MLB: Tigers Fall to Rays
Anibal Sanchez didn’t allow a hit until the fifth inning… but his game fell apart there, and the Tigers lost to the Rays 7-2. Sanchez gave up three runs in the fifth… and was charged with four more before leaving with two outs in the sixth… although the final two came on a triple off Phil Coke. Detroit’s runs came late in the game, on solo homers by Alex Avila and J.D. Martinez.
The Tigers host the Rays again tonight. Rick Porcello will face David Price. Hear the first pitch at 8:00 on AM 1400, WCCY.
Kansas City also lost, so Detroit’s lead in the American League Central remains at four games.
Victor Martinez was held out of yesterday’s game because of recurring soreness in his back. Manager Brad Ausmus says he’s day-to-day… but could be rested until after the All Star Break. Pitcher Pat McCoy had to leave yesterday’s game, after straining a hamstring while running to cover first base. He’ll be evaluated today.
Brewers Edge Reds
Matt Garza pitched a two-hit shutout, and the Brewers slipped past the Reds 1-0 yesterday. Cincinnati pitcher Homer Bailey matched Garza pitch for pitch… giving up only an rbi single to Aramis Ramirez in the first inning. Garza struck out nine, and walked only two.
The Brewers wrap up that series at Cincinnati this afternoon. Yovani Gallardo will start against Mat Latos.
The Cardinals lost yesterday… so Milwaukee’s lead in the National League Central increases to five games.
Ryan Braun left yesterday’s game with back spasms. He’ll be evaluated today.
57th IFT Continues Today
Some morning showers didn’t drown out the action at the 57th annual Coca Cola International Frisbee Tournament in Calumet yesterday. At the end of the day, four teams were left in the winners bracket. They’ll play this morning – Beer City will face the Appleton Assassins, and the local Luigi’s team will take on the Boomtown Saints. At 9:00, play resumes with three losers’ bracket matches – Red Carpet meets Get A Life in a match between local teams; the local Keweenaw Mountain Men take on Plastic Surgery; and Tammy meets Blood and Guts. All teams will see action today. Spectators are welcome. The semifinals and finals will be played this afternoon. For more details, click here.