Max Scherzer pitched the first complete game of his career leading the Detroit Tigers to a (4-0) win over the White Sox in Chicago last night. Scherzer scattered three hits and gave up three walks while striking out eight in nine innings of work. Victor Martinez hit a solo home run and Miguel Cabrera had two RBI. Tonight, the Tigers return to Comerica Park to host the Minnesota Twins. First pitch is 7:08pm....Drew Smyly will get the start for the Tigers - Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
The West Michigan Whitecaps remain one win away from clinching a playoff berth for the first half of the season after falling to Great Lakes last night in Midland (6-2). The Caps magic # is 1 with 3 games left before the All-Star break, and West Michigan will take on South Bend tonight starting at 7:35pm.
In NFL news, the Cincinnati Bengals signed first-round draft pick Darqueze Dennard of Michigan St. yesterday. Cincinnati selected Dennard with the 24th. overall pick in last month's NFL Draft...he was the 2013 Thorpe Award winner as the top college defensive back in the nation last season.
2014 World Cup coverage continues today on ESPN 96.1 as Netherlands takes on defending champion Spain beginning at 3pm this afternoon.
In girls high school softball action from yesterday at Michigan State, Wayland Union fell to Livonia Ladywood (4-3) in 10 innings in a Division 2 Semifinal game ending their state championship hopes.
And finally, don't forget that you can still enter the U.S. Open Tee 2 Green Golf Challenge online at ESPN961.com today for a chance to win a $75 gift card to Tee 2 Green on Northland Drive.