Friday Morning State Sports Summary
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:07:29 EDT

                            ---M-L-B---

Torii Hunter hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give
the Detroit Tigers a 7-6 walk-off win over the Oakland A's at Thursday
afternoonComerica Park.
Victor Martinez kept the game going with an RBI single as Detroit scored four
times off Oakland closer Grant Balfour to avoid a four-game sweep. Prince
Fielder also homered for the Tigers.
Third baseman Miguel Cabrera left after five innings with soreness in his
abdomen after sliding into second base trying for a double. Joaquin Benoit
(ben-WHA) got the win, as the Tigers improved to 78-and-56 on the season.
Detroit opens up a three-game home series with the Cleveland Indians tonight.
First pitch at Comerica Park is 7:08 p.m.
Rick Porcello (10-7, 4.49 ERA) will take the mound for Detroit, up against Zach
McAllister (7-7, 3.51 ERA) of the Tribe.




Despite leaving yesterday's game against the A's after aggravating an injury,
Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera says he will be back on the field today.
Cabrera exited the game in fifth inning after he hit a ball into the gap in
right center field and tried to stretch a single into a double.
He has been dealing with a strain of his left abdominal wall for over a month,
but after the walk-off win yesterday, said he was OK and that he would play in
today's series opener against the Indians.




                        (M-L-B Scoreboard)

American League

Baltimore Orioles 3, Boston Red Sox 2
Detroit Tigers 7, Oakland Athletics 6
LA Angels of Anaheim 2, Tampa Bay Rays 0
Kansas City Royals 3, Minnesota Twins 1
Seattle Mariners 3, Houston Astros 2

National League

Milwaukee Brewers 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
New York Mets 11, Philadelphia Phillies 3
Washington Nationals 9, Miami Marlins 0

Interleague

Atlanta Braves 3, Cleveland Indians 1




                                     ---N-F-L---

The Detroit Lions finished their preseason schedule on a winning note, beating
the Bills 35-13 last night in Buffalo.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford was one-of-six for 12 yards in passing with one
interception, with back up QB Shaun Hill completing four of his five passes for
69 yards and two touchdowns.   
Defensive end Willie Young had two sacks, cornerback Bill Bentley snagged an
interception and running back Theo Riddick caught two touchdown passes.
Detroit begins the regular season at Ford Field against the Minnesota Vikings on
September 8th.




The NFL has settled the concussion lawsuits filed by a group of former
players.
Under the agreement, released Thursday by a mediation center in California,
the NFL and NFL Properties will contribute $765 million to provide
medical benefits and injury compensation for more than 4,500 retired NFL
players or their families.
It will also fund medical and safety research, and cover litigation expenses.
The agreement came after nearly two months of negotiations under the supervision
of court-appointed mediator Layn Phillips, a former United States District
Judge.
It must still be approved by U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody in
Philadelphia.




                                        (N-F-L Preseason)

Detroit Lions 35, Buffalo Bills 13
Cincinnati Bengals 27, Indianapolis Colts 10
NY Jets 27, Philadelphia Eagles 20
Miami Dolphins 24, New Orleans Saints 21
Jacksonville Jaguars 20, Atlanta Falcons 16
New England Patriots 28, NY Giants 20
Washington Redskins 30, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12
Carolina Panthers 25, Pittsburgh Steelers 10
Cleveland Browns 18, Chicago Bears 16
Houston Texans 24, Dallas Cowboys 6
Kansas City Chiefs 30, Green Bay Packers 8
St. Louis Rams 24, Baltimore Ravens 21
Minnesota Vikings 24, Tennessee Titans 23
Arizona Cardinals 32, Denver Broncos 24
San Francisco 49ers 41, San Diego Chargers 6
Seattle Seahawks 22, Oakland Raiders 6




                                    ---College Football---

The Michigan State Spartans kick off their season tonight when they play host to
the Western MIchigan Broncos. Kick off in East Lansing is 8:00 p.m.
Friday's game marks the 13th meeting between Michigan State and Western
Michigan, with all games played in East Lansing.
Michigan State leads the all-time series 10-2. The Spartans have won the last
eight meetings, including a 38-14 victory in the 2010 season opener.
The Spartans have won 14 consecutive home openers. They finished last season
7-and-6, and won the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl 17-16 over TCU.




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