Bend Cubs at Fort Wayne Wizards, 7:05 p.m.
Dayton Dragons at Great Lakes Loons, 7:05 p.m.
West Michigan Whitecaps at Lansing Lugnuts, 7:05 p.m.
MHSAA – St. Joe game against Henry Ford cancelled as Ford forfeits
Tonight’s game between Detroit Henry Ford and St. Joseph has been cancelled as Detroit Henry Ford has forfeited the game. Tonight was to be the Bears home opener this season, but issues within the program at Henry Ford caused them to forfeit the game. St. Joe will now have their first home game next Friday against Kalamazoo Central. It’s St. Joe’s first forfeit win since 2004 when Battle Creek Lakeview had for forfeit a game they had previously won, but used an ineligible player and had to vacate the win.
MHSAA – High School Sports
Portage Central 1, St. Joseph 0
Lakeshore 1, Kalamazoo Central 0
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 3, Mattawan 3 – TIE
Gull Lake 5, Portage Northern 0
Battle Creek Lakeview 5, Battle Creek Central 0
Berrien Springs 1, Brandywine 0
Bangor 3, Bloomingdale 1
Hartford 9, Comstock 1
Bridgman 2, Watervliet 0
Fennville 4, Constantine 0
Kalamazoo Christian 6, Schoolcraft 1
Kalamazoo Hackett 9, Parchment 1
Edwardsburg 8, Cassopolis 0
Marshall 1, Vicksburg 1 – TIE
New Buffalo 3, Michigan Lutheran 2
Bangor 3, Fennville 2
St. Joseph 8, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 0
Football (all games start at 7:00 p.m.)
St. Joseph (1-1) over Det. Henry Ford (0-2), forfeit
Niles (1-0) at Lakeshore (0-1)
Constantine (1-0) at Benton Harbor (0-1)
Coloma (0-1) at Buchanan (0-1) Galien Tribute Game
Brandywine (0-1) at Cassopolis (0-1)
Watervliet (1-0) at Dowagiac (0-1)
GR Forest Hills Eastern (1-0) at South Haven (1-0)
Paw Paw (1-0) at Berrien Springs (0-1)
Otsego (0-1) at Kalamazoo United (1-0)
Coldwater (0-1) at Plainwell (0-1)
Vicksburg (0-1) at Gull Lake (1-0)
Adrian (1-0) at Three Rivers (0-1)
Schoolcraft (1-0) at Centreville (0-1)
Allegan (1-0) at Comstock (0-1)
Decatur (1-0) at Jackson Lumen Christi (1-0)
Galesburg-Augusta (0-1) at White Pigeon (1-0)
Delton-Kellogg (1-0) at Parchment (1-0)
Lakeview (0-1) at Saugatuck (1-0)
Marshall (0-1) at Mattawan (0-1)
Holland West Ottawa (0-1) at Portage Northern (1-0)
Kalamazoo Central (0-0) at Sturgis (1-0)
Portage Central (1-0) at GR Forest Hills Central (1-0)
Battle Creek Lakeview (0-1) at Grand Ledge (1-0)
Loy Norrix (0-0) at GR Ottawa Hills (0-1)
Twin Cities Sharks (1-0) at Bridgman (1-0)
Red Arrow Raiders (1-0) at Fennville (0-1)
Bloomingdale (0-1) at Eau Claire (0-1)
Marcellus (1-0) at Vermontville Maple Valley (1-0)
Our Lady of the Lake at Covert, 5:30 p.m.
New Buffalo at Howardsville Christian, 5:00 p.m.
Buchanan at Dowagiac, 4:30 p.m.
Hartford at Muskegon West Michigan Christian, 7:45 p.m.
Allegan at Delton-Kellogg, 6:30 p.m.
River Valley at Howardsville Christian, 6:30 p.m.
South Haven at Bridgman, 4:30 p.m.