The West Michigan Whitecaps were aiming for a rare four-game sweep against the Dayton Dragons, but it was not to be.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus juggled his lineup, leaving slumping Miguel Cabrera and Justin Upton on the bench.
Yan Gomes homered and drove in five runs, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Detroit Tigers Saturday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers move within a game of a first-round sweep with a victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
The West Michigan Whitecaps rallied Thursday evening to beat the Dayton Dragons.
Playing in South Carolina, the Stingrays beat the Kalamazoo Wings.
Edinson Volquez (3-0) retired the first eight batters and only had to wiggle out of one jam.
Detroit only scored eight goals in the series, though not because of a lack of opportunities.
The largest 25k road race in the country is returning to Grand Rapids with some changes.
The chief organizer of the Rio Olympics says the games will help unite the troubled host country, and is promising to “deliver history.”‘
Jordan Zimmermann also extended his impressive scoreless innings streak to start the season.
The top-seeded Cavs put away the up-and-coming Pistons in the third quarter, outscoring them to protect home-court advantage.
The Lake County Captains came back after Monday night’s loss to beat the West Michigan Whitecaps on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Tigers did little to help out Shane Greene (1-1), who allowed seven runs in 4 1-3 innings.
Jackie Robinson’s daughter was in West Michigan to honor student who won an essay contest commemorating him.