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Slam Sinks Crew in Ninth – Saturday Sports Wrap

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The Finlandia University men’s hockey team has added a new player. James Eng is a center from Mississauga, Ontario.


The Guardians scored two runs off Michael Fulmer in the seventh inning, and edged the Tigers 5-4 last evening. Cleveland got off to a quick start with three runs off Drew Hutchison in the bottom of the first. Hutchison gave up one more in the fourth, and pitched through five. Detroit came back. Riley Greene hit a solo home run in the third, and a two-run double as the Tigers plated four in the fourth.

The Tigers visit the Guardians again this afternoon. Michael Pineda will start against Cal Quantrill. Coverage will begin at 3:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

José Cisnero’s return from the injury list was derailed yesterday when he suffered a death in his family. He has been placed on the bereavement list. Reliever Drew Carlton had already been designated for assignment to make room for Cisnero on the roster, so Angel De Jesus was brought up from Toledo to fill in.

The beleaguered Tigers’ pitching staff suffered two more setbacks yesterday. Reliever Kyle Funkhouser, who has missed all season with a shoulder injury, experienced more problems, and will see a specialist. Starter Alex Faedo, who has been out with a hip problem and was expected to make a rehab start for Toledo today, has experienced more pain. He’s also headed to a specialist.

Beau Brieske will not make his scheduled start tomorrow. Manager A.J. Hinch says they want to give the rookie some extra rest through the All Star break.

The Giants scored six runs off Josh Hader in the ninth inning, and came from behind to beat the Brewers 8-5 last night. Brandon Woodruff pitched into the sixth, and gave up two runs. All of Milwaukee’s scoring came in the fifth. Andrew McCutcheon’s bases-loaded double was the big blow. In the ninth, Hader gave up two early solo homers, then loaded the bases and served up a grand slam to Mike Yastrzemski that ended the game.

The Brewers visit the Giants again tonight. Eric Lauer will start against Alex Cobb.


This year’s Hancock Canal Run is taking place this morning. Motorists are reminded that Quincy Street will be closed until around 11:00 today. Reduced speed limits will be enforced along M-206 between Hancock and McLain State Park while the race is in progress.

For full details about the race, click here.

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