UNDATED (WHTC) - Alex Avila had three hits and drove in two runs, as the Tigers won in Cleveland yesterday, 5-3. Detroit plays the Indians again at Progressive Field this afternoon. Coverage on 1450 WHTC begins at 2:40 PM.
Clint Barnes' homer in the seventh inning proved to be the decisive hit, as visiting Pittsburgh held off the Cubs yeserday, 7-6. The finale of the series at Wrigley Field in Chicago is this afternoon.
Francisco Liriano held his former team to just one hit with nine strikeouts over seven innings, as the White Sox won at Minnesota yesterday, 5-3. The finale of the series at Target Field in Minneapolis is this afternoon.
Jake Koehler threw for five touchdowns as Concordia of Illinois outscored visiting Hope yesterday, 63-47. The Flying Dutchmen entertain Illinois Wesleyan next Saturday. Coverage on 92.7 The Van and http://927thevan.com/listen-live/ is at 12:40 PM.
Charles Johnson caught a pair of TD passes to lead Grand Valley State to victory at Tiffin yesterday, 28-0. The Lakers are home to Ohio Dominican next Saturday evening.
In state major-college football yesterday: Notre Dame 20, Michigan State 3; Michigan 63, Massachusetts 13; Minnesota 28, Western Michigan 23; and Purdue 54, Eastern Michigan 16.
The Lions are in San Francisco tonight. Hear the game on 1450 WHTC, beginning at 7:20 PM.
In Hope College athletics yesterday: The volleyball Dutch took a pair of matches in Wittenberg, downing Ohio Northern in straight sets before toppling Washington of Missouri in five sets; the soccer Dutch beat Trine, 1-0; the golfing Dutchmen were tied for fifth at a MIAA jamboree in Adrian; and the golfing Dutch finished second at a tournament in Manchester, Indiana.