Tigers Fumble Away Loss to Chisox
The White Sox scored five runs off Rick Porcello in the first two innings, and beat the Tigers yesterday 6-1. Three of those runs were unearned, thanks to three Detroit errors, plus a misplay in left field by J.D. Martinez that could have been ruled an error, but wasn’t.
The Tigers open a series at Cleveland this afternoon. David Price will start against Corey Kluber. Hear the first pitch at 4:05 on FM 99.3 and AM 1400, WCCY.
Kansas City’s game against Cleveland was suspended by rain with the Royals trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the 10th inning. The game will be finished on September 22nd. That leaves Detroit trailing Kansas City by a half-game in the American League Central Division.
As expected, pitcher Kyle Lobstein has been called back up to the Tigers from Toledo. He’ll start tomorrow against the Indians. Major League team rosters can expand today for the final month of the season. Detroit also added pitchers Kyle Ryan and Robbie Ray, infielder Hernan Perez, and outfielders Tyler Collins and Steven Moya. Moys was the Double-A Eastern League MVP, after hitting 35 home runs at Erie. He also struck out 161 times in 133 games.
Brewers Drop Fifth Straight
The Brewers lost their fifth game in a row, dropping an ugly 15-5 decision to the Giants. Kyle Lohse gave up seven runs over 5-2/3rds innings.
The Brewers face the Cubs in Chicago this afternoon. Jimmy Nelson will start against former Tiger Jacob Turner.
The Cardinals won, so Milwaukee drops into a first-place tie with Saint Louis in the National League Central Division.
Milwaukee centerfielder Carlos Gomez injured his wrist while swinging his bat during the third inning of yesterday’s game. Initial x-rays showed no serious damage, but he’ll need further evaluation.
The Brewers picked up reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Reds in exchange for two players to be named later. Broxton will serve as a setup man for closer Francisco Rodriguez.
Lakes Open with Win
Lake Linden-Hubbell scored seven touchdowns in the first half, and cruised to a 49-6 victory over Baraga Saturday afternoon. Nic Walli opened the scoring by returning an interception for a touchdown, and then running two yards for another. Baraga responded with a five-yard Jonah Goodreau touchdown run. Blake Dupuis then ripped off a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and the rout was on. Dupuis scored two more touchdowns in the second quarter, Tyler Roose added one, and Brendan Middleton returned a Baraga punt 55-yards for a score. Middleton also intercepted three Baraga passes in the second half.
Both Finlandia soccer teams opened their seasons with two shutout wins at the MacMurray College tournament in Jacksonville, Illinois over the weekend. Yesterday, both Lions teams blanked Eureka College by identical 7-0 scores. Stats were not available. On Saturday, the men’s team took a 5-0 win over MacMurray. Freshman forward Saul Ibarra scored a hat trick in his first game, and Brandon Roeske earned the win in goal. The women’s team claimed a 4-0 victory over MacMurray. Erica Sandoval scored twice, and added an assist. Adrianna Osuna got the shutout in goal.
The Finlandia University volleyball team opened its season on Friday with a three set (6-25, 3-25, 21-25) loss to Concordia-Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor… then lost a nearly identical three set (6-25, 4-25, 21-25) decision to Concordia-Wisconsin.
Gauthier, Squires Win Copper Harbor Trails Fest
Tyler Gauthier from Ishpeming dominated the 27-mile mountain bike race at the Copper Harbor Trails Festival yesterday, finishing more than nine minutes ahead of Jan Roubal from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Cooper Dendel from Marquette was the top women’s finisher. In the 17-mile race, Jeff Squires of Copper Harbor came in more than five minutes ahead of Houghton’s Ian Connick to earn the win. Kathy Abbott from Atlantic Mine was the top women’s finisher. Link to full results here.
Our high school football coverage continues Friday night, as Hancock entertains Baraga. Hear the game on the Keweenaw’s High School Sports leader, KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.