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Boyd Lifts Tigers – Thursday Sports Wrap

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Matt Boyd earned his first major league victory last night, as the Detroit Tigers edged the Kansas City Royals 2-1. Boyd scattered seven hits over seven innings. The only one that hurt him was an RBI triple by Kendrys Morales. The Tigers had some big triples, too. Anthony Gose used one to drive home Tyler Collins in the third inning. Ian Kinsler led off the four inning with one, and came home on a Victor Martinez ground out.


The Tigers wrap up that set against the Royals this afternoon. Anibal Sanchez will start against Yordano Ventura. Hear the first pitch at 1:08 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

Pitcher Kyle Lobstein will begin a rehab assignment at the Tigers’ Single-A affiliate in Lakeland, Florida. Manager Brad Ausmus says Lobstein has been out long enough because of his sore shoulder that he’ll need several rehab starts to work his way back into shape.

Former Tigers President and CEO Dave Dombrowski says team owner Mike Ilitch told him he wanted to take the team in a different direction when he delivered the news that he was being released from his contract. Dombrowski’s contract would have expired in a few months, anyway, and he says there had been no conversations about extending it. He told MLB.com that he’s happy the job went to his long-time assistant, Al Avila… and that he’s not planning to retire.


Taylor Jungmann struck out eight over seven strong innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the San Diego Padres 8-5 last night. Jungmann gave up two runs. San Diego scored three off Corey Knebel in the ninth to make it close. The Brewers got off to a fast start, scoring four runs in the first inning on a two-run homer by Jonathan Lucroy, and a two-run triple by Shane Peterson.

The Brewers conclude that home series against the Padres this afternoon. Matt Garza will pitch against Odrisamer Despaigne.

The Brewers have optioned reliever Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Gulmet was recently picked up off waivers. He gave up six runs in Monday night’s loss. Pitcher Tyler Cravy has been brought up.

Twilight League Playoffs Continue
Twilight LeagueThe Copper Country Twilight League baseball tournament continues tonight, with the second games of the best-of-three semifinal series.
– At the Hancock Driving Park, Pat’s Foods/Mosquito Inn hosts Dean Kangas – State Farm. Pat’s won the opener Tuesday evening.
– At the Stanton field, the Stanton Wildcats entertain Wolverine/Orbit. Wolverine won the opener Tuesday night.
If a third game is needed to resolve the series, it will be played this weekend.

Lions Extend Levy
Detroit Lions LionThe Detroit Lions have signed DeAndre Levy to a four-year contract extension. Levy lead the NFL in unassisted tackles last season. Terms have not been released, but the deal will likely make him one of the highest-paid linebackers in the league.

Houghton HS Football Open House Tonight
Houghton-Gremlins-LogoMiddle and high school students interested in playing football for Houghton High School and their parents are invited to attend an open house tonight at 6:00 in the school gym. Meet the coaches, get information on the upcoming season, and enjoy some refreshments. Football equipment for both Varsity and JV players will be issued immediately following tonight’s meeting. Varsity and JV practices begin Monday at 4:30. All players will need to have a physical exam completed before being allowed to practice. Physical cards may be pick up in the Athletic Director’s office.

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