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Tigers win! So does Chicago.

Posted on September 25, 2012 in Michigan Sports News, Professional Sports News, U.P. Sports News. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , .

—M-L-B—Tigers win! So does Chicago.

The Detroit Tigers returned to their winning ways, beating the Kansas City Royals 6-2 last night at Comerica Park.

Justin Verlander got his 16th win of the year, giving up two runs on nine hits while striking out eight in eight innings.

Andy Dirks went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs and Prince Fielder hit a solo homerun, while Austin Jackson, and Alex Avila also batted in runs.

Tonight, in the second of a four game series, Detroit sends Anibal Sanchez to the mound and Kansas City counters with Bruce Chen. First pitch at Comerica Park is 7:05 p.m.

The Tigers are one game behind the AL Central leading White Sox as Chicago came from behind to beat Cleveland 5 to 4 last night.

—N-F-L—Another crazy game!

The Seattle Seahawks captured a controversial 14-12 win over the Packers on “Monday Night Football.”

The game ended when Golden Tate caught a game-winning 24-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson.

It appeared that M.D. Jennings intercepted the pass, as an official appeared to be ready to signal for a touchback while the other signaled for a touchdown. The play was video reviewed, and the call of a touchdown was upheld.

The fiasco is the latest in the ongoing saga of replacement officials, who have been under heavy criticism for the past two weeks prior to Monday’s result.

—College Football—Spartan is player of the week.

MSU running back Le’Veon Bell has been named the Big Ten offensive player of the week.

Bell rushed for 253 yards on 36 carries in the Spartans 23-7 win against Eastern Michigan last Saturday in East Lansing.

Bell gained 210 rushing yards on 44 carries against Boise State in Week One.

—P-G-A—Snedeker moves up in ranks.

Brandt Snedeker claimed his biggest win to date, the Tour Championship, on Sunday and jumped eight spots to number-10 in this week’s world rankings.

With that win, Snedeker also won the FedExCup and the $10-million that comes with it.

Rory McIlroy (MACK-il-roy), who finished second to Snedeker in the FedExCup race despite winning two of the Playoff events, remained the number-one player in the world.

He was again followed by Tiger Woods, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood.

Justin Rose finished second behind Snedeker at East Lake and with that improved four spots to fifth in the rankings.


By: Mike Plourde    for Great Lakes Radio Sports