Your Five Things For August 29th: Tigers Take Series From Yankees
1. Alex Avila Hero As Tigers Top Yankees
In the grudge match of the series, the Tigers top the Yankees thanks to Alex Avila's walk-off hit winning 3-2. Kyle Lobstein mad his first career start and pitched 6 innings giving up 2 runs, 1 earned, on 4 hits with no strikeouts. Alex Avila and Rajai Davis led the Tigers offensively with Davis going 2-4 with 1 RBI and Avila went 1-3 with 2 RBI's. The Tigers will be going to Chicago to face the White Sox as Verlander will face off against Scott Carroll.
2. Lions Win Final Preseason Game
In the final tune up of the year, the Detroit Lions rolled over the Buffalo Bills 23-0. While none of the starters played for the Lions, Kellen Moore played well going 17/28 with 172 yards and 2 touchdowns. On the Bills side, rookie Sammy Watkins had to leave the game because of a rib injury which he reaggravated during the game. He injured it during the second preseason game of the year. The Lions open the season on Monday Night Football against the New York Giants at Ford Field.
3. Texas A&M Quarterback Breaks Record
If this is any indication of what to come, Texas A&M sophomore quarterback is ready to shine. Kenny Hill broke the school record for passing yards at 511 and most completions with 44. He is also the 3rd quarterback to complete over 40 passes in one game in SEC history. All of these records were broken against the South Carolina Gamecocks, who are ranked 8th in the country. The final score of the game was 52-28.
4. Tony Stewart To Race This Weekend
After striking a driver on a dirt track race about 3 weeks ago, Tony Stewart is going to race in his first NASCAR race since the incident. Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president said, "(Tony) has received all necessary clearances required to return to all racing activities, and therefore is eligible to compete this weekend." Earlier this month Ontario County Sheriff Phillip Povero said there was no sign of criminal intent.
5. Royals Lose In 10
The Kansas City Royals lost in 10 innings against the Minnesota Twins. The Twins scored 6 runs in the top of the 10th inning winning the game 11-5. Jeremy Guthrie went 6 innings giving up 9 hits and 5 runs but did not get the loss. Bruce Chen worked one inning and gave up the 6 runs in the 10th inning. With the loss, the Tigers are now behind the Royals by 1 1/2 games. Kansas City welcomes Cleveland to Kaufman Stadium this weekend.