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Ryan Carpenter earned his first major league win as the Detroit Tigers outscored the Minnesota Twins 7-5 last night. Carpenter allowed solo home runs in the first, second and third innings, then pitched shutout ball into the sixth. The Tigers scored three in the third inning – two on a double by Ronny Rodriguez. They added three in the fifth on a Mikie Mahtook home run, and tacked on an insurance score in the eighth on a Jim Adduci groundout. Minnesota’s final two runs came on a two-run homer off Joe Jiménez in the bottom of the eight. Shane Greene relieved him, and recorded a four-out save.
The Tigers conclude that series against the Twins in Minnesota this afternoon. Jacob Turner will start against Jake Odorizzi. Pregame coverage will begin at 1:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
Turner’s contract was purchased (again) from the Toledo Mud Hens. To make room on the 40-man roster, reliever Zach McAllister was designated for assignment, just eight days after the Tigers signed him. Turner was signed as a minor league free agent after having been released earlier this season by the Miami Marlins. He made one start for Detroit nearly two weeks ago, and lasted just an inning while giving up seven runs to the Los Angeles Angels. He was designated for assignment after that game, cleared waivers, and reported back to the Mud Hens.
The Tigers have identified the first of two “players to be named later” from the trade that sent pitcher Mike Fiers to the Oakland Athletics. 23-year-old reliever Nolan Blackwood is the A’s 30th-ranked prospect. He’s been pitching for Oakland’s Double-A farm team, and will likely be assigned to the Erie Seawolves.
The Milwaukee Brewers’ August swoon continued with a 7-2 loss to the Saint Louis Cardinals last evening. Wade Miley gave up four runs over five innings, but was hurt by some sloppy defense in a three-run third. Travis Shaw and Christian Yelich homered for the Crew.
The Brewers have lost three straight, and have won just five times this month. Yesterday’s loss dropped them a half-game behind the Cardinals in the chase for the final wild card playoff berth. They conclude that set at St. Louis this afternoon. Jhoulys Chacín will pitch against John Gant.
Great Deer Chase
Samuel Kilpela of Atlantic Mine won the 30-mile event at the annual Aspirus Great Deer Chase yesterday in a photo finish, shading Mark Krantz of Marquette by four-tenths of a second. Kilpela is no stranger to close finishes – he placed second in last year’s race by a half-second. Krantz won the single-speed division. Emily Stilwell of Negaunee was the fastest woman in the 30-mile event, and also took the women’s single-speed title.
Louis Hindman of Marquette won the 15-mile race, finishing 14 seconds better than Francis Broeders of Negaunee. Kathy Abbott of Atlantic Mine was the top women’s finisher. Jimmy Gunderson and Lori Violetta took the single-speed titles.
Talon Lampinen of Laurium won the youth four-mile event. Megan Broeders of Negaunee was the fastest girl. Max Harju of Swedetown placed first in the two-and-a-half-mile youth race. Emily Broeders of Negaunee topped the girls field.
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