MLB: Tigers Swept by Rays
Rick Porcello’s bid for a third straight shutout ended quickly last night, as the Tigers lost to the Rays 7-3. Tampa scored early… with a double, a single, and a three-run homer before any outs were recorded in the top of the first. Porcello was charged with all seven runs. Torii Hunter and J.D. Martinez homered for Detroit.
The Tigers have today off, and open an interleague set against the Dodgers tomorrow night. Justin Verlander will start against Hyun-Jin Ryu. Hear the first pitch at 7:08 on AM 1400, WCCY.
The Royals also lost… so Detroit’s lead in the American League Central remains at four games.
Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Max Scherzer will represent the Tigers at the All-Star Game next week. Cabrera was invited to take part in the Home Run Derby, but declined. He will start at third base. Martinez’ participation will depend on the status of his aching back. Rick Porcello was not named to the team… but could be voted in by fans in the MLB Final Vote Competition.
Brewers Fall at Cincinnati
Jay Bruce’s two-run homer off Will Smith in the eighth inning lifted the Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Brewers yesterday. The blow spoiled a good start by Yovani Gallardo, who surrendered two runs in the first inning… then pitched shutout ball through the seventh.
The Brewers host the Phillies tonight. Marco Estrada will pitch against Cole Hamels.
The Cardinals also lost… but the Pirates won… and moved into second place in the National League Central… four-and-a-half games behind Milwaukee.
Four Brewers are heading to the All-Star Game next week. Third baseman Aramis Ramirez and center fielder Carlos Gomez will be starters. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy and reliever Francisco Rodriguez will also be on the team.
Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball
In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball play tonight…
– At Hurontown, Osmose takes on Nutini’s at 6:15… then faces Coca Cola/Miller’s Recreation at 7:30.
– At the Hancock Driving Park, McGann’s/Northern Auto faces The Goal Post at 6:15. Auto Value plays Erickson Crowley Peterson at 7:30.
Boomtown Earns 2nd Straight IFT Title
The Boomtown Saints came from behind to beat the Appleton Assassins, and take their second-straight International Frisbee Tournament title last night at Agassiz Field. The Assassins took the first game of the best-of-three final… but the Saints roared back to claim the final two. It’s their fourth title in the past five years. It’s the second year in a row that the Assassins have placed second… after winning the Nachazel Cup three years ago. Beer City narrowly defeated the local Luigi’s team to claim third place. Luigi’s finished fourth. Two rookie teams… the Keweenaw Mountain Men, made up of Calumet High School students… and Get A Life, made up of Hancock High School students… each recorded a win during their first tournament appearance. The Jon Davis Spirit of Guts Award went to Paul Liu… a very good player who traveled all the way from Taiwan to take part in this year’s event.
Atlantic Mine Golf Tourney Scheduled
The 32nd annual Greater Atlantic Mine Golf Tournament will begin at the Wyandotte Hills course Wednesday morning at 10:00. Information is posted on the KeweenawReport.com Community Calendar.
Laurium Softball Tourney Deadline Tomorrow
The deadline to register for the Jack and Jill Softball Tournament at the Lazy Days of Laurium on Saturday is tomorrow. For details and registration information, click here. There will also be a youth free throw contest on Saturday, but no advance registration is necessary for that. All activities will take place at the George Gipp Recreation Area.