The Tigers have all of a sudden dropped two in a row, with pitching being the biggest concern. The Tigers have allowed 20 runs over their last two games as they host the Royals again tonight downtown.

Doug Fister is on the hill for Detroit, who is 0-2 with an ERA over 5 in his last three starts against KC. Lefty Jeff Francis goes for the Royals. The Tigers lead is 5 over the White Sox and 5 ½ games over the Indians.

The Lions say goodbye to FB Jerome Felton today, releasing the veteran to get their roster down to 80. It appears the team will keep Will Heller and Joe Jon Finley as tight ends and h-backs. Felton told the Free Press that he is grateful to Martin Mayhew for releasing him now so he can latch on with another team.

Good news for the Lions today as Kyle Vanden Bosch returned to practice with the final preseason game coming up Thursday in Buffalo.

Michigan State has released its first football depth chart of the season. B.J. Cunningham isn’t listed as a starting receiver yet, there is an or next to his name along with Keith Nichol with Keyshawn Martin on the other side. Edwin Baker is listed as the starting RB ahead of Larry Caper and Le Veon Bell.


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