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A five-run third inning powered the Detroit Tigers to a 9-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins last night. All five of those runs came home with two out, on a double by Miguel Cabrera, a single by J.D. Martinez, and a three-run homer by Justin Upton. Cabrera had hit a solo shot in the first inning. The Tigers added three insurance runs in the eighth inning, on RBI singles by Andrew Romine and Cameron Maybin. Matt Boyd gave up three runs over six innings to get the win.
The Tigers wrap up that set in Minnesota this afternoon. Daniel Norris will start against Jose Berrios. Hear the first pitch at 1:10 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
Cleveland lost, so the Tigers now trail the Indians by five and a half games in the American League Central Division.
The Milwaukee Brewers completed a sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 7-1 victory yesterday afternoon. Zach Davies gave up a solo home run in the first inning, then held the Rockies scoreless through the sixth. Ryan Braun homered twice – a solo shot in the fourth inning, and a two-run blast as the Brewers scored four in the seventh inning to put the game away.
The Brewers begin a home series against the Pirates tonight. Wily Peralta will pitch against Chad Kuhl.
Milwaukee center fielder Ramon Flores cleared waivers, and was assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs yesterday. Flores had been designated for assignment last Friday.
In high school volleyball today…
– Calumet plays at the Cadillac Invitational.
– Chassell and Ironwood will play in a triangular at Lake Linden-Hubbell.
– Dollar Bay entertains Bessemer.
The high school football season begins tonight, as Ewen-Trout Creek entertains Carney-Nadeau in eight-man action.
Our high school football coverage kicks off tomorrow night, 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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