DETROIT – Miguel Cabrera started a three-run eighth inning with an RBI double, and Justin Verlander settled down after a rocky start to go eight innings in the Detroit Tigers' 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
Verlander (12-5) struggled the first two innings but ended up allowing only two runs on eight hits. He walked two batters in the first but didn't issue another base on balls.
Ricky Romero (7-7) took the loss, giving up three runs on seven hits in seven-plus innings.
The state Department of Education says high school test scores have improved in most subject areas. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, officials credit the state's challenging new high school curriculum.
OKEMOS, MI – In the backyard of an Okemos home is the beginning of a 16th century style Korean mud house. The Korean owners will open up the house for adopted Korean children to help them connect with their cultural heritage.
States are waiting to hear if the U.S. Congress will approve more money for Medicaid before lawmakers take a summer break. But as Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber reports, Michigan officials are already making plans to receive a fraction of the funds they originally budgeted for.