Tigers Edge D’Backs
The Tigers took an early lead with homers by Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson… and held on to beat the Diamondbacks 4-3 last night. Arizona came back to tie the game in the sixth inning… but Miguel Cabrera’s long fly ball in the seventh drove in Jackson with the winning run. Cabrera thought he’d hit a home run… but the ball caromed off a railing in center field, and back into play. He was thrown out at second base. The Tigers protested, but a video replay confirmed the umpires’ original call. Justin Verlander gave up all three Arizona runs, but pitched into the seventh to earn the win. Al Alburquerque, Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan pitched scoreless relief.
The Tigers continue that interleague set at Arizona tonight. Rick Porcello will start against Chase Anderson. Hear the first pitch at 9:40 on AM 1400, WCCY.
Cleveland lost again… so Detroit’s lead in the American League Central Division is now six-and-a-half games.
Brewers Reclaim First Place
The Brewers took advantage of some sloppy defensive play by the Reds, and claimed a 5-2 victory last night. Wily Peralta gave up just three hits and one run over seven innings to earn his 11th win of the season. He also singled, and scored a run.
The Brewers host the Reds again tonight. Jimmy Nelson will start against Homer Bailey.
Saint Louis had the day off… so Milwaukee now leads the Cardinals by a half-game in the National League Central Division.
The Brewers sent reliever Rob Wooten down to Nashville yesterday, and brought up Jeremy Jeffress. Jeffress was Milwaukee’s first-round draft pick back in 2006. His career was derailed by suspensions for marijuana use, and by anxiety and seizures. He was traded to the Royals in 2010 as part of the Zack Greinke deal… and later wound up in the Blue Jays’ minor-league system. Last year, he was diagnosed with epilepsy… and put on a medication regimen that has controlled the seizures and anxiety. He re-signed with Milwaukee, and earned his promotion with a 1.51 earned run average in 30 relief appearances at Nashville.
Copper Country Slow Pitch
In Copper Country Slow Pitch League softball play last night…
– At Miller Memorial Field in Laurium, Auto Value defeated Pat’s Foods/ThermoAnalytics 20-5. Alex Loukus got the win, and Miiko Kurstu and Jared Loukus homered. The score of the game between Nutini’s and Coca Cola/Miller’s Recreation was not reported.
– At Hurontown, McGann’s/Northern Auto shut down The Goal Post 17-2. Jason Koski and Kip Macyntire led McGann’s with three hits apiece. McGann’s closed out a successful evening with a 23-7 victory over Post 90/Lakes Lounge. Josh Frantti had five hits, including a home run, for McGann’s. Brien Ricci had three hits and scored three runs for Post 90.
– At the Hancock Driving Park, the score of the game between The Marley Bar and North Pointe Trucking was not reported. Erickson Crowley Peterson stopped Osmose 29-7. Erik Nettle, Buddy Londo and Tim Loftquist homered.
Click on the scores to see game details.
Copper Country Horseshoe League
In Copper Country Horseshoe League play last night…
– Gasoline Alley blanked No Name 9-0.
– Dreamland shut down Borings Bargain Barn 8-1.
– L and L stopped Drift Inn 8-1.
– Calumet One defeated Out of the Norm Tattoo 7-2.
– North End One got past North End Two 6-3.
– Ahmeek Fire Department defeated Loading Zone 6-3.
Pistons Sign Dinwiddie
The Detroit Pistons have signed guard Spencer Dinwiddie to a three year contract. Dinwiddie was their second-round pick… and their only pick… in this year’s draft.
Woodworth Advances at UPLGA Tourney
Zoe Woodworth of Calumet has advanced to the semifinals of the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association Tournament at the Highland Golf Club in Escanaba. Woodworth is playing for the Calumet Golf Club. She defeated Leah Faketty from the Oak Crest Course in Norway yesterday. She’ll face JoAnn Poncino from the Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain this morning in the semifinals. The championship match will be played this afternoon. Woodworth was a four-time WestPAC Golfer of the Year at Calumet High School, and now plays on the team at Colorado Mesa University.
Hancock Hockey Golf Outing Saturday
Registration is still open for the Hancock Hockey Team golf outing Saturday at the Calumet Course. The cost is 120-dollars for a three-person team. That includes 18 holes of golf, and refreshments. Tee times start at 10:00 a.m. Call 337-3911 to reserve your tee time.