The Detroit Tigers limped into the All Star break with a 6-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox yesterday. Gregory Soto pitched the first two innings for Detroit. He gave up two runs, and took the loss. Nick Ramirez allowed three more runs in the fifth inning, and Eduardo Jiménez surrendered the final run in the eighth. Detroit closed the gap a bit when Brandon Dixon stroked a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth.
The Tigers are off until Friday, when they’ll open a series in Kansas City. Pregame coverage will begin at 7:50 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Milwaukee Brewers also staggered into the mid-season break, with a 6-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday. Junior Guerra was touched for three runs in the seventh, and took the loss. Jesús Aguilar hit two home runs for Milwaukee, and Keston Hiura knocked one out.
The Brewers will return to action Friday evening at home against the San Francisco Giants.
The All Star Game will be played tomorrow in Cleveland. The Home Run Derby is tonight. Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich was scheduled to compete, but withdrew over the weekend because of back problems.
Fast Pitch Softball
On tonight’s Copper Country Fast Pitch Softball League schedule…
– Coca Cola of Hancock plays Superior National Bank at the Chassell field.
– Northern Michigan Land Brokers meets Crush/Diamond House/ Baby E’s at the Hancock Driving Park.
Slow Pitch Softball
In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League play tonight…
– At Miller Memorial Field in Laurium, A and S Industrial faces Auto Pro/ThermoAnalytics at 6:15.
– At Hurontown, Pat’s Foods/Bucko’s takes on Coca Cola/Monte Carlo at 6:15.
– At the Hancock Driving Park, McGann’s/Northern Auto faces Luigi’s at 6:15, then plays Bucko’s/Labatt’s at 7:30.
On this evening’s Copper Country Horseshoe League schedule…
– L and L faces Loading Zone at the Dreamland Bar.
– Drift Inn meets Ahmeek Fire Department at the Drift Inn.
– Rocky’s hosts Dreamland One at Rocky’s Bar.
– Calumet One plays Harter’s Party Store at the Calumet Dam.
– Dreamland Two takes on 41 Lumber at the Gipp.
– Bucko’s Party Store faces Calumet Electronics at Buckie’s.
The Appleton Assassins claimed the Julius T. Nachazel Cup for the fourth straight year, defeating the Boomtown Saints in two sets to win the 62nd Coca-Cola International Frisbee Tournament yesterday. The local Shottle Bop team finished third, after falling to Appleton in a very tight semifinal match. The visiting Samurai Spirit team from Japan placed fourth.
Appleton’s Jonathon Luedke won the Healy Family Most Valuable Player award. Marquette’s Steve “Desi” DesJardins won the Jon Davis Spirit of Guts Award.
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