Tigers Split With Chisox
The Tigers scored three runs in the first inning off Chris Sale, but that was all they got, as they lost their first game against the White Sox on Saturday 6-3. Sale gave up homers to Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez, but settled down, and pitched through the seventh. Max Scherzer couldn’t hold the lead, giving up a run in the bottom of the first, four more in the third, and another in the fourth. He struck out 11 batters over 6-2/3rds innings, but suffered his fifth loss of the season.
In the Saturday night game, Kyle Ryan threw six shutout innings in his major league debut, and the Tigers pounded out an 8-4 victory. Detroit scored five runs off Chicago rookie Chris Bassitt. The White Sox made it a one-run game by plating four runs in the bottom of the eighth off Jim Johnson and Joba Chamberlain, but the Tigers responded with three in the top of the ninth to put the game away.
The Tigers wrap up that series in Chicago this afternoon. Rick Porcello will start against Jose Quintana. Hear the first pitch at 2:10 on FM 99.3 and AM 1400, WCCY.
The Royals lost again yesterday, so Detroit is now tied with Kansas City for first place in the American League Central Division.
Miguel Cabrera left last night’s game when his ankle injury flared up as he tried to run out a potential infield hit. He’s considered day-to-day.
Brewers Silenced by Giants
Jake Peavy pitched seven innings of no-hit ball, as the Giants defeated the Brewers 3-1 Saturday night. Mark Reynolds’ single in the eighth broke up the no-hit bid, and the Brewers finally scored a run in the ninth off reliever Santiago Casilla. All three of San Francisco’s runs came off Mike Fiers in the fourth inning. Other than that, Fiers pitched well, giving up seven hits over seven innings.
The Brewers conclude that set in San Francisco this afternoon. Kyle Lohse will start against Madison Bumgarner.
The Cardinals won, so Milwaukee leads Saint Louis by a game in the National League Central Division.
High School Football
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 70-plus 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 for a score. Middleton also intercepted three Baraga passes in the second half.
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.
Both Finlandia soccer teams began their seasons with shutout victories at MacMurray College on Saturday. The men’s team took a 5-0 win. 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. Erica Sandoval scored scored twice, and added an assist. Adrianna Osuna got the shutout in goal.
Both Finlandia soccer teams play at Eureka College today.
Packers, Lions to Keep Three QB’s
For the first time in six years, the Packers will start the season with three quarterbacks on the active roster. Both Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien survived yesterday’s final roster cuts. See Green Bay’s full opening-game roster here. See who was released and who was placed on injured reserve here.
The Lions will also start with three quarterbacks, as they have for the past five seasons. Kellen Moore earned a spot on the 53-man roster, as did receivers Ryan Broyles and Corey Fuller. Running back Mikel Leshoure did not make the cut. See Detroit’s full opening-game roster here.