Tigers Win in Ninth, Maintain Edge in AL Central
Miguel Cabrera’s rbi single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Tigers to a much-needed 4-3 victory over the White Sox last night. The game had looked to be well in hand going into the top of the ninth. David Price had shut out the White Sox for eight innings, while the Tigers build a 3-0 lead. That advantage slipped away, as Chicago scored three runs off Price to tie the game. Price left with two outs, and runners at the corners. Joe Nathan walked the first batter he faced to load the bases, but then got Carlos Sanchez to fly out to center field to end the inning. Ian Kinsler opened the bottom of the ninth with a single. Torii Hunter walked, and Kinsler scored on Cabrera’s single to left field to pull out the victory.
The Tigers wrap up their home set against the White Sox tonight. Justin Verlander will start against Chris Sale. Hear the first pitch at 7:08 on FM 99.3 and AM 1400, WCCY.
Kansas City also won, so the Tigers continue to lead the Royals by a game in the American League Central Division. With five games remaining, any combination of five Detroit wins or Kansas City losses will clinch the title for the Tigers. The Royals and Athletics are tied in the race for the two wild card playoff berths.
Brewers Face Elimination
The Brewers’ bats were quiet again last night, as they fell to the Reds 3-1. Mike Fiers gave up back-to-back home runs in the first inning, He then pitched shutout ball through the fifth, but the damage was done. Milwaukee got only four hits… one of them a home run by Carlos Gomez in the sixth inning.
The Brewers continue that set at Cincinnati tonight. Kyle Lohse will pitch against Daniel Corcino.
Pittsburgh won, and San Francisco lost, so Milwaukee trails the Giants by four games in the race for the second wild card playoff berth. Any loss by the Brewers, or win by the Giants, will eliminate Milwaukee from the playoffs.
Red Wings Fall in OT
In the NHL, Jonathan Toews’ goal in overtime sent the Red Wings to a 2-1 exhibition loss to the Blackhawks last night. Luke Glendening scored Detroit’s only goal. The Wings’ preseason schedule continues tomorrow night, as they host Chicago.
MTU V’Ball Loses at NMU
The Michigan Tech volleyball team lost a hard-fought 3-1 (20-25, 23-25, 26-24 and 21-25) match at Northern Michigan University last evening. None of the sets was decided by more than five points. Lauren Emmert led the Huskies with 14 kills. See video highlights here.
High School Volleyball
In high school volleyball last evening…
– Calumet defeated Lake Linden-Hubbell 3-1.
– At a triangular at Houghton, the Gremlins defeated Dollar Bay 2-0. L’Anse also beat the Bays 2-0. Houghton then defeated L’Anse 3-0.
– Hancock v West Iron County – Not Reported.
– Chassell v Ewen-Trout Creek – Not Reported.
Our high school football coverage continues Friday night, when Calumet entertains Hancock at Homecoming. On Saturday afternoon, Houghton visits West Iron County. Hear both games on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.