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The Tampa Bay Rays scored five runs in the third inning, and held on to defeat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 last evening. All five runs came off Matthew Boyd, who regrouped and completed six innings. The Tigers got only two hits through the first eight innings, but rallied for a couple of runs in the ninth.
The Tigers wrap up that series at Tampa Bay this afternoon. Jordan Zimmermann will pitch against Hunter Wood. Pregame coverage will begin at 11:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
Detroit shortstop José Iglesias left last night’s game in the ninth inning when he was hit on the hand by a pitch. He suffered a bruise, but is not expected to miss more than a game or two.
The Milwaukee Brewers built an early lead, and cruised past the Miami Marlins 8-4 last evening. The Crew took control with a four-run second frame. Jhoulys Chacín pitched into the sixth, gave up all four Miami runs, and got the win. Prospect Corbin Burnes pitched a perfect eighth and ninth in his major league debut, and earned his first save.
The Brewers conclude that set at Miami tonight. Freddy Peralta will start against Dan Straily.
Fast Pitch Softball
In Copper Country Fast Pitch Softball League play tonight…
– At the Chassell field, Superior National Bank faces Northern Michigan Land Brokers at 7:15.
– At the Bone Yard in Lake Linden, Auto Pro Glass and Tire meets Loading Zone II/Calumet Golf Club 5:45, and then plays Mattila Rock & Dock at 7:15.
In Copper Country Twilight League baseball last night…
– REL-Mohawk Technologies defeated Superior National Bank-Stanton 8-4. The loss snapped Stanton’s seven-game winning streak.
– Wolverine-Orbit blanked Dean Kangas-State Farm 3-0.
The Detroit Pistons have signed free agent rookie guard Keenan Evans to a two-way contract. Evans played for Texas Tech in college. He finished second in scoring in the Big 12 last season, despite playing part of the campaign with a broken toe.
There’ll be a new voice on Detroit Lions radio broadcasts this season. Veteran color man Jim Brandstatter will be replaced by former Detroit player Lomas Brown. Brandstatter had co-anchored Lions broadcasts for 31 years. The decision was made by Lions flagship station WJR.
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