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Tigers, Brewers Suffer Late Losses – Tuesday Sports Wrap

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In high school volleyball today…
– Houghton entertains Gwinn.
– Hancock hosts Chassell.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell visits L’Anse.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City travels to Ontonagon.
– Ewen-Trout Creek plays at Wakefield-Marenisco.


The Detroit Tigers couldn’t hold a one-run lead, and fell to the Minnesota Twins 4-3 yesterday. Miguel Cabrera put Detroit on the board with a solo home run in the first inning. After Jordan Zimmermann surrendered a two-run homer in the second, Detroit surged ahead in the fourth with an RBI single by Travis Demeritte, and a Victor Reyes sacrifice fly. The advantage held until the eighth, when the Twins scored twice off Buck Farmer. Zimmermann pitched six innings, and gave up nine hits, but only two runs.

The Tigers visit the Kansas City Royals tonight. Daniel Norris will start against Mike Montgomery. Pregame coverage will begin at 7:50 on 99.3 The Lift. 

The September roster expansion has brought some familiar names back to the Tigers. Left fielder Christin Stewart, third baseman Jeimer Candelario and catcher Grayson Greiner were brought up yesterday. Tyler Alexander, Daniel Stumpf and Zac Reininger were added to pitching staff, along with relievers Bryan Garcia and John Schreiber, who were called up on Sunday.

The Tigers are mourning the death of minor-league catcher Chace Numata. Numata was killed in a skateboarding accident in Erie on Friday.

George Springer’s home run off Junior Guerra in the top of the 10th inning gave the Houston Astros a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday. Milwaukee had forced the extra frame when Christian Yelich led off the bottom of the ninth with his 43rd home run of the season. Yasmani Grandal also homered.

The Brewers wrap up that quick interleague set tonight. Jordan Lyles will start against Zack Greinke.

The Brewers called up veteran catcher David Freitas and first baseman Tyler Austin to stock their expanded roster. They also added pitchers Jake Faria, Freddy Peralta, Jimmy Nelson and Brent Suter, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery.


The second annual MTU men’s basketball and hockey “Meet the Teams” golf outing will be held Friday, with an 11:00 shotgun start at the Portage Lake Course.

Participants will sign up in teams of three and a student-athlete from men’s basketball or hockey will be assigned to each team as the fourth player. Teams may also elect to sign up with four players.

The cost per team is $300 which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, pizza on the course, a meal following the outing, and the opportunity to meet both the men’s basketball and hockey teams.

To sign up, click here.

Hunter Safety Class

The Portage Lake Sportsmen’s Club will host a Hunter’s Safety Course this Saturday and Sunday. The cost is $10.00, which covers the cost of ammunition, eye and ear protection, range fees and refreshments. Advance registration is required. Contact Ed at 231-6004, or eglowacki@up.net .

Our high school football coverage continues Friday, when Houghton entertains L’Anse. The pregame show begins at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Email sports news and game results to mornings@up.net.

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