Miguel Cabrera blasted his 500th career home run yesterday, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3. Cabrera’s historic shot came in the top of the sixth inning, and tied the game 1-1. The drama came later, as the Jays scored once off Michael Fulmer in the bottom of the eighth to reclaim the lead. Detroit tied it in the top of the ninth. Willi Castro doubled, and scored when Marcus Semien’s throw on a routine Harold Castro ground ball bounced past the first baseman. After each team scored in the 10th, back-to-back, two-out doubles by Daz Cameron and Willi Castro scored two for Detroit in the top of the 11th. Joe Jiménez retired the Jays in the bottom of the 11th to close out the win.
The Tigers have today off, and begin a quick interleague set in Saint Louis tomorrow night. Casey Mize will start against Jack Flaherty. Coverage will begin at 7:25 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Tigers will be without starter Wilt Peralta for a few days. He’s been place on the injured list with a blister on his right hand. Alex Lange has been called up from Toledo to fill in. Help for the rotation may be on the way. José Ureña is expected to rejoin the team this week, after missing five weeks with a groin strain. Matthew Boyd is slated to make his final rehab start at Toledo tomorrow. He’s missed more than two months because of arm pain.
The Milwaukee Brewers cruised to a 7-3 victory over the Washington Nationals yesterday. Kolton Wong drove in three runs with a homer and a triple. Lorenzo Cain also homered. Adrian Houser pitched into the fourth and gave up one run in his return from the COVID-19 list. Anticipating the short start, Milwaukee also brought Aaron Ashby up from Nashville. He turned in two scoreless innings. Relievers Eric Yardley and Miguel Sánchez were sent down to make room.
The Brewers also have today off, and entertain the Cincinnati Reds tomorrow night. Corbin Burnes will pitch against Tyler Mahle.
The Copper Country Horseshoe League tournament will wrap up tonight…
• Calumet One and Dreamland One will meet for the title at the Drift Inn.
• L and L will face Harter’s Party Store in the third place match at Rocky’s Bar.
Our high school football coverage begins Thursday, when Lake Linden-Hubbell visits the Gogebic Miners. The broadcast from Wakefield will begin at 5:40 on KBear 102.3. Keweenaw Report Sports will broadcast all of the Lakes’ games this fall. Calumet begins its season at home against Gladstone Friday. Hear all of Calumet’s games on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. Houghton opens its campaign Friday on the road at Westwood. Hear all of Houghton’s games on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf. See our full broadcast schedule at KBear102.com.
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