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MTU Soccer Picked for 5th in GLIAC – Thursday Sports Wrap

MLB

The Chicago White Sox scored in six different innings, and defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-1 yesterday. Starter Tyler Alexander struck out six, but gave up nine hits before leaving in the fifth inning, and was charged with five runs. Detroit’s only score came in the ninth, when Travis Demeritte tripled home Victor Reyes.

The Tigers open a home set against the Kansas City Royals tonight. Matthew Boyd will pitch against Jorge López. Because of Detroit Lions football, Tigers pregame coverage will begin at 6:45 on KBear 102.3. 

Detroit’s attempt to reclaim the career of reliever Drew Rosenthal has ended. The former All Star is trying to come back from Tommy John surgery, but has battled control problems. After 11 walks and a hit batter in nine innings of work, Rosenthal was designated for assignment yesterday.

The Milwaukee Brewers completed a sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates, with an 8-3 victory last night. Keston Hiura hit two home runs. Five Milwaukee pitchers held the Bucs to six hits, and struck out nine.

The Brewers have today off, and host the Texas Rangers for an interleague set beginning tomorrow. Gio Gonzalez will start against Kolby Allard.

Twilight League

The Copper Country Twilight League tournament semifinals continue this evening…
– Top seed REL-Mohawk Technologies will play fourth-seed Garnet Garage at the Stanton Field. Garnet Garage won the first game of the best-of-three series on Tuesday.
– Second seed Superior National Bank-Stanton will face third seed Dean Kangas State Farm at the Hancock Driving Park.
State Farm holds a 1-0 lead in that series.

The best-of-three championship series will begin Tuesday next week. We will broadcast the games on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

GLIAC

The Michigan Tech soccer team has been picked to finish fifth in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this season. Grand Valley was the unanimous top choice in the coaches’ poll released yesterday, followed by Ferris State, Saginaw Valley State and Ashland. Northern Michigan University was picked to finish eighth.

NMU has a new assistant men’s basketball coach. Keil Ganz spent the past three seasons as assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator at St. Norbert College.

NFL

Both the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers open their NFL pre-season schedules tonight.

The Lions will entertain the New England Patriots. Kickoff is at 7:30, and you’ll hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

The Packers welcome the Houston Texans.

Email sports news and game results to mornings@up.net.

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