Monday Morning State Sports Summary
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 02:03:45 EDT


Mike Aviles smacked a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the ninth inning to lift
the Cleveland Indians to a 4-0 win over the Detroit Tigers Sunday afternoon,
avoiding a three-game sweep at Comerica Park.
Danny Salazar pitched six scoreless innings for the Tribe, which snapped a
five-game skid. Joe Smith picked up the win in relief.
Alex Avila went 3-for-3 with a walk for the Tigers, who had won their previous
three. Justin Verlander tossed seven scoreless innings in a no-decision.
Joaquin Benoit suffered his first loss of the year.
The Tigers now travel to Boston to open up a three-game series against the Red
Sox. First pitch is 1:35 p.m.
Doug Fister (11-7, 3.81 ERA) will take the mound for Detroit, up against John
Lackey (8-11, 3.19 ERA) of the Sox.

                  (M-L-B Scoreboard)

American League

Oakland Athletics 5, Tampa Bay Rays 1
Baltimore Orioles 7, New York Yankees 3
Kansas City Royals 5, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Cleveland Indians 4, Detroit Tigers 0
Boston Red Sox 7, Chicago White Sox 6
Houston Astros 2, Seattle Mariners 0
Minnesota Twins 4, Texas Rangers 2

National League

St. Louis Cardinals 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Chicago Cubs 7, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Colorado Rockies 7, Cincinnati Reds 4
San Francisco Giants 8, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 2, San Diego Padres 1
Miami Marlins 7, Atlanta Braves 0
Washington Nationals 6, New York Mets 5


LA Angels of Anaheim 5, Milwaukee Brewers 3


The NFL regular season is less than a week away.
The Detroit Lions begin the year at home against the Minnesota Vikings on
Sunday. The Lions went 3-and-1 in the preseason with wins over the Jets,
Patriots and Bills. The Lions lost both games against the Vikings a season ago.

                                     ---College Football---
Devin Gardner threw for 162 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions as the
Michigan Wolverines dropped Central Michigan 59-9 in Ann Arbor on Saturday. He
added 52 yards and two scores on the ground. Fitzgerald Toussaint also scored
twice in the run game.
The Wolverines host Notre Dame on Saturday.

Michigan State scored 19 unanswered points on its way to a 26-13 win over
Western Michigan on Friday. Jeremy Langford ran for 94 yards and a touchdown
for Sparty.
Andrew Maxwell threw fording to the "Chicago Tribune," Irish head coach Brian
Kelly doesn't think much of the "rivalry," saying "I really haven't seen it as
one of those historic, traditional Notre Dame rivalries.
I've seen it as just one of those great football games Notre Dame has played."
During the offseason, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said Notre Dame was
"chickening out" from playing the Maize and Blue. In 2012, the Irish beat the
Wolverines, 13-6, on their way to the BCS Title game. Both teams are 1-and-0
this season.


Kyle Busch grabbed the checkered flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway and clinched his
spot in the Chase in the process.
Busch outran Joey Logano to the finish line for his fourth Sprint Cup victory of
the season and the 28th of his career. Martin Truex Jr. drove with a cast on
his broken wrist and finished third, followed by Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman.
Kyle Busch landed a spot in the Chase along with Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards and
Kasey Kahne. They join Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Clint Bowyer, who had
already secured their spots.
There are five spots remaining in the Chase with the final race prior to its
start taking place next Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.


Serena Williams got her revenge on fellow American Sloane Stephens with a
straight-set 6-4, 6-1 victory over the 20-year-old youngster in Round Four at
the U.S. Open.
Williams fell to Stephens in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open earlier
this year.
China's Li Na also moved on with an easy straight-set win over Jelena Jankovic
while Carla Suarez Navarro used three sets to upend eighth-seeded Angelique
Kerber of Germany.
On the men's side of the draw, top seeds Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray each
advanced in straight sets. Australian Lleyton Hewitt also kept rolling with a
four-set win over Evgeny Donskoy.


Sergio Garcia put together a 6-under 65 on Sunday to extend her lead to two
shots after three rounds of the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Garcia, an 8-time winner on the PGA Tour, ended 54 holes at 19-under-par 194.
He matched the tournament's 54-hole scoring record that Louis Oosthuizen set
last year. Henrik Stenson carded a 66 to move into second place at minus-17.
Steve Stricker and Graham DeLaet had two of the best rounds of the day, which
helped them soar into a share of third at 16-under 197 at TPC Boston.

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