—M-L-B—Tigers Lose Big One
The Detroit Tigers fell to three games behind the AL Central leading White Sox after losing 5-4 yesterday in a makeup game in Chicago.
Doug Fister was charged with the loss. He gave up five runs, four earned, on eight hits over four innings.
Delmon Young went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs and Austin Jackson also drove in a run.
The Tigers now return to Comerica Park for a ten-game home stand, their last of the season.
Max Scherzer heads to the mound tonight for Detroit in the first game of a three game series against Oakland, while the A’s counter with A.J. Griffin. Game time is 7:05 p.m.
* Miguel Cabrera American League Player of the Week
For the second time this season, Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has been named American League Player of the week.
Cabrera batted .401 with three home runs, two doubles, seven RBIs and seven runs scored in six games for Detroit through Sunday.
The 29-year-old leads the AL with a .330 batting average and is in the league’s top five with 38 home runs and 123 RBIs.
* Alex Avila Still Out
On Sunday, the Detroit Tigers announced that catcher Alex Avila had a sprained jaw but no concussion symptoms.
But Avila was not available for the game Monday afternoon after he developed a headache during batting practice.
Avila was knocked out of the game Sunday in the sixth inning when he took a hard shot to the head in a collision with first baseman Prince Fielder as both of them tried to catch a foul pop-up.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland said “I’ll have to feel 100 percent that he’s totally cleared before I play him.”
—N-F-L—Falcons beat Broncos
Matt Ryan threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons held off Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, 27-21, on “Monday Night Football.”
Roddy White caught eight passes for 102 yards and a score to help the Falcons improve to 2-and-0.
Tony Gonzalez added seven catches for 70 yards and a TD in the win.
Manning was intercepted three times in the first quarter and finished 24-of-37 for 241 yards and a touchdown.
Willis McGahee rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns for Denver, which dropped to 1-and-1.
By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes Radio Sports