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MLB – Tigers
Jefry Marte doubled home a run with his first major league league hit in the second inning, then hit his first big league home run in the fourth inning, as the Detroit Tigers edged the Seattle Mariners 5-4 yesterday. Anibal Sanchez couldn’t hold the early lead the Tigers gave him, but held on into the seventh inning to get the win. Nick Castellanos drove in the winning run in the top of the seventh with a sacrifice fly. Joakim Soria walked two batters in the ninth, but earned the save.
The Tigers open a series at Minnesota this evening. David Price will pitch against Mike Pelfrey. Hear the first pitch at 8:10 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
Starting pitcher Shane Greene may be on his way back to Detroit. Greene started the season very effectively, but then struggled, and was demoted to Toledo. He was pulled from his start for the Mud Hens last night after 38 pitches – an indication that he may be called up to start Sunday’s game for the Tigers.
The Milwaukee Brewers gave the Atlanta Braves four runs in the third inning, then came back to claim a 5-4 victory. Khris Davis started the comeback with a two-run homer in the fourth. Carlos Gomez finished it with a solo shot in the sixth, and a three-run blast in the eighth. Jeremy Jeffress got the win in relief. Francisco Rodriguez earned his 19th save.
The Brewers have today off, and open a west coast series against the Dodgers tomorrow night. Jimmy Nelson will start against Mike Bolsinger.
Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball
In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball action last night…
– At Miller Memorial Field in Laurium, Bucko’s/Labatts outslugged B and B Bar/Daytona Body Shop 26-11. Brad Anderson hit two home runs, and Charlie Kempinen added one. Bucko’s then pounded Auto Value 26-10. Kempinen hit another home run, and Nate Lasanen and Jordan Johnson also homered.
– At Hurontown, Erickson Crowley Peterson bombed Downtowner Two 23-11. Erik Nettle and Josh Turunen each hit two home runs, and Keith Denomie added one. Erickson Crowley Peterson then held off Nutini’s 28-25. Denomie and Nettle homered again.
– At the Hancock Driving Park, the score of the game between Matt’s Auto Glass and Monte Carlo/Coca Cola was not reported. McGann’s/Northern Auto overpowered Library/ThermoAnalytics 39-12. McGann’s scored 16 runs in the first inning, and 17 in the third.
Women’s Fast Pitch Softball
In Women’s Fast Pitch play last night…
– At Chassell, Mattila Rock and Dock defeated Family Chiropractic 9-6. Melissa Baker was the winning pitcher. The results of the Northern Michigan Land Brokers game against North Star BP was not reported.
– At Lake Linden, Pat’s Foods didn’t have enough players, so Auto Pro Glass and Tire won by forfeit.
Copper Country Twilight League Baseball
In Copper Country Twilight League baseball tonight…
– At the Hancock Driving Park, the Stanton Wildcats play Pat’s Foods/Mosquito Inn.
– At the Wolverine Field, Dean Kangas-State Farm takes on Wolverine/Orbit.
Copper Country Horseshoe League
Scores from week six in the Copper Country Horseshoe League…
– Out of the Norm Tattoo blanked Drift Inn blanked 9-0.
– North End One shut out Calumet Two 9-0.
– Calumet One stopped Gasoline Alley 9-0.
– L and L defeated Loading Zone 7-2.
– Ahmeek Fire Department got past Fat Lil Bandits 6-3.
– Dreamland edged North End Two 5-4.
Red Wings Sign Tangradi
The Detroit Red Wings have signed journeyman left wing Eric Tangradi to a one-year contract. Tangradi has appeared in 143 NHL games with three teams over the past six seasons. He spent most of last season with the Canadiens’ top minor league team, and is expected to open this season with Grand Rapids.
Run the Keweenaw This Weekend
The annual Run the Keweenaw trail running event will take place Saturday and Sunday in and near Copper Harbor. Events include the Mt. Baldy Summit Run, the Junior Trail Run, the 12K Copper Harbor Trails Challenge, and the Copper Harbor Trails Non-Competitive Run/Hike on Saturday, and the 25K Carl Olson Memorial Adventure Run on Sunday. Registration closes tonight at 11:00. For the full schedule, and registration information, click here.