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The Detroit Tigers lost their fourth straight game last night, falling to the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3. Matthew Boyd couldn’t make it through the fifth inning, and was charged with all six Pittsburgh runs. The Tigers narrowed the gap with three runs in the sixth inning.
Those two teams will travel to Detroit to continue their series tonight. Justin Verlander will start against Ivan Nova. Pregame coverage begins at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
Prospect Jeimer Candelario got his first hit as a Tiger in last night’s game. After the contest, he was sent down to Toledo. Shortstop Jose Iglesias will be reinstated from the bereavement list today.
The Milwaukee Brewers dropped their third-straight game, an ugly 11-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Minnesota scored six times in the bottom of the fourth inning to break the game open. Matt Garza didn’t survive the fourth. He gave up three of the Twins’ five home runs, and was charged with eight runs.
Those teams move to Milwaukee to continue that set this evening. Brandon Woodruff will pitch against Bartolo Colon.
The Cubs also lost last night, so Milwaukee remains a game-and-a-half out of first place in the National League Central Division.
In the opening games of the Twilight League baseball playoffs last night…
– Superior National Bank-Stanton scored three runs in the first inning, and defeated REL-Mohawk Technologies 4-2. Justin Kirby went the distance to earn the win, giving up just two hits, and striking out nine. Tyler LaDuron had three hits for Stanton.
– Dean Kangas-State Farm shut down Wolverine-Orbit 5-1. State Farm broke that game open with four runs in the fourth inning.
The best-of-three semifinal series continue tomorrow night. If necessary, third games will be played Saturday. We’ll broadcast the Twilight League championship series next week on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
The Finlandia University Blue Line Club will hold its annual golf outing at the Calumet Golf Club on Sunday, September 3rd. Proceeds will support the Lions’ hockey programs. To find out more or to register contact Travis Hanson at 487-7234, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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