American Legion Baseball
The Copper Country Flames dropped both of their Saturday games at the Escanaba tournament. In the first contest of the day, Kade Ferrell pitched well, but was hurt by six Flames errors in a 6-4 loss to Kimberly. Farrell, Sam Kiiskila and Carter Crouch each had two hits. The second game was an 8-0 shutout loss to Gladstone. Kiiskila, Reed Heathman and Isaac Bennetts had the Flames’ only hits.
The Detroit Tigers dropped a 2-0 decision to the Cleveland Indians yesterday. Spencer Turnbull took the loss, allowing both runs on six hits over five innings. Blaine Hardy, Nick Ramirez and Victor Alcántara each tossed an inning of hitless relief.
The Tigers play at Cleveland again this afternoon. Daniel Norris will start against Zach Plesac. Pregame coverage will begin at 12:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
Detroit has brought reliever José Cisnero up from Toledo. At age 30, Cisnero returns to the Major Leagues after five years. The Tigers signed him as a minor league free agent out of the Dominican winter league. Reliever Carlos Torres has been designated for assignment.
The Milwaukee Brewers snapped their five-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds yesterday. After spotting the Reds a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, the Crew roared back with four runs in the bottom of the inning, powered by a Yasmani Grandal home run. After Cincy tied the game in the third, Grandal put Milwaukee back on top in the fourth with an RBI double, then scored the eventual winning run on a single by Lorenzo Cain. Starter Jhoulys Chacín couldn’t make it through the fifth inning, and was charged with all six Cincinnati runs.
The Brewers host the Reds again this afternoon. Brandon Woodruff will pitch against Anthony DeSclafani.
Struggling Milwaukee starter Jimmy Nelson has been moved to the bullpen. Nelson is trying to come back after missing more than year because of shoulder surgery. He made three starts, but did not fare well. Aaron Wilkerson has been called up from San Antonio to join the starting rotation. Reliever Corbin Burnes has been sent down.
After opening the NHL Draft on Friday by taking German defenseman Moritz Seider, the Detroit Red Wings continued to look to Europe in the final rounds yesterday. Detroit used the first of three second-round selections to take Finnish defenseman Antti Tuomisto, then added American forward Robert Mastrosimone and defenseman Albert Johansson – the first of four Swedish players in their draft class. They also added a Russian, along with two Canadians and another American. See the full draft class here.