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Tigers Back in First – Saturday Sports Wrap

Detroit Tigers Circle LogoMLB: Tigers Hold Off Indians
The Tigers survived another bullpen meltdown, and hung on to beat the Indians 6-4 Friday night. Rick Porcello pitched six shutout innings, and left with a 2-0 lead. Detroit increased the lead to 5-0 by when J.D. Martinez blasted a three-run homer in the top of the eighth. They needed the cushion. In the bottom of the eighth, Ian Kroll gave up a three-run homer to Asdrubel Cabrera, and a solo shot to Carlos Santana before Joba Chamberlain relieved him to get the final out. Ian Kinsler’s RBI double in the top of the ninth gave Detroit an insurance run, and Joe Nathan earned the save by pitching a scoreless bottom of the ninth.

Kansas City lost, so the Tigers move back into first place in the American League Central… a half-game ahead of the Royals.

The Tigers continue that series at Cleveland tonight. Justin Verlander will face Trevor Bauer. Hear the first pitch at 7:15 on AM 1400, WCCY.

Brewers Outslug Rockies
Milwaukee Brewers Circle LogoThe Brewers piled up 16 hits, and outlasted the Rockies 13-10 last night. Marco Estrada earned the win, despite giving up six runs in the first two innings. Jean Segura hit two home runs, and Khris Davis hit one.

The Brewers continue that set at Colorado tonight. Wily Peralta will start against Christian Friedrich, who will be making his first major-league appearance in nearly two years.

U-P All-Star Hoops Games Today
The Upper Peninsula Classic All-Star Basketball Games will be played in Saint Ignace today. The rosters are made up exclusively of players who graduated this spring. The North All-Star Girls’ roster includes Elisa Jurmu and Kelsie Richards from Houghton, Madi Swanson and Valerie Rajala from L’Anse, Julia Daavetilla from Dollar Bay, and Brooke Turin from Ontonagon. Ontonagon’s Dick Frantti will coach the team. The North All-Star Boys’ roster includes Alex Almquist from Hancock, Trent Keteri from Houghton, Paul Torola from Calumet, and Jimmy Veker from L’Anse.

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