Detroit Pro Sports
"It's pretty amazing," rookie defenseman Chad Billins said of the large turnout for Wednesday's championship victory celebration at Van Andel Arena. "It's why you play here, and the community has been supporting us all year.
Grand Rapids Griffins partied with fans Wednesday night after arriving home from Syracuse, where they clinched the Calder Cup with Tuesday's 5-2 win.
Jim Leyland: "I'm still going to use Valverde. I just don't think you discard him just yet. I think you still have to give him the opportunity to see if he can anymore or he can't. I think you have to figure that out."
Matt Tuiasosopo is a pinch-hitting machine. Batting for Don Kelly in the sixth, Tuiasosopo laced a two-run double to center on the sixth pitch of his at-bat.
Alvarez pitched well in one previous start in place of Sanchez. He allowed one run one three hits and one walk while striking out seven on June 9 in a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians.
The Lions have young stars Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford and Ndamukong Suh, but still rank behind Miami and Minnesota over the next three years, ESPN says.
Chris Davis entered the game with 24 home runs. Taylor Teagarden had one hit. Both hit big home runs off Porcello in a six-run fourth inning for the Orioles.
More specifics for a new, 18,000-seat, state-of-the-art Detroit Red Wings arena and accompanying entertainment district were revealed at a Downtown Development Authority meeting Wednesday.
DETROIT, MI - The Downtown Development Authority is expected to make a "significant vote" at its 2 p.m. meeting Wednesday, and there is speculation that it could concern plans for a $650 million Detroit Red Wings arena and entertainment district....
Rick Porcello and the Detroit Tigers looks to take the rubber match in the final game of their three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles this afternoon at Comerica Park.
Jim Leyland said he considered giving Avisail Garcia or Matt Tuiasosopo a start today, but wanted to play the splits with right-hander Chris Tillman on the mound for Baltimore.
The 6-foot-7 Clyburn, who was a role player at Southfield High School, spent time at three different colleges -- and now has a shot at the NBA.