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Local Runners Dominate Canal Run – Sunday Sports Wrap

MLB

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.’s first major league grand slam powered the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers last night. The blow game off Gregory Soto, who had relieved starter Daniel Norris to begin the fifth inning, after an hour-long rain delay. Norris gave up one run on five hits. Niko Goodrum and John Hicks homered for Detroit.

The Tigers host the Toronto Blue Jays again this afternoon. Tyler Alexander will pitch against Jacob Waguespack. Pregame coverage will start at 12:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

Soto was called up after starter Spencer Turnbull was placed on the Injured List with an upper back strain.

Mike Moustakas’ three-run homer in the eighth inning broke open a tie game, and the Milwaukee Brewers went on to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 last night. Gio Gonzalez gave up three runs over four innings in his first game back from the injured list. Four relievers combined to allow just one hit over the duration, with Adrian Houser getting the win. Eric Thames also homered.

The Brewers visit the Diamondbacks again this afternoon. Brandon Woodruff will start against Alex Young.

American Legion Baseball

The Copper Country Flames American Legion Baseball team’s season ended yesterday with a 9-4 loss to Gladstone in the semifinals of the zone playoffs. The Flames build an early 4-0 lead, but couldn’t hang on.

Copper Country reached the semifinals with two victories in pool play Friday. The Flames fell to Marquette 7-4 in the opener. The Blues broke open a tie game with three runs in the sixth inning. Copper Country then built a 5-0 lead against the Escanaba Cubs, and held off a late rally to log a 5-4. They closed the day with a 9-1 victory over Iron Mountain.

Marquette defeated Menominee yesterday’s other semifinal match. The championship game was rained out, and will be played today. Both Marquette and Gladstone were picked to represent the U.P. at the upcoming state tournament in Gladwin.

Looking forward to next summer, the Flames will lose only team leader Justin Norkol off their roster, with everyone else eligible to return.

Canal Run

At the Hancock Canal Run yesterday…
– In the half marathon, Nicholas Wilson of Mohawk took the title, finishing five and a half minute better than Ray Sharp of Atlantic Mine. Victoria Harris-Hoogenboom of Iron River was the fastest woman.
– In the 10-mile run, Houghton’s Clayton Sayen took first place, with Stephen Eles from Houghton second. Samantha Saenz from Concord, Michigan, earned the women’s title.
– In the five-mile run, Brandon Peterson of Chassell finished first, with Davin Evans of Houghton second. Alaina Eles of Houghton claimed the women’s crown.
– In the 10-mile walk, Diana Obermeyer finished first, with Chuck Girard second.
– In the five-mile walk, Lindsey Anderson took first place, with Robert Haase the top male finisher.

For full race results, click here.

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