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Upton Slam Breaks Tigers’ Losing Streak – Monday Sports Wrap


The Detroit Tigers snapped their three-game losing streak with an 8-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox last night. Detroit took an early lead when Nicholas Castellanos homered in the first inning. They put the game away when Justin Upton hit a grand slam in the fifth. Daniel Norris allowed seven hits and two runs over five innings to get the win.

The Tigers have today off, and open a home set against the Arizona Diamondbacks tomorrow. Buck Farmer will start against Zack Greinke. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:45 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.


Before yesterday’s game, the Tigers brought reliever Chad Bell up from Toledo. Reliever Arcenio Leon was sent down.

The Diamondbacks scored five runs in the seventh inning, and five runs in the eighth inning, and routed the Milwaukee Brewers 11-1 yesterday. Chase Anderson took the tough loss, giving up just a run on four hits over six innings. Milwaukee’s only run came on a Keon Broxton homer in the ninth.

The Brewers also have today off. They’ll play a doubleheader at St. Louis tomorrow. The afternoon game is a makeup of a rainout on May 3rd. The regularly-scheduled game will be played in the evening.

The Major League Baseball draft begins tonight with the first two rounds, and the competitive balance rounds. The Tigers will have the 18th and 57th picks. The Brewers own the ninth, 34th and 46th selections.

Fast Pitch Softball
In Copper Country Women’s Fast Pitch Softball action tonight…
– At the Houghton field, Calumet Golf Club/Loading Zone meets Frank A. Douglass Agency at 5:45, and Superior National Bank faces Jan Bruin-Slot Builders at 7:15.
– At the Chassell field, Mattila Rock and Dock plays Auto Pro Glass and Tire at 7:15.

Horseshoe League
In Copper Country Horseshoe League play tonight…
– Dreamland Two faces Rocky’s Bar at the Dreamland Bar.
– Drift Inn takes on Ahmeek Fire Department at the Drift Inn.
– Harter’s Party Store plays Dreamland One at Rocky’s Bar.
– L and L faces Calumet Electronics at the Calumet Dam.
– Harter’s Carquest meets Calumet One at Agassiz Park.

The Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup last night, with a 2-0 victory over the Nashville Predators. The Penguins took the title series four games to two.

The NBA championship series will continue tonight in Oakland. The Golden State Warriors lead the Cleveland Cavaliers three games to one.

Guts Frisbee
The Shottle Bop team from the Keweenaw won the Wisconsin State Guts Frisbee Championship over the weekend, defeating Mark and the Delta Boys in the finals. Shottle Bop teammates were Will and Ron Blau, Connor Poyhonen, Stephen Dudenas, Jacob Norkol, and Michael McParlan. They’ll be among the competitors at the 60th annual International Frisbee Tournament, July 8th and 9th, at Calumet’s Agassiz Field.

Registration remains open for the Bridgefest doubles tennis tournament and volleyball tournament. Deadlines for both are this Thursday. The doubles tennis tourney will be held Saturday at the Laurn Grove court. The volleyball tournament will feature men’s and women’s doubles on Saturday, and co-ed foursomes on Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the Finlandia volleyball program. For details and registration forms, click here.

Team Copper Country is sponsoring the Bridgefest street hockey tournament for seven-player youth and adult teams at the Edwards Street Rink in West Houghton Saturday. For schedule and registration information, click here.

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