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The Detroit Tigers’ slide continued last night, with a 6-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Justin Verlander gave up five runs over seven innings. He allowed just four hits, but three were home runs. Detroit got just three hits – one a solo home run by Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
The Tigers have lost seven of their last nine games. They conclude that set against the Kansas City Royals tonight. Anibal Sanchez will start against Yordano Ventura. Hear the first pitch at 7:10 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
Cleveland won yesterday, so Detroit is now six games behind the Indians in the American League Central Division.
The Tigers swapped bench players with the Atlanta Braves yesterday, picking up shortstop Erick Aybar in exchange for utility player Mike Aviles and minor league catcher Kade Scivicque.
Detroit rested Miguel Cabrera yesterday, after he aggravated his strained left bicep Monday night. Manager Brad Ausmus doesn’t think Cabrera will miss much time with the injury.
The Milwaukee Brewers were shut out for 17 straight innings as they dropped both ends of their day-night doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs yesterday. In the afternoon game, they were held to just three hits in a 4-0 loss. Matt Garza gave up three runs over five innings, and took the loss.
In the evening contest, they collected six hits, but didn’t score until the ninth inning, as they fell 4-1. Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson was knocked out of the game in the first inning when he was hit on the leg by a line drive. Jhan Marinez took the loss in relief. Ryan Braun slid into the left field wall while trying to make a catch in foul territory in the fourth inning. He left the game with a sprained knee and a sprained ankle. He’ll be examined more closely today.
The Brewers play at Chicago again tonight. Jimmy Nelson will start against Jon Lester.
Former Red Wings’ backup goalie Tom McCollum has signed with the Los Angeles Kings. McCollum was Detroit’s top draft pick in 2008. He spent most of his career with the Grand Rapids Griffins, but had lost playing time there last year to Jared Coreau.
The Detroit Lions activated linebacker DeAndre Levy yesterday, although he saw limited action in practice. Levy missed all of last season after undergoing hip surgery.
Great Deer Chase
Online registration for the Great Deer Chase closes tomorrow. The Chase will take place Saturday on the Swedetown Trails, with 15 and 30-mile mountain bike races on the Swedetown trails, along with 40-yard, two and four-mile kids races. This year, the adult races will roll out in front of the Big 150 Parade, celebrating Calumet Township’s sesquicentennial. You can also register in person Friday evening, or Saturday morning.
For schedule and registration information, click here.
Our high school football coverage kicks off a week from Friday, as Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Hancock. Bulldogs’ players from the 1940s and ’50s are encouraged to attend, and will be honored at halftime. Hear the game on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. Check our full broadcast schedule at KBear102.com.
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