Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Isaac Paredes hit a grand slam for his first major league homer and the Detroit Tigers snapped a 20-game losing streak against Cleveland by beating the Indians 10-5. Detroit also ended a nine-game losing streak this season. The 21-year-old Paredes connected in the fourth inning when the Tigers scored seven times off Adam Plutko. He was making his third start since taking over Mike Clevinger’s spot in Cleveland’s rotation. Franmil Reyes homered for the Indians. Cleveland played its 15th game without manager Terry Francona. He underwent a medical procedure and it’s not known when he’ll return.
UNDATED (AP) — Parents of Big Ten football players held a protest near the conference’s Chicago-area headquarters. They are upset with the league’s decision to call off the fall season. Groups of player parents from several Big Ten schools have complained that Commissioner Kevin Warren was not forthcoming in explaining the process that led to the decision. Warren has said the decision will not be revisited. An attorney in Nebraska is threatening a lawsuit unless Warren turns over material illustrating how the decision was made.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona underwent a scheduled medical procedure for a gastrointestinal ailment and will likely miss the team’s three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. President of baseball operations Chris Antonetti provided an update on the 61-year-old Francona, who has already missed 14 games for health issues. Francona recently revealed he’s had numerous procedures in the past year. Antonetti said Francona was still feeling “really uncomfortable” leading up to the procedure at the Cleveland Clinic. The hope is it will help Francona feel well enough to continue managing in 2020.