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Cooper hits slam in 9th, Marlins top Tigers, 6th win in row

May. 23, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A day after hitting his first major league home run, Garrett Cooper connected again. In grand fashion, too. Cooper hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning and the Miami Marlins won their sixth in a row, rallying past Detroit 5-2 Thursday to finish a terrible homestand for the...

Marlins rally for 5th straight win, 6-3 over Tigers

May. 22, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — For the second straight night, a Miami player celebrated his first major league homer. Harold Ramirez hit his less than two weeks after his debut. Garrett Cooper had a much longer wait. Cooper hit his first big league home run in the sixth inning, and that was the start of an impressive...

Marlins blow lead, then recover to beat Tigers 5-4 in 11

May. 21, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A few innings after his first major league home run, Harold Ramirez nearly made a big mistake in the field. A replay review offered the Miami outfielder a reprieve. "I just say to (teammate Rosell) Herrera: 'I know I got it, so I know they're going to call out,'" Ramirez said. Ramirez...

Detroit's Gardenhire ejected after 9th-inning reversal

May. 21, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire has been ejected from Detroit's game against Miami on Tuesday night after the Tigers' manager came out to argue following a replay reversal in the bottom of the ninth inning. With men on first and third and one out, Detroit's Ronny Rodriguez lifted a fly ball to deep left...

Handwritten wills shake up Aretha Franklin's estate

May. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The discovery of handwritten wills in the home of the late Aretha Franklin could ignite a dispute among family members about the estate of the "Queen of Soul." She died last August without a formal document to guide her sons about her music, property and other assets. But the newly...

Land deals, incentives OK'd for new auto plant in Detroit

May. 21, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler can move forward with plans to build a new, $1.6 billion assembly plant in Detroit and invest $900 million to retool and modernize another. Land deals and community benefits agreements tied to the project were approved Tuesday by the Detroit City Council, shortly before...

Stafford endures 'tough times' after wife's tumor surgery

May. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife, Kelly, recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor. "There's been some long days and some tough times," Stafford said Tuesday after joining his teammates...

The Latest: Michigan OKs $223M package for Fiat Chrysler

May. 21, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on plans by Fiat Chrysler to build a new vehicle assembly plant in Detroit (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Michigan's economic development arm has approved $223 million in incentives to help Fiat Chrysler invest in five factories, including the construction of a new assembly plant in...

Authorities remove 178 cats from suburban Detroit home

May. 21, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say animal control officers have removed 178 cats from a suburban Detroit home where the animals were found living in what was described as deplorable conditions. The Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center says the animals were found after...

Seeing a twisting road ahead, Ford cuts 7K white-collar jobs

May. 20, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, about 10% of its global salaried workforce. The major revamp, which had been under way since last...