Your Five Things For September 5th: Tigers Beat Indians In Extras
1. Big 11th Inning Helps Tigers Top Indians
In a back and forth game, the Tigers used a big 11th inning to separate themselves from the Indians winning 11-4. The Tigers led off the game with 4 runs but the Indians fought back scoring 4 runs. Then, the Tigers busted through scoring 7 runs in the top of the 11th with help from Victor Martinez. Max Scherzer pitched 6 innings giving up 3 runs, 2 earned on 4 hits. Al Aburquerque gave up 1 run in 2/3 of an inning but the rest of the bullpen pitched 4 1/3 inning of scoreless ball. Victor Martinez went 1-3 with 3 walks and 3 RBI's and hit the big 3 run homerun in the 11th inning. The Tigers will head home to play the Giants tonight at 7:08 pm. The Tigers will send Rick Porcello to the mound as the Giants will counter with Jake Peavy.
2. Seahawks Roll Over Packers As NFL Regular Season Returns
The defending Super Bowl champions, Seattle Seahawks, topped the Packers 36-16 lead offensively by Marshawn Lynch. Lynch had 20 carries for 110 yards with 2 touchdowns. But the real star was the Seahawks defense. The Seahawks defense stopped and dominated the Green Bay Packers offense forcing a safety and an interception. Aaron Rogers went 23-33 with only 189 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He was sacked 3 times during the game. The NFL season continues this Sunday and the Detroit Lions will start on Monday Night Football at 7:00 pm at Ford Field.
3. NFC North Rival Suffer Injuries In First Game
During the Green Bay Packers game against the Seattle Seahawks, the Packers left Seattle with some major injuries. Early in the game Bryan Bulaga went down with a sprained knee. But, later in the game, the Packers lost running back Eddie Lacy to a concussion. Lacy was considered a hard nose running back and this concussion occurred when he lowered his head to burst for more yards. Read more about his Injury here.
4. Florida State Reopens Title IX Investigation On Winston Rape Case
After the Winston case was closed, the attorney in the case made a push to do this back in April. The case reopens now not because of the start of the football season but because it is federally mandated. Attorney John Clune talked with USA Today about reopening the investigation. Read more about the incident here.
5. US Open Starting To Finish Up
In the Men's bracket, two more semi-final spots have been set. In the afternoon action, 14 seed Marin Cilic beat 6 seed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 7-6. In the everning matchup, 2 seeded Roger Federer faced off against 20 seed Gael Monfils. Monfils has played really well and dropped his first set in 15 set opportunities, a streak that stretched over 5 matches. Federer came from behind, down 2-0 to win 3-2 by a score of 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Click here for today's action.