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The Tigers grabbed an early lead, then held off the Guardians 4-3 last night. Kerry Carpenter’s two-run homer powered a three-run first inning. A Harold Castro RBI double in the third inning gave Detroit all the runs they needed. Garrett Hill gave up a run on four hits over six innings, and earned the win. Thigs got testy in the ninth inning, when Cleveland’s Tyler Freeman led off with a double off Gregory Soto. He moved to third on a sacrifice bunt. With two strikes, Myles Straw hit a foul tip. The ruling on the field was that it was a foul ball. Tigers manager A.J. Hinch appealed, and a video replay showed that catcher Tucker Barnhardt had caught the tip for the third strike. Both Straw and Cleveland manager Terry Francona were ejected while arguing the decision. Soto then got a groundout from Steven Kwan to end the game.
It’s the first time in more than five weeks the Tigers have won back-to-back games.
The Tigers visit the Guardians again tonight. Daniel Norris will start against Cal Quantrill. Coverage begins at 6:50 on 99.3 The Lift.
Victor Caratini’s two-run single in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the Brewers to a 5-4 victory over the Dodgers last evening. The timely fly ball to right field made a winner out of Brent Suter, who had given up a run in the top of the inning. Willy Adames and Christian Yelich homered for the Crew.
The Brewers host the Dodgers tonight. Eric Lauer will pitch against Tony Gonsolin.
The result of the opening game of the Copper Country Twilight Baseball League tournament last night between Northern Driveline and Craig Heinonen Coldwell Banker was not reported.
The tournament will conclude Sunday at the Houghton baseball field. Last night’s winner will play Garnet Garage in the first semifinal at 11. REL-Mohawk Technology will face Houghton Building Supply-Stanton at 1:30. The championship game will begin at 4, and will be broadcast on KBear 102.3.
The Copper Country Horseshoe League tournament continues this evening.
In the winners bracket after Monday’s opening contests…
• Calumet One faces Harter’s Party Store at Agassiz Field.
• L and L takes on Dreamland One at the Dreamland Bar.
In the losers bracket…
• Bucko’s Party Store plays Dreamland Two at the Drift Inn.
• Rocky’s Bar meets 41 Lumber at Rocky’s Bar.
The Aspirus Great Deer Chase mountain bike races take place this Saturday at the Swedetown Trails. Events this year include 30 and 15-mile races for all ages, a four-mile race for those 14 and under, a two-mile race for those 10 and under, and an untimed event for kids eight and under.
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