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Tigers Rout Rays – Friday Sports Wrap

Detroit Tigers Circle LogoMLB: Tigers Rout Rays
The Tigers blasted three home runs in the first inning, and cruised to an 8-1 victory over the Rays last night. Ian Kinsler, Victor Martinez and Torii Hunter each went deep, as Detroit won its fourth straight game. Max Scherzer allowed a run in the first… then pitched shutout ball through the eighth inning. He gave up just two hits, struck out seven, and won his 10th game of the season.

The Tigers host the Rays again tonight. Drew Smyly will face Alex Cobb. Hear the first pitch at 7:08 on AM 1400, WCCY.

Kansas City was idle yesterday, so Detroit’s lead in the American League Central is now five games.

Brewers Open Set at Queen City
The Brewers had yesterday off, and begin a series at Cincinnati tonight. Kyle Lohse will start against Alfredo Simon.

The Cardinals won yesterday… so Milwaukee now leads the National League Central by five games.

Copper Country Twilight League
In Copper Country Twilight League baseball last night…
– At the Hancock Driving Park, Blue Sky Health scored five runs in the first inning, and eight in the third, and pounded Pat’s Foods 15-1. Jason Koski hit a three-run homer, and earned the win on the mound.
– The score of the game between Mosquito Inn and the Stanton Wildcats was not reported.

International Frisbee Tournament Logo57th IFT Opens Tomorrow
The best Guts Frisbee players in the world are arriving in the Copper Country for the 57th annual Coca Cola International Frisbee Tournament. Organizer Dennis Walikainen says this year’s turnout could be the largest in quite some time. Some of those local players are high school students… who have begun practicing the sport. On the other hand, there’s one player coming all the way from Taiwan. Preliminary rounds begin tomorrow morning at 9:00 at Agassiz Field… with the semifinals and finals scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Other highlights of the weekend include a free-style demonstration by the legendary Velasquez Brothers… and an attempt by a dog named Davy Whippet to break his own world record for the longest throw and catch by an animal. Spectators are welcome. For more details, click here.

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