Friday Morning State Sports Summary
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 02:02:16 EST
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been named the American League
Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers' Association of America yesterday.
Cabrera is the first Tigers position player to win the award since Hank
Greenberg did so in 1940.
Cabrera led the American League with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs and
139 RBI to become the first player to win the Triple Crown since 1967. Angels
rookie sensation Mike Trout finished second in the voting.
Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston, receiver Calvin Johnson, safety Erik
Coleman and defensive end Cliff Avril returned to practice on Thursday.
Meanwhile, safety Louis Delmas and defensive tackle Corey Williams were
sidelined with injuries. Delmas and Williams are not expected to play against
the Packers on Sunday. Detroit is 4-and-5, while Green Bay is 6-and-3.
The Detroit Pistons will play host to the Orlando Magic tonight in Auburn Hills.
Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. Detroit is coming off its first win of the season on
Wednesday night in Philadelphia, while Orlando is riding a five-game losing
streak. The Pistons have won three of the last four meetings overall and 12 of
15 in the Motor City. Rodney Stuckey is listed as questionable for Detroit
because of flu-like symptoms.
The Big Ten football season will continue on Saturday for both MSU and U-of-M in
their final home games of the season. The Michigan State Spartans (5-5) take on
the Northwestern Wildcats (7-3). The Spartans are coming off a BYE last week,
and need one more win to be bowl eligible. The 23rd-ranked Michigan Wolverines
(7-3) will host the Iowa Hawkeyes (4-6). The Wolverines are coming off last
weeks 38-to-31 overtime win over Northwestern, and remain tied for first-place
with Nebraska in the Legends division.