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Tigers, Brewers Complete Series Sweeps – Friday Sports Wrap

Twilight League

The Copper Country Twilight Baseball League tournament will be held this weekend at the Stanton field. With five teams in the league this season, a play-in game between the two lowest seeds – Northern Driveline and Houghton Building Supply-Stanton – will be played tomorrow evening at 6:00. The semifinals and the championship game will take place on Sunday. Our coverage of all of Sunday’s games will begin at 10:50 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

College Baseball

The Finlandia University baseball team has added another player. Jason Goodwin is a pitcher from Middleburg, Florida.


The Detroit Tigers completed a series sweep of the Baltimore Orioles yesterday, with a 6-4 victory. Matt Manning allowed three runs over six innings. He gave up eight hits – two of them solo home runs by D.J. Stewart. Renato Núñez homered in his return from Toledo, and Victor Reyes and Robbie Grossman also went deep.

The Tigers host the Cleveland Indians tonight. Tyler Alexander will start against Zach Plesac. Coverage will begin at 6:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

Miguel Cabrera did not play yesterday, giving him a chance to hit his 500th career home run in Detroit.

As expected, the Tigers brought outfielder Jacob Robson up from Toledo to fill in for the injured Niko Goodrum yesterday. To make room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Matthew Boyd was transferred to the 60-day injured list. Boyd has missed two months with a triceps injury. He was scheduled to begin a rehab stint with Toledo last night, but the Mud Hens’ game at Columbus was rained out.

The Milwaukee Brewers pounded out 22 hits, and shellacked the Chicago Cubs 17-4 yesterday. Every starter except pitcher Brandon Woodruff had at least one hit. Luis Urías blasted two home runs and three doubles, becoming the first Brewers player to collect five extra-base hits in a game, and becoming the first Brewers ever to score five runs in a game. Manny Piña hit two homers, and plated six runs. Jace Peterson had five hits, including a home run, and drove in four. The offensive fireworks made up for an unusual poor start by Brandon Woodruff, who struggled through three innings, giving up just one run, but throwing 74 pitches.

After sweeping the Cubs, the Brewers visit the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight. Brett Anderson will pitch against Mitch Keller.

Forgive Milwaukee pitcher Hoby Milner if he seems dizzy. A day after he was brought up from Nashville to replace the demoted Aaron Ashby, Milner was sent back to the Sounds yesterday as closer josh Hader returned from the COVID-19 list.


The Detroit Lions begin their exhibition schedule tonight at home against the Buffalo Bills. Listen for Lions regular-season games again this season on 99.3 The Lift.

The Green Bay Packers open their preseason campaign at home against the Houston Texans tomorrow night.

High School

A retirement party for longtime Houghton High School teacher and coach John Christianson will be held Sunday 2:00 until 5:00 at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park. Friends and former students and players are invited. For details, click here.

Listen for expanded high school football coverage this fall from Keweenaw Report Sports. Houghton games will air on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf, starting with their opener at Westwood Friday, August 27th. Calumet contests will air on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3, beginning with their home game against Gladstone on Friday, August 27th. We’ll also carry all of Lake Linden-Hubbell’s football games, starting Thursday, August 26th when the Lakes visit the Gogebic Miners on KBear 102.3.

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