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Tigers Gain in Wild Card Race – Thursday Sports Wrap

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High School
In high school volleyball tonight…
– Calumet plays at Houghton.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell visits Wakefield.
– L’Anse plays at Baraga.
– Ewen-Trout Creek travels to Watersmeet.

In cross country, all our local teams will compete at the Hancock Invitational at McLain State Park.


The Detroit Tigers scored three late runs, and defeated the Minnesota Twins 9-6 last night. Detroit staked starter Anibal Sanchez to an early lead, with single runs in the first and second innings. Sanchez threw three shutout innings, but fell apart in the fourth, as the Twins scored five runs. Detroit reclaimed the lead with four in the bottom of the fourth, with help from triples by Ian Kinsler and Cameron Maybin. Minnesota tied it with a run in the fifth. Miguel Cabrera put Detroit ahead for good with a solo home run in the seventh, and the Tigers tacked on two insurance runs in the eighth.


The Tigers conclude that home series against the Minnesota Twins this afternoon. Mike Pelfrey will make his first start since he was put on the disabled list six weeks ago with back problems. Hector Santiago will counter for the Twins. Hear the first pitch at 1:10 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

Cleveland also won, so the Tigers still trail the Indians by six games in the American League Central Division. Baltimore won, and Toronto lost, so Detroit trails the Blue Jays by a game in the race for the final American League wild card playoff berth.


Junior Guerra pitched six shutout innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Cincinnati Reds 7-0 last night. Cory Knebel, Jhan Marinez and Taylor Jungmann completed the shutout. Scooter Gennett and Domingo Santana homered.

The Brewers open a four-game series in Chicago against the Cubs tonight. Jimmy Nelson will pitch against Mike Montgomery. If the Cubs win, they will clinch the National League Central Division title.

In tonight’s NFL game, the Jets play at Buffalo. Hear the broadcast on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY. Please have your picks in The Wolf Football Challenge turned in by noon today at one of our sponsors.

Keweenaw Color Run LogoThe second annual Keweenaw Color Run will be held Saturday at the Memorial Union Building at MTU. Registration and check-in opens at 8:00, and the event begins at 10:00. The 5K run is sponsored by Keweenaw Pride, and supports the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home. To register in advance, click here. For more details, visit their Facebook page.

Our high school football coverage continues tomorrow evening, when Houghton entertains Calumet. Our pregame coverage will begin around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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