The Detroit Tigers’ pitching woes continued last night, in a 9-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Brought up from Toledo to make a spot start, Ryan Carpenter gave up three runs over five innings. His evening ended with a two-hour rain delay. When the showers ended, José Cisnero allowed three runs in the sixth, and Austin Adams gave up three more in the eighth. John Hicks homered for Detroit.
The Tigers entertain the Red Sox again this afternoon. Jordan Zimmermann will start against former Tiger Rick Porcello. Pregame coverage will begin at 3:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
Detroit sent Carpenter back to Toledo after the game.
The Tigers also announced yesterday that General Manager Al Avila has agreed to a multi-year contract extension. Avila’s current deal was set to expire at the end of next season. There’s no word as to how long the new arrangement will last. Tigers chairman and CEO Christopher Ilitch said he’s pleased with the rebuilding plan Avila has put in place.
The Milwaukee Brewers blew a five-run lead in the ninth inning, but Lorenzo Cain’s RBI single in the top of the 10th lifted them to a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds. The Crew broke their 26-inning scoreless streak when Jesús Aguilar singled home Yasmani Grandal in the fourth. Aguilar later homered, as did Orlando Arcia and Manny Piña. Zach Davies tossed five scoreless innings.
The Brewers continue that series at Pittsburgh this afternoon. Adrian Houser will pitch against Dario Agrazal.
American Legion Baseball
The Copper Country Flames American Legion Baseball team will host Negaunee today. Because of the Guts Frisbee tournament at the Hancock Driving Park, today’s games will start at 1:00 at the Stanton field.
The 62nd annual Coca Cola International Frisbee Tournament begins this morning. This year’s tournament has been moved to the Hancock Driving Park, because of construction at Agassiz Field, which has been its home for a number of years. The Appleton Assassins will return to defend their title. They’ll be challenged by a field that includes the six-time champion Boomtown Saints, former champion Blame the Dog, the strong local Shottle Bop team, and two teams from Japan. Action will begin around 9:00 today, and will continue through the championship match Sunday afternoon. Spectators are welcome, and admission is free.
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