Tigers Drop Fourth Straight
The White Sox scored seven runs in the seventh inning, and pounded the Tigers 11-4 last night. The game was tied at two at the end of the sixth. In the seventh, two singles off Anibal Sanchez and two Tigers’ errors gave Chicago a one-run lead. Joakim Soria relieved Sanchez. He gave up a three-run double, a two-run homer and a solo homer in his second appearance in a Detroit uniform.
The Tigers host the White Sox again tonight. Max Scherzer will start against Hector Noesi. Hear the first pitch at 7:08 on AM 1400, WCCY.
Detroit has lost four straight games. Kansas City also lost, so the Tigers’ lead in the American League Central Division remains at five games.
Tigers’ third-baseman Nick Castellanos was scratched from last night’s lineup after being hit on the hand by a ground ball during batting practice. Castellanos’ right index finger swelled up so badly that it had to be drained. Shortstop Eugenio Suarez had to leave the game in the fourth inning, with soreness in his lower back. Both are considered day-to-day.
Brewers Shut Down by Rays
The Brewers lost their third straight game… 5-1 to the Rays. The loss spoiled a strong outing by Matt Garza, who gave up just one run over seven innings. Tampa Bay scored four in the eighth off relievers Will Smith and Marco Estrada. Milwaukee batters managed only three hits in the game.
The Brewers wrap up that series at Tampa Bay this afternoon. Yovani Gallardo will start against David Price.
Pittsburgh won, and Saint Louis lost, so Milwaukee’s lead in the National League Central Division is now a game over the Pirates, and a game-and-a-half over the Cardinals.
Copper Country Twilight League
In Copper Country Twilight League play last night…
– At the Dollar Bay field, BlueSky Health scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge Mosquito Inn 7-6. Brent Jurmu’s sacrifice fly drove in the game-winner. The win earned BlueSky the regular-season Twilight League title.
– At the Wolverine Field, Wolverine-Orbit moved into sole possession of second place, with an 11-5 victory over the Stanton Wildcats. Zach Hill hit three doubles and drove in four runs for Wolverine, and Luke Paul hit a two-run homer. Dax Durocher had three hits for Stanton.
Keteri to Play Hoops at Finlandia
Former Houghton High School basketball standout Trent Keteri will play college ball at Finlandia this year. Last season, Keteri averaged 16 points per game. He was named to the WestPAC All-Conference First Team… and the All-UP Class ABC Second Team.
Huskies’ Men’s Hoops Team Honored
The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team has received the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award. Austin Armga, Alex Culy, Jeff Gregory, Troy Hecht, Luke Heller, Kyle Stankowski, Ben Stelzer, Nicholas Stoll and James Wezensky were named to the Honor Court. Four teams from the GLIAC earned the award… which is given to teams with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. of the 125 teams that won the award across the nation, only one had more players named to the Honor Court than the Huskies did.