Matthew Boyd struck out 13 Chicago batters, as the Detroit Tigers outslugged the White Sox 11-5 yesterday. Boyd also gave up nine hits and four runs before leaving in the sixth inning, but home runs from Jeimer Candelario, Niko Goodrum and Miguel Cabrera powered the Detroit offense to one of its best showings of the season.
The Tigers entertain the Boston Red Sox tonight. Gregory Soto will start against Eduardo Rodriguez. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
Detroit has placed reliever Victor Alcántara on the 10-day injured list with a tooth problem. He’ll need surgery to correct it. Alcántara joins center fielder JaCoby Jones on the IL. Jones left the opening game of Wednesday’s doubleheader with back spasms. An MRI has revealed no structural damage. Victor Reyes has been called up from Toledo to fill in.
The Milwaukee Brewers suffered their second straight shutout, falling 1-0 to the Cincinnati Reds. After collecting just four hits Wednesday, the Crew was held to just two yesterday. Brandon Woodruff suffered the tough loss, allowing a run over six innings.
The Brewers begin a series at Pittsburgh tonight. Zach Davies will pitch against Steven Brault.
American Legion Baseball
The Copper Country Flames American Legion Baseball team will host Negaunee tomorrow. Because of the Frisbee tournament at the Hancock Driving Park, the Flames’ games will begin at 1:00 at the Stanton field.
Cody Kravse won the Liberty 5k Run at the Baraga County Lumberjack Days Festival yesterday morning. He finished 27 seconds better than Virgil Mongozid. Karli Koskinen placed third overall, and first in the women’s division. Rodney Loonsfoot took the title in the 5k walk. Jackie Treadeau was the top women’s finisher. Takoda Dunleavy and Ava Corcoran placed first and second in the youth one-mile run. See full results here.
The 62nd annual Coca Cola International Frisbee Tournament begins tomorrow morning. This year’s tournament has been moved to the Hancock Driving Park, because of construction at Agassiz Field, which has been its home for a number of years. The Appleton Assassins will return to defend their title. They’ll be challenged by a field that includes the six-time champion Boomtown Saints, former champion Blame the Dog, the strong local Shottle Bop team, and two teams from Japan. Action will begin around 9:00 tomorrow morning, and will continue through the championship match Sunday afternoon. Spectators are welcome, and admission is free.
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