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MLB – Tigers
The Detroit Tigers launched four home runs, and blasted the Seattle Mariners 12-5 last night. Nick Castellanos started the power parade with a solo shot in the second inning. Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez opened the fourth with back-to-back shots. Yoenis Cespedes led off the sixth with a homer, and the Tigers would go on to score four more runs in that inning to put the game away. Alfredo Simon wasn’t sharp, giving up all five Seattle runs before leaving in the sixth, but he earned the win.
The Tigers continue that series at Seattle tonight. Kyle Ryan will pitch against Taijuan Walker. Hear the first pitch at 10:10 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
Detroit added some first base depth by claiming Marc Krauss off waivers from the Rays. Krauss is 27. He’s put up good minor league numbers over the years, but has struggled in the majors. No move has yet been announced to make room for Krauss on the roster. Regular first baseman Miguel Cabrera is expected to miss six weeks with a strained calf muscle.
Cabrera, of course, will miss the All Star Game, even though the was voted to start at first base for the American League. The Tigers will be represented at the mid-season classic by outfielder J.D. Martinez, shortstop Jose Iglesias, and pitcher David Price. Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is one of five players still up for consideration in the final fan vote.
The Milwaukee Brewers’ eight-game winning streak ended with a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves last night. Kyle Lohse gave up four runs over the first two innings, and took the loss.
The Brewers host the Braves again tonight. Tyler Cravy will start against Manny Banuelos.
Cravy is making his second start of the season because Matt Garza was placed on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis yesterday. Garza admitted it’s been a problem for a while. Right-hander Corey Knebel was recalled from Colorado Springs to fill the open roster spot.
Brewers’ closer Francisco Rodriguez was the only Milwaukee player named to the National League All-Star team yesterday.
Rain washed out last night’s slow pitch and fast pitch softball games.
Copper Country Twilight League Baseball
In Copper Country Twilight League baseball tonight…
– At the Hancock Driving Park, Wolverine/Orbit faces Pat’s Foods/Mosquito Inn.
– At the Stanton field, Dean Kangas-State Farm meets the Stanton Wildcats.
Lassila Golf Outing Set
Registration is now open for the Gordie Lassila Senior Scramble, which will be held Monday at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Course. It’s open to three-person teams made up of those ages 60 and older. The cost is 40-dollars per player. Money raised supports the Gordie Lassila Scholarship. To sign up, call the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge.