Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera got his ninth straight hit before the string ended, Jonathan Schoop launched a grand slam and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-4. Rays rookie shortstop Wander Franco extended his on-base streak to 39 games, then left in the first inning with tightness in his right hamstring. The 20-year-old Franco, who came up limping on Nelson Cruz’s double in the first inning, has the second longest on-base run in major league history — Frank Robinson set the record of 43 in 1956. Cabrera singled in his first two at-bats, making him the first Tigers player to get nine straight hits since Walt Dropo’s major league record 12 straight in July 1952.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie quarterback Trey Lance made it through a week of practice with no setbacks to his injured right index finger and is cleared to play in the San Francisco 49ers’ season-opener at Detroit. Lance suffered a small chip fracture in the index finger on his throwing hand in the exhibition finale. He missed about a week of practice. He has been limited in practice but has been able to throw and take snaps and has no injury designation for the game. The Lions will be without a key player of their own with left tackle Taylor Decker ruled out with a finger injury.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan marching band is performing a halftime show on Saturday that its director says will not only pay tribute to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, but also will be dazzling in its scope. During the 10-minute performance called “We Remember,” the 400 band members will carry a light — either a high-powered flashlight, a glowing orb, an illuminated umbrella or something else. The show will take place during the Wolverine football team’s night game against the University of Washington at Michigan Stadium, the 107,601-capacity Big House. Saturday marks 20 years since the terror attacks.
DETROIT (AP) — Dan Campbell is taking over a team that isn’t supposed to win much this year and is leading a franchise as synonymous with losing as any in the NFL over the last several decades. The Campbell era in Detroit begins Sunday at home against the San Francisco 49ers. Campbell plans to prove people wrong and his players do, too. The Niners won just six games last season as injuries sent some of their best players to the sideline. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, tight end George Kittle and defensive end Nick Bosa are back after missing much of last year with injuries.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Washington has a lot to prove, coming off a loss to Montana. Michigan does, too. The two unranked teams will meet Saturday night at the Big House in Michigan. The Huskies went into the season as the 20th-ranked team in the country and it opened with a thud in a 13-7 home loss to the Grizzlies. Washington became the first ranked FBS team to lose to a FCS team in five years. The Wolverines got off to a much better start, routing Western Michigan 47-14. They lost receiver and returner Ronnie Bell to an injury in the opener.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kenneth Walker III had a breakout performance at running back last week for Michigan State. He piled up 264 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Northwestern. He says he is focusing on Saturday’s home game against Youngstown State. It will be the school’s first home game with fans in more than 21 months. The Penguins have their own electric runner in Jaleel McLaughlin, who ran for 242 yards and caught passes for 46 more in his team’s season-opening win.