Saltalamacchia hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning and the Tigers rallied for a win over the Astros on Saturday.
Rasmus provided the offense with an RBI single and the Astros snapped a three-game skid with a win over the Detroit Tigers Friday.
Johnson scored a pair of third-period goals Friday night, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings in Game 2.
The Grand Rapids Football Club will kick off its second season Friday.
The Detroit Lions’ 2016 home opener has been scheduled for Sept. 18 against the Tennessee Titans.
The centerpiece of Detroit’s offseason pitched six shutout innings as the Detroit Tigers pulled away from the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday.
Michigan Wolverines running back Drake Johnson was hospitalized after reportedly being hit by a forklift, according to WDIV.
The Grand Rapids Griffins were hoping for a win Wednesday to overtake the Lake Erie Monsters in the standings, but they didn’t get it.
The Lake Michigan Captains beat the West Michigan Whitecaps on Wednesday for a sweep of their three-game series.
Jodie Meeks scored 20 to lead the Pistons to an overtime win against the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a grand slam for his 100th career home run.
The Red Wings outshot the Lightning 36-34 but had few real scoring opportunities after taking a 2-1 lead in the second period.
The Pistons’ loss sealed their spot as the eighth-seeded team, setting up a matchup with top-seeded Cleveland.
The top five in the Tigers’ batting order went 13 for 20 while scoring and driving in every run.
Deyonta Davis is entering NBA draft after one season at Michigan State.