Tigers Stop Yanks
Rick Porcello earned his 15th win of the season, as the Tigers beat the Yankees 5-2 last night. Porcello turned in eight strong innings. His only two serious mistakes were two pitches that Jacoby Ellsbury turned into solo home runs. J.D. Martinez had three hits for Detroit, drove in one run, and scored two.
The Tigers host the Yankees again tonight. David Price will start against Shane Greene. Hear the first pitch at 7:08 on FM 99.3 and AM 1400, WCCY.
Kansas City also won, so the Tigers continue to trail the Royals by a game-and-a-half in the American League Central Division.
Anibal Sanchez tried to do some throwing yesterday, but had to stop after feeling pain in his injured arm. Sanchez has been sidelined for two-and-a-half weeks with a muscle strain. Team officials hope the pain was just some scar tissue breaking loose, but it eliminates any chance that Sanchez will be ready to start one of Saturday’s two games in Chicago. With the failure of Robbie Ray and Buck Farmer to provide rotation help, Kyle Lobstein will start in Sanchez’ regular spot tomorrow night. Someone else will be called up from the minors for Saturday’s extra game.
Brewers Fall to Padres
Jimmy Nelson struggled through five innings, and the Brewers lost to the Padres 4-1. Nelson gave up all four runs, although only two were earned. An error by shortstop Jean Segura opened the door for the other two.
The Brewers continue that set at San Diego tonight. Yovani Gallardo will start against Odrisamer Despaigne.
Saint Louis also lost, so Milwaukee’s lead over the Cardinals in the National League Central Division remains at a game-and-a-half.
Packers Place Raji on DL
It’s official – the Packers placed nose tackle B.J. Raji on the disabled list yesterday, meaning he’ll miss the entire season. Raji tore a biceps muscle during last week’s preseason game.
High School Volleyball
In high school volleyball, Houghton continues play at the Wisconsin-Oshkosh Invitational today.
Dunham Named NMU Assistant Coach
Former Baraga coach Mariah Dunham has been hired as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Northern Michigan University. Dunham played college ball at Northern, and at the University of Wisconsin. She coached the Baraga boys’ team for a season, and the girls’ team for another season, before being hired as an assistant at Lake Superior State last fall.
Copper Harbor Trails Fest This Weekend
Registration remains open for this weekend’s Copper Harbor Trails Festival. Saturday’s events include Enduro Races and the Dan Wissman Memorial Dock Jump Competition. Races on Sunday include the Downhill on the Overflow Trail, the Junior Fat Tire, and 17 and 27-mile Cross Country Races. To sign up online, click here. On-site registration will also be available this weekend.
Finlandia Golf Outing Set
The Finlandia Blue Line Club will hold its annual golf outing a week from Saturday at the Calumet Golf Club. It’s a 3-person scramble with a shotgun start at 10:00. Registration is $35.00 per person, or $100 per team, and includes 18 holes of golf and lunch. To register, contact Travis Hanson at 370-4613.
The high school football season opens tomorrow night, as Houghton visits L’Anse for the first game at Volunteer Field. On Saturday, Lake Linden-Hubbell entertains Baraga. Hear both games on the Copper Country’s High School Sports Leader, KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.