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The Detroit Tigers scored early, and then held on to edge the New York Yankees 4-3 last night. John Hicks and Justin Upton homered. Anibal Sanchez turned in his best start of the season, giving up two runs before leaving in the seventh with a 4-2 lead. The Yankees scored in the eighth, but Shane Greene came in and induced a double play to end the threat. New York threatened again in the ninth, after an unintentional walk and an intentional walk, but Greene got Clint Frazier to pop out to Dixon Machado to end the game.
The Tigers wrap up that set against the Yankees in New York this afternoon. Jordan Zimmermann will pitch against Masahiro Tanaka. Pregame coverage begins at 12:40 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Milwaukee Brewers scored all three of their runs in the first inning, and held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 last night. Jimmy Nelson gave up two runs over six innings to get the victory. The Cubs also won, so Milwaukee remains two-and-a-half games back in the National League Central Division.
The Brewers host the Cardinals again this evening. Brent Suter will start against Luke Weaver.
Milwaukee has brought outfielder Keon Broxton back from Colorado Springs. They designated outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment. They also sent reliever Paolo Espino down to the Sky Sox, to make room for Jeremy Jeffress, who is returning to the Brewers via trade with the Texas Rangers. Jeffress will be activated today.
In Copper Country Twilight League baseball last night…
– Superior National Bank-Stanton scored in the bottom of the eighth, and clinched the regular-season title with a 9-8 victory over Dean Kangas-State Farm. Tyler LaDuron earned the win with two-and-a-third innings of scoreless relief. Josh Koskela had three hits for Stanton.
– The result of the game between REL-Mohawk Technologies and Wolverine-Orbit was not reported.
The Michigan Tech football team has been picked to finish sixth in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this fall. The Huskies are about to enter their first campaign under coach Steve Olson, who took over after Tom Kearly retired after last season. Grand Valley State narrowly edged out Ferris State for first place in the coaches’ poll that was released yesterday. Ashland, Wayne State and Saginaw Valley State round out the top five. After Tech, Tiffin and Northwood hold the seventh and eighth positions. Northern Michigan University is ranked ninth, and newcomer Davenport University placed tenth.
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