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Alex Avila lifts Tigers over Yankees

DETROIT — In his first big-league start, Tigers left-hander Kyle Lobstein held the Yankees to two runs (one earned) in six innings. He left with the score 2-2. It stayed there until the ninth, when Victor Martinez led off with a double through the Yankees’ shift and Alex Avila drove home pinch runner Bryan Holaday […]

Yankees tame Tigers’ offense in victory

DETROIT — After a solid outing on Tuesday to extend their winning streak to three games, the Detroit Tigers couldn’t keep things rolling against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, dropping the American League matchup, 8-4, at Comerica Park. Both sides were quiet until the top of the third inning when the Yankees unleashed their […]

Lions cut seven from roster

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions ended their kicking competition Monday, picking rookie seventh-rounder Nate Freese and waiving Giorgio Tavecchio. Tavecchio was the more consistent kicker in training camp, but he missed a 51-yard kick in Friday’s exhibition win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Freese made all three of his field goal attempts in preseason games, including […]

Lions impressed by Ryan Broyles

ALLEN PARK — He’s not quite as explosive as he used to be, three straight season-ending leg injuries made sure of that. But as he fights for a spot at the back of the Detroit Lions’ 53-man roster, Ryan Broyles is proving he’s still as reliable as they come. Broyles leads the Lions with eight […]