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Tigers Beat Rain, Yanks – Thursday Sports Wrap

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The Detroit Tigers outlasted two long rain delays, and shut out the New York Yankees 2-0 yesterday. Weather forced a 76-minute delay before the first pitch, and a more than three-hour delay in the eighth inning. In between those pauses, Jordan Zimmermann threw seven shutout innings. Bruce Rondón pitched the eighth, and Shane Greene earned his second save. Each of them struck out two batters.

The Tigers begin a four game series at Baltimore tonight. Matthew Boyd will pitch against Chris Tillman. Pregame coverage begins at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.

A late comeback by the Milwaukee Brewers fell short, as they fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 last night. Brent Suter took the loss. He was charged with five runs, and left the game as the Cardinals scored three times in the sixth. Jesús Aguilar’s pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth tightened the game, but the Cards held on for the win. Eric Thames also homered for Milwaukee.

The Brewers conclude that series against the Cardinals this afternoon. Matt Garza will start against Michael Wacha.

Twilight League
The Copper Country Twilight League baseball regular season wraps up tonight…
– Wolverine-Orbit plays Superior National Bank-Stanton at the Stanton field. Stanton has already clinched the regular-season championship. Wolverine could secure the second seed in the upcoming tournament with a victory tonight.

One of the highlights of the upcoming MTU Alumni weekend will be a men’s basketball team reunion. More than 40 former Huskies will return to campus for three days of activities, beginning this evening. The reunion will conclude with an alumni game, Saturday at 3:00 at the SDC. The public is invited, at no charge.

Alumni weekend will also feature a 5K Run/Walk on the Tech Trails. Advance, online registration has closed, but you can register at the Tech trailhead Saturday morning between 7:30 and 8:15. The walk will begin at 8:30, and the run at 9:00. Awards will be presented at 10:00. Proceeds will support the Keweenaw Alumni and Friends Chapter Scholarship and the Michigan Tech Cross Country Team.

Sports Camp
Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church will host a sports-themed Vacation Bible School Sunday through Thursday evenings next week. Kids ages five through 12 will enjoy a variety of sports, along with Biblically-based lessons about how sports discipline can make a difference in their physical and spiritual lives. For information, call 281-0426.

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