Tigers Sweep Rockies
Anibal Sanchez tossed seven shutout innings yesterday, as the Tigers blanked the Rockies 4-0. Sanchez struck out 12, while giving up just two hits. The Detroit offense gave him all the runs he needed in the third inning, on an rbi single by Miguel Cabrera, and a three-run homer by Victor Martinez.
The Tigers open a series at Yankee Stadium tonight. Max Scherzer will start against Brandon McCarthy. Hear the first pitch at 7:05 on AM 1400, WCCY.
The Royals also won yesterday, so the Tigers’ lead in the American League Central Division remains at five games.
Brewers Fall After Garza Injury
Brewers’ starter Matt Garza gave up just one hit over six innings, but was forced out of yesterday’s game after six innings because of a rib cage strain. The Cardinals took advantage, scoring three runs in the seventh off Zach Duke and Jeremy Jeffress to earn a 3-2 comeback victory. Garza will be examined today.
The Brewers have today off, and host the Giants tomorrow night. Jimmy Nelson will start against Tim Lincecum.
The loss cuts the Brewers’ lead in the National League Central Division to just a game over Saint Louis, and a game-and-a-half over Pittsburgh.
Favre to Enter Packers’ Hall
Longtime Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre will be inducted into the Packers’ Hall of Fame next summer, and his uniform number four will be retired. A formal announcement is scheduled for later today, but Favre confirmed the news on his website yesterday. Favre led the Packers to two Super Bowl titles, and won three MVP awards over 16 seasons in Green Bay.
Calumet Football Meeting Today
Equipment issue for the Calumet High School football program will take place this evening at Agassiz Field. Juniors and seniors will receive their equipment at 6:00. Sophomores and freshmen will receive theirs at 6:30. The first practice will be next Monday morning at 8:00.
Juntti wins Copperman
Jeff Juntti from Negaunee continued his domination of the Copperman Triathlon on Saturday, winning the event with a total time of 1:46:12.6. Juntti has placed first or second in the Copperman each year since 2008. Houghton’s Andrew Joda finished 42 seconds off the pace. Ben Rigby from Fox Lake, Illinois placed third. Ann Hoover from Hancock was the top women’s finisher. She also won the women’s division in 2012. The Fredschmidtowles team of Dave Fredrickson, Christopher Schmidt and Ryan Towles took first place in the men’s team division, and placed first overall. The Jim Bob and Kid team of Gabrielle Iwaszko and Joan Becker was the top women’s team. The top co-ed team was Could be sleeping in! with Marissa Graff, Justin Hoffmeyer, and Melissa Elmer. Full results are here.