April 23, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Fans wait under umbrellas during a rain delay of the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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Crash Davis once opined that the Durham Bulls needed a rainout to end a losing streak. So maybe the postponement of last nights Tigers game was a good thing.  The Tigers will try to get back on the winning track against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on Wednesday.

There is another pretty Big game tonight.  The Red Wings are still skating toward the eighth playoff spot but must get around the LA kings at the Joe. Puck drops at 7:30.

Now that you know the game times here is that latest Detroit Sports buzz.  Remember Get Up! with Detroit Jock City before you Get Down to business.

Detroit Tigers: Jose Valverde Returns To Tigers Wednesday with video via Freep.com

Bruce Rondon was called up from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday afternoon and the Tigers announced that Jose Valverde will be joining the team and assuming the closer’s role.

Detroit Tigers: RISP-y business via Mlive

Shortstop Jhonny Peralta singled in the eight inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 10-1 lead over the Oakland Athletics. That RBI single took place on April 14 — nine days ago — in the series finale between the two teams. In the six games since then, no Tigers player outside of Miguel Cabrera has batted with a runner in scoring position and delivered a run-scoring hit.

Detroit Lions: Ronnell Lewis Arrested via Fox News

Detroit Lions linebacker Ronnell Lewis faces three misdemeanor charges following his arrest during an altercation at an Oklahoma bar. Norman police records show that the 22-year-old Lewis was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with public intoxication, disturbing the peace and interference with a law enforcement officer.

Detroit Pistons: Cav’s Courting Phil Jackson via Chicago Tribune

The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached out to former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson about succeeding Byron Scott, sources said. Jackson interviewed with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in 2005 before Cleveland hired Mike Brown, who also is a candidate for the current opening.

 

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