The Detroit Tigers combined to shut out the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 last night. Daniel Norris allowed one hit over the first three innings. Drew VerHagen gave up three hits over the next five. Joe Jiménez put runners at first and third in the ninth, but struck out Eric Sogard on a 3-2 pitch to earn the save. The Tigers scored their first run on a wild pitch, and their second on an RBI double by Jordy Mercer.
The Tigers continue that series at Tampa Bay tonight. Jordan Zimmermann will come off the injured list to start against Ryan Yarbrough. Because of Lions football on 99.3 The Lift, Tigers pregame coverage will begin at 5:45 on KBear 102.3.
The Milwaukee Brewers lost 2-1 to the Washington Nationals last evening. Adrian Houser turned in a fine start, allowing a run on two hits over seven innings. Junior Guerra was charged with the winning run in the eighth, and took the loss. Orlando Arcia’s home run provided Milwaukee’s only score. The Crew outhit the Nats 9-3, but stranded 13 baserunners.
That set continues in Washington tonight. Jordan Lyles will start against Aníbal Sánchez.
The Detroit Lions will visit the Houston Texans for their second NFL preseason game tonight. Kickoff is at 8:00 on 99.3 The Lift.
Great Deer Chase
The Aspirus Great Deer Chase mountain bike races will be held today at the Swedetown Trails. 15 and 30-mile races will begin at 11:00. Awards will be presented at the corner of Fifth and Oak Streets at 3:00. For the full schedule, click here.
The 16th annual Pasty Fest Horseshoe Tournament will be held today in Agassiz Park in Calumet. The cost is $10.00 per person, in two-person teams. Sign-up opens at 11:00 at the Agassiz horseshoe pits, with competition beginning around noon.
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