State Sports Archive

Six-run first lifts Tigers past White Sox

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers’ aggressive approach at the plate against White Sox starter Hector Noesi paid off in a six-run first inning. The Tigers had combined to score six runs over a four-game losing streak entering Wednesday’s game against the White Sox at Comerica Park. The Tigers pounded out six runs on the first […]

Tigers’ Reed charged with sexual assault

DETROIT — A Detroit Tigers pitcher now with the Toledo Mud Hens was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a 45-year-old woman in March at a Motor City Casino Hotel room. Evan Reed, 28, met the woman about midnight March 30, when she and her friend were invited to sit in a […]

White Sox tag Tigers in seventh inning

DETROIT — First came the blunders, then the back-to-back home runs off Joakim Soria. The Detroit Tigers allowed the Chicago White Sox to snap a 2-2 tie and score seven runs in the seventh inning on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. The Tigers made four miscues in the field, and were scored for three errors, […]

Lions table contract talks with Suh

ALLEN PARK — Maybe it was the weight of contract talks being lifted from his massive shoulders, the realization that, for the next five months at least, the only thing that matters is what happens on the field. But when Ndamukong Suh stepped to the podium Monday to take questions about the Detroit Lions’ decision […]

Dantonio: Being the hunted can be ‘precarious’

CHICAGO — Same ballroom, same podium, same basic questions and answers — with the occasional soccer query to mix things up — but Big Ten football media days started Monday with a different perspective for Mark Dantonio. For the first time in his eighth appearance here as Michigan State’s coach, Dantonio spoke from the top […]

U-M’s Hoke not concerned about job status

CHICAGO — Brady Hoke may be under pressure entering this season, given Michigan’s regressing record during his three seasons. So far, though, he’s not showing it around Ann Arbor. “Coach Hoke is still the same laid-back type of guy,” U-M defensive end Frank Clark said Monday at the Big Ten preseason football meetings at the […]

Porcello sharp, but Tigers fall

ANAHEIM, Calif. — David Freese hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning on Sunday off Detroit reliever Joba Chamberlain as the Los Angeles Angels went on to top the Tigers, 2-1. Detroit starter Rick Porcello was sharp in seven innings, allowing just one unearned run on five hits with six strikeouts, but the Tigers […]

Soria expected to help Tigers in 7th

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Joakim Soria has 177 career saves, so theoretically, he could replace Joe Nathan as the Detroit Tigers’ closer before the postseason. But what seems more important for now is that Soria, acquired in a trade with the Texas Rangers late Wednesday night, will prevent manager Brad Ausmus from trying to get through […]