—M-L-B—Cabrera and Fielder lead Tiger win
Miguel Cabrera homered twice, drove in six runs to reach 40 homers and 129 RBI, both career highs, and scored three times as the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland A’s, 12-2, in the opener of a three-game series last night in Detroit.
Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer and Jhonny Peralta added a solo shot for the Tigers, who are three games behind the White Sox in the AL Central with 15 left to play.
Max Scherzer (SURE-zur) left after only two innings due to shoulder trouble.
Darin Downs earned the win in relief.
Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Moss scored the runs for the A’s in their second straight loss.
The Tigers and A’s play game-two of their series tonight in Detroit.
First pitch at Comerica Park is 7:00 p.m.
Justin Verlander starts for Detroit, up against Brett Anderson of the A’s.
Chicago White Sox 3, Kansas City Royals 2
Milwaukee Brewers 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 0 Cincinnati Reds 3, Chicago Cubs 1
—N-F-L—Steve Sabol passes away
Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films, died of brain cancer at the age of 69 on Tuesday.
In March of 2011, Sabol learned that he had a brain tumor that couldn’t be removed.
He died just weeks away from his 70th birthday.
Sabol started out as a cameraman for the company alongside his father Ed, who founded the company and was recently inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
NFL Films has won 107 Emmys.
—Nascar—A.J. Allmendinger returns to racing
NASCAR is reinstating suspended driver AJ Allmendinger.
Allmendinger, was suspended on July 24th due to NASCAR’s substance abuse policy, and was reinstated Tuesday after completing the Road to Recovery program.
He was released by Penske Racing shortly after failing a drug test in June in Kentucky.
Penske Racing recently signed Joey Logano to drive the number-22 Dodge in 2013 and Sam Hornish Jr. has been racing in Allmendinger’s place.
By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes Radio Sports