Spencer Turnbull was shaky in his return from the injured list last night, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Chicago White Sox 7-4. Turnbull gave up two runs in the first inning, and left after the third. He struck out seven, but threw 76 pitches. Gregory Soto gave up two runs over four innings, and took the loss in relief. The Sox put the game away with three runs off Buck Farmer in the eighth. JaCoby Jones homered and tripled for Detroit.
The Tigers play two against the Sox today. The first is a make-up game from April 20th. Daniel Norris will pitch against Dylan Cease. Pregame coverage starts at 12:45 on 99.3 The Lift. The regularly-scheduled contest will see Drew VerHagen facing Héctor Santiago. Pregame coverage starts at 6:45.
The Tigers have put pitcher Jordan Zimmermann back on the injured list because of muscle spasms in his neck. Zimmermann has had neck problems before, and spent time on the IL earlier this season with a back problem. Pitcher Eduardo Jimenez has been brought back from Toledo. Pitcher Victor Alcántara has also been brought off the injured list. He was assigned to the Mud Hens. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario might also be headed to the IL. He suffered a badly bruised thumb during an at-bat in Sunday, and it was heavily wrapped yesterday.
The Milwaukee Brewers broke their four-game losing streak with a 9-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates last night. Christian Yelich hit two home runs. Mike Moustakas also homered. Jordan Lyles gave up three runs over five innings, and got the win. Freddy Peralta allowed three in the eighth inning. Josh Hader gave up one in the ninth, but earned the save.
The Brewers continue that series in Pittsburgh tonight. Chase Anderson will start against Steven Brault.
Milwaukee pitcher Zach Davies has landed on the injured list. Davies had struggled in his last several starts. He’s been suffering back spasms. Milwaukee has called up Jake Faria, who had been assigned to San Antonio after being obtained in the Jesús Aguilar trade. The Brewers have also brought up reliever Devin Williams, and sent down reliever Aaron Wilkerson.
The Copper Country Twilight League playoffs open this evening…
– Top seed REL-Mohawk Technologies will play fourth-seed Garnet Garage at the Hancock Driving Park.
– Second seed Superior National Bank-Stanton will face third seed Dean Kangas State Farm at the Stanton Field.
Game two of the best-of-three series will be played Thursday, with the third game to be scheduled as needed. The best-of-three championship series will begin a week from tonight. We will broadcast the games on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
The Michigan Tech football team has been picked to finish last in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this fall. The preseason coaches poll was released yesterday, with the Huskies at the bottom. Ferris State was a near-unanimous pick to finish first. Ashland was voted second, Grand Valley third, and Saginaw Valley State fourth. Davenport and Wayne State tied for fifth. Northern Michigan University finished seventh in the poll, and Northland was eighth.
The Huskies open their season at Hillsdale on September 8th.
The Copper Country Horseshoe League tournament began last night with no surprises…
– Top seed Calumet One advanced with a win over Ahmeek Fire Department.
– Fourth seed Harter’s Party Store moved ahead with a win over fifth seed Rocky’s Bar.
– Third seed L and L defeated sixth seed Dreamland Two.
– Second seed Dreamland One beat seventh seed Drift Inn.
The semifinals will be played next Monday, with Calumet One facing Harter’s Party Store at the Drift Inn, and L and L taking on Dreamland One at Rocky’s Bar.
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