American Legion Baseball
The Copper Country Flames split their first two games yesterday, at this weekend’s tournament in Escanaba. They dropped the opener 10-2 to De Pere. Brandon Norkol, Sam Kiiskila, Carter Crouch, Will Romano, Kade Farrell, and Eli Oldt had hits. The Flames bounced back to defeat the Marquette Blues 15-10. Crouch got the win, and had three hits. Norkol also had three hits, and Farrell, Oldt and Reed Heathman each had two.
The Flames face Kimberly this morning at 10:30, and Gladstone this afternoon at 5:15.
The Detroit Tigers’ late comeback fell short, as they lost 7-6 to the Cleveland Indians last night. Detroit appeared to have taken control early, leading 5-2 after the top of the fifth inning, with help from homers by Brandon Dixon and Christin Stewart. The Indians got one back in the bottom of the fifth, then scored twice off Mathew Boyd in the sixth to tie it up. They took the lead with two runs off Joe Jiménez in the bottom of the eighth. In the top of the ninth, JaCoby Jones doubled, and scored on a Stewart single. Nicholas Castellanos sliced a sinking line drive to right field, but Tyler Naquin made a head-first, sliding catch, then threw to first to double Stewart off and end the threat.
The Tigers play at Cleveland again this afternoon. Spencer Turnbull will start against Aaron Civale, who is making his major league debut. Pregame coverage will begin at 3:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Milwaukee Brewers’ losing streak reached five games last night, with an 11-7 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Chase Anderson was rocked for six runs over five innings. The Reds added five more in the seventh and eighth innings off Junior Guerra and Corbin Burnes. Christian Yelich blasted his 29th home run of the year. Mike Moustakas hit his 22nd, and Orlando Arcia also knocked one out.
The Brewers host the Reds again this afternoon. Jhoulys Chacín will pitch against Luis Castillo.
The Detroit Red Wings used the sixth pick in the NHL Draft last night to select German defenseman Moritz Seider. The selection was a surprise – many projected Seider to stay on the board until the upper teens. He played in Germany’s top pro league last season, and was named Rookie of the Year.
The New Jersey Devils opened the draft by taking center Jack Hughes. Finnish forward Kaapo Kakko went to the New York Rangers with the second pick. The draft concludes today, with rounds two through seven.
Former Detroit Piston Joe Dumars is back in the NBA. Dumars has been named a special assistant to the Sacramento Kings. He played his Hall of Fame career in Detroit, and later served as team president.
Keweenaw Roller Derby will skate against the Babes of Thunder in Thunder Bay tonight.
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