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Drew VerHagen was hit hard, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 yesterday afternoon. VerHagen gave up nine hits and six runs before leaving with two outs in the fourth inning. Detroit took a brief lead on a two-run Nicholas Castellanos triple in the first inning. Mikie Mahtook added a solo homer in the third. The Tigers tacked on a couple more in the ninth, but couldn’t close the gap.
The Tigers open a weekend home set against the Minnesota Twins tonight. Anibal Sanchez will start against Kyle Gibson. Pregame coverage begins at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
The fading Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Minnesota Twins 7-2 last night. Zach Davies gave up seven runs on 11 hits over five and two-thirds innings. Keon Broxton homered. It was Milwaukee’s fifth straight loss, and it dropped them into third place in the National League Central Division.
The Brewers welcome the Cincinnati Reds this evening. Jimmy Nelson will pitch against Homer Bailey.
Last night’s Copper Country Twilight League baseball playoff game between Superior National Bank-Stanton and REL-Mohawk Technologies was rained out. It will be made up tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 at the Hancock Driving Park. Stanton leads the best-of-three series one game to none. If a third game is needed, it will be played Sunday at 4:00 at the Stanton field.
The winner will face Dean Kangas State Farm in the championship series beginning Tuesday. We’ll broadcast the title series next week on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
The Green Bay Packers took advantage of four turnovers, and opened their exhibition season with a 24-9 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last night. Aaron Rodgers did not play for Green Bay. Brett Hundley and Taysom Hill each threw touchdown passes, and Mason Crosby kicked three field goals.
The Detroit Lions open their exhibition season against the Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday. Kickoff is at 1:30 on 99.3 The Lift.
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