Wednesday Morning State Sports Summary
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 02:00:34 EDT


The Detroit Tigers overcame a four run deficit in the first inning to beat the
Blue Jays 7-6 Tuesday night in Toronto. Detroit put up six runs in the second,
including a three run shot by Miguel Cabrera and Torii Hunter drove in the
go-ahead run with an infield single in the eighth.
Starting pitcher Doug Fister went six innings, giving up six runs on seven hits
while striking out four, Al Alburquerque got the win with a scoreless inning in
relief and Joaquin Benoit notched his sixth save of the season.
Alex Avila, playing in his first game after a stint on the disabled list, hit a
two run double in the second inning.
Tonight, Max Scherzer (12-0, 3.10 ERA) gets the nod for Detroit, while Toronto
sends Josh Johnson (1-2, 5.21 ERA) to the hill.
Game time at Rogers Centre is 7:07 p.m.

Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello is appealing a six game suspension handed down by
Major League Baseball yesterday. Porcello was also fined an undisclosed amount
for hitting Tampa Bay's Ben Zorbrist on Sunday with a pitch in the first inning,
a move MLB deemed was in retaliation for Rays closer Fernando Rodney throwing a
fastball high and inside to Miguel Cabrera the night before.
The suspension is on hold until the appeal is heard and a final ruling issued.

Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo took part in a full pre-game workout on
Tuiasosopo, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 20th, is eligible to
rejoin Detroit Sunday in Cleveland.
Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez was struck in his left calf by a line drive during
Mondays rehab start in Lakeland. Sanchez walked off on his own and received
He is expected to be back on the mound for the Tigers Saturday night against

Cincinnati Reds right-hander Homer Bailey has thrown the 280th no-hitter in MLB
Bailey allowed a walk and struck out nine while recording his second-career
no-hitter in a 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants.
He also threw Major League Baseball's last no-hitter on September 28th of last
year in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Bailey is the first pitcher to record baseball's last two no-hitters since Nolan
Ryan did so in 1974 and 1975. It's the 16th no-hitter in Reds' history.

             (M-L-B Scoreboard)

Milwaukee 4, at Washington 0
Philadelphia 3, at Pittsburgh 1
Detroit 7, at Toronto 6
at Boston 4, San Diego 1
at Atlanta 11, Miami 3
at Cincinnati 3, San Francisco 0
at NY Mets 9, Arizona 1
Seattle 9, at Texas 2
at Chicago White Sox 5, Baltimore 2
Cleveland 6, at Kansas City 5
NY Yankees 7, at Minnesota 3
Tampa Bay 8, at Houston 0
LA Dodgers 8, at Colorado 0
at LA Angels 5, St. Louis 1
at Oakland 8, Chicago Cubs 7


The Detroit Red Wings will not tender a qualifying offer to restricted free
agent goaltender Tom McCollum.
McCollum, who was drafted by Detroit in 2008, appeared in just one NHL game with
the Red Wings. He went 18-11-and-2 with the Grand Rapids Griffins this past

The Red Wings will place defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo on unconditional waivers
today at noon for the purposes of buying him out of the final year of his
contract, according to a source.
If Colaiacovo clears at noon Thursday, the Red Wings will use one of their two
compliance buyouts to shed his $2.5 million salary-cap hit for 2013-14.
Colaiacovo's actual salary for next season is $2.85 million. The Red Wings will
owe him two-thirds of that amount (roughly $1.9 million) over the next two
He will become an unrestricted free agent.

The Philadelphia Flyers have won the Vincent Lecavalier sweepstakes.
The team announced a multi-year contract with the free agent center Tuesday
night. TSN of Canada made the initial report on Tuesday afternoon, revealing
that Philly won out over Dallas and Montreal to sign Lecavalier to a contract
worth $22.5 million over five years for a cap hit of $4.5 million per season.
The Wings had a short term interest in Lecavalier.


Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young missed another court appearance
today, but it won't cost him.
"USA Today" reports an Orange County judge excused Young from a scheduled
hearing for his string of arrests earlier this year.
The troubled wide receiver's attorney Altus W. Hudson says of Young "He's safe,"
and "He's still suffering from concussions." Young's next scheduled appearance
is set for August 6th, but Hudson was not sure if he'd be there.


The Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly
agreed to a three-team trade that would send sharpshooters J.J. Redick and
Jared Dudley to Los Angeles and promising young point guard Eric Bledsoe to the
Suns along with veteran forward Caron Butler.
According to Yahoo!Sports, Redick, an unrestricted free agent, will receive a
four-year, $27 million contract as part of a sign-and-trade transaction, with
Milwaukee landing a pair of future second-round draft picks in exchange for the
shooting guard.


Last year's runner-up, Agnieszka Radwanska, moved into the semifinals, while
2011 champion Petra Kvitova joined the list of upset victims at Wimbledon on
The fourth-seeded Radwanska held off sixth-seeded Chinese star Li Na 7-6 (7-5),
4-6, 6-2, while 20th-seeded Belgian Kirsten Flipkens upended the eighth-seeded
Kvitova in 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 fashion on the famed grass of Centre Court, where
theretractable roof was closed because of rain on Day 8.
Up next for the surprising Belgian will be 15th-seeded Frenchwoman Marion
Bartoli, who took out the last American still standing at the All England Club,
17th-seeded Sloane Stephens, 6-4, 7-5.

The men's quarterfinals will take place Wednesday as top seed and former
Wimbledon champion takes on No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych.
Second seed Andy Murray, who lost to Djokovic in this year's Australian Open and
was the runner-up at the All-England club last year, faces Fernando Verdasco.
Fourth seed David Ferrer and formidable 6-foot-7 Argentine Juan Martin del Potro
will face each other on Wednesday. Also, a battle of players from Poland will
see No. 24 seed Jerzy Janowicz take on Lukasz Kubot.
It will be the first-ever all-Polish Grand Slam quarterfinal, with the winner
giving Poland its first-ever male Grand Slam semifinalist.

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