Tigers score 7 in 11th to beat Indians 11-4
CLEVELAND (AP) - Eugenio Suarez's two-run single and Victor Martinez's three-run homer highlighted a seven-run 11th inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers to an 11-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.
Detroit scored four runs in the first and then was shut down for the next nine innings. The Tigers sent 10 men to the plate in the first and 11 batted in the final inning.
Cleveland chipped away against defending Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and tied the score against the Tigers bullpen in the seventh.
Phil Coke pitched 1 2-3 innings.
Josh Tomlin gave up five runs and three hits in one-third of an inning.
Detroit won three of four in the crucial series, pulling one game behind Kansas City in the AL Central. Cleveland is six games out in the division and five games back for a wild card.
Marshall shows versatility with No. 3 Ducks
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's Byron Marshall is picking up where De'Anthony Thomas left off.
The speedy running back showed a new dimension in the No. 3 Ducks' opener, leading the team with eight catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns.
His expanded responsibilities on Oregon's hyperdrive offense are reminiscent of Thomas, who also became a versatile threat for the Ducks before going to the NFL.
Marshall, and the rest of the Ducks' offense, will face a considerable challenge on Saturday when Oregon hosts No. 7 Michigan State in one of the more anticipated nonconference contests of the season.
The defending Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Spartans are known for their stalwart defense, which was ranked fourth in the nation last season, allowing opponents an average of just over 274 yards of offense per game.
E MICHIGAN PLAYERS-ASSAULT
Police: 3 players beat cousin of teammate's killer
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Three Eastern Michigan University football players have been charged with assaulting the cousin of a man convicted of killing teammate Demarius Reed.
The Ann Arbor News says court records show that Darius Scott, Quincy Jones and Jairockeis Jones are charged with aggravated assault. The charges involve Friday's attack on 24-year-old Demarko Taylor.
The players have a pretrial hearing Monday. Eastern Michigan assistant athletic director Greg Steiner says they remain on the team during disciplinary proceedings.
Taylor was a prosecution witness at a probable cause hearing for Kristopher Pratt and Ed Thomas in the Oct. 18, 2013, robbery-slaying of Reed at an off-campus apartment in Ypsilanti. Reed was a 20-year-old Chicago native.
Taylor is Pratt's cousin. Pratt pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
A jury acquitted Thomas.
T25-NOTRE DAME-ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
Kelly says he's heard nothing new on 5 players
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he has no expectations on when he will hear whether five football players investigated for possible academic dishonesty will be allowed to return to play.
Kelly told the media at his Thursday evening news conference that he was told Monday the honor code hearings would take place quickly. He says he hasn't heard anything new since.
He says his focus is on the players who will be on the field when the 16th-ranked Irish (1-0) face Michigan (1-0) on Saturday. But he says if he got the players back on Friday, they would play on Saturday.
The university benched KeiVarae Russell, DaVaris Daniels, Ishaq Williams, Kendall Moore and Eilar Hardy while it determines whether someone did academic work for them.
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