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West MI SportsCenter Morning Edition - 07/01/2014

 
West MI SportsCenter Morning Edition - 07/01/2014
Posted July 1st, 2014 @ 8:07am

Soccer fans unite as Team USA is in action today against Belgium...kickoff is 4pm, and you can listen to all the action live right here on ESPN 96.1!  Yesterday, France advanced by shutting out Nigeria (2-0) and Germany got by Algeria (2-1) after two periods of extra time. 

Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis hit a walk-off grand slam last night at Comerica Park to give the Tigers a (5-4) win over the Oakland A's.  Miguel Cabrera also had a solo home run.  Starter Anibal Sanchez gave up three runs, two earned, on eight hits while striking out two in seven innings.  Tonight, Rick Porcello will go for win #11 against the A's Brad Mills....first pitch is 7:08pm. 

In other Tigers news, designated hitter Victor Martinez is day-to-day after he was scratched from yesterday's lineup with soreness around his back.  Manager Brad Ausmus took him out after he decided he did not want to lose him for an extended period of time. 

The Detroit Pistons will not pick up the $2.5-million-dollar option on veteran guard Chauncey Billups for the 2014-15 season.  The 37-year-old signed with Detroit last summer, but had to have knee surgery and appeared in only 19 games last year. 

The West Michigan Whitecaps will host the Lansing Lugnuts tonight at Fifth-Third Ballpark on 'Canada Night'...first pitch is 7pm.  The Caps successfully swept the Bowling Green Hot Rods yesterday afternoon with an (8-5) victory.  West Michigan is now (48-33) overall on the season.

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