ARLINGTON, TX – Curtis Granderson led off the game with a home run and connected again in the second inning, and Justin Verlander equaled a career high by striking out 13 as the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 13-5 Wednesday night.
The Tigers scored in each of the first seven innings and matched a season high with 19 hits.
Miguel Cabrera, who had four hits and four RBIs, and Marcus Thames also homered for Detroit. Andruw Jones homered twice for Texas.
EAST LANSING, MI – Members of an East Lansing Catholic parish have filed an appeal with the Vatican. They're asking the Vatican to overturn a decree by the Bishop of Lansing to merge their parish with another.
Lansing, MI – Members of an East Lansing Catholic parish have filed an appeal with the Vatican. They're asking the Vatican to overturn a decree by the Bishop of Lansing to merge their parish with another.
LANSING, MI – A Michigan lawmaker says the state could avoid some budget cuts by simply making sure the government is reimbursed for medical bills that should have been paid by private health insurers.
Rep. John Walsh cites the state auditor's finding that Michigan isn't effectively recovering Medicaid costs from insurance companies.
NEW YORK – Delphi heads to bankruptcy court today seeking a judge's approval of a deal that could hand control of the auto supplier to its lenders and end its four-year stay in Chapter 11.
But standing in the way are more than 2,000 objections - many filed by Delphi workers and retirees worried about the future of their pensions. That could mean a lengthy day in court for all sides, including U.S. Judge Robert Drain who is overseeing the case.
LANSING, MI – Three hunters will get a rare opportunity to pursue four species of game animal next year under a new program called the Pure Michigan Hunt.
The winners will be allowed to hunt elk, bear, spring and fall wild turkeys and antlerless deer. They'll get their choice of hunting sites at managed waterfowl areas.
Hunters can apply as many times as they like. Each application costs $4 and can be purchased at license retailers through December. Winners will be selected during a random computer drawing in January.
LANSING, MI – The Lansing Lugnuts had a season-high fourth straight victory, 3-2 over the Clinton LumberKings last night at Oldsmobile Park. The Lugnuts and LumberKings play the second game of their three-game series at 12:05 this afternoon.