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Nicholas Castellanos hit two home runs, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-5 yesterday. Castellanos slugged a three-run shot in the third inning, and added a two-run blast in the fifth. Returning from the disabled list, starter Jordan Zimmermann threw four shutout innings, but allowed four runs in the fifth. The Sox tied it with a run off Drew VerHagen in the sixth. José Iglesias singled home the game-winner off former Tiger Bruce Rondón in the eighth, and Rondón then walked Niko Goodrum with the bases loaded to force in an insurance tally. Buck Farmer worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning, and got the win. Shane Greene earned his 19th save.
The Tigers have won four straight, and wrap up that series in Chicago this afternoon. Blaine Hardy will pitch against James Shields. Pregame coverage will begin at 1:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 yesterday. Junior Guerra pitched into the sixth, and was charged with all four Philly runs. Travis Shaw singled home Christian Yelich for Milwaukee’s only score in the first inning.
The Brewers host the Phillies again this afternoon. Chase Anderson will start against Aaron Nola.
At the U.P. All-Star Classic Basketball Games yesterday…
– The South girls defeated the North girls 64-54. Watersmeet’s Bethany Baldwin scored 20, and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. The North team included Missy Allen, Meg Hokenson and Sydney Danison from Chassell, and Kara Pietila from Houghton. Chassell’s Brandi Hainault was the coach.
– The South boys defeated the North boys 97-88. Brad Spindler from Gladstone was the MVP. The North team included Devin Schmitz and Jaden Janke from Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, and Jake Witt from Ewen-Trout Creek. Jesse Kentala from the Blue Bolts coached the team.
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