Your Five Things For September 4th: Tigers Get Shutout In Cleveland
1. Tigers Get Shutdown By Danny Salazar
The Tigers bats went cold and Justin Verlander got lit up as the Tigers lost 7-0 in Cleveland. Danny Salazar pitched a complete game 8 hit shutout improving his record to 6-6. Miguel Cabrera continued his hot streak went 2-3 before being pulled in the 9th inning. Miguel Cabrera did play DH as Victor Martinez covered first base. Justin Verlander did not pitch well going 6 2/3 innings giving up 9 hits, 7 runs, 6 earned with 7 strikeouts. Verlander's ERA is now at 4.80 this season. The Tigers will try to avoid a series split tonight as Max Scherzer will take the mound against Trevor Bauer.
2. US Ryder Cup Players Picked
The US Ryder Cup team captain Tom Watson has made the captain picks for the US Ryder Cup team. With Tiger Woods pulling himself out of consideration, Watson had to choose a different set of golfers. With that, Watson chose Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson. Europe has won 5 of the last 6 Ryder Cups including 2012 in Chicago at Medinah Country Club of Northwest Chicago. This years Ryder Cup is later this month, September 26-28th, in Scotland.
3. Royals Sweep Rangers
While the Tigers dropped game 3 of their series, the Kansas City Royals topped the Texas Rangers 4-1 extending the lead to 1 1/2 games in the AL Central. The Royals sent Jason Vargas to the mound pitching 6 2/3 innings with 5 strikeouts. Greg Holland picked up the save getting his 42nd save of the year. The Royals will have a day off as they travel New York to take on the Yankees.
4. United States Basketball Advanced In FIBA Championships
The United States topped the Dominican Republic 106-71 to win their group. Kenneth Faried led team USA with 16 points going 8 for 11 from the field. Piston Andre Drummond went 2-4 with 4 points and 3 rebounds. Team USA will play today at 11:30 am against the Ukraine national team.
5. Djokovic, Williams Advance In US Open
We are at the quarterfinals stage of the US Open. In the Women's draw, Serena Williams continues her dominance as she defeated Italian Flavia Pennetta of Itlay 6-3, 6-2. Williams will be playing in the semifinals looking for another US Open Championship. In the men's draw, Novak Djokovic advances after defeating Andy Murray 7-6, 6-7, 6-2, 6-4. Play continues this afternoon and evening