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Verlander Flirts with No-Hitter – Thursday Sports Wrap

Verlander
Verlander

MLB – Verlander Throws One-Hitter
Justin Verlander pitched eight innings of no-hit ball last night, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-0. Verlander’s bid for his third career no-hitter ended when Chris Ianetta led off the ninth inning with a double that landed just fair on the left field line. Verlander then retired the next three Angels batters to complete the shutout. Miguel Cabrera, J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos homered for Detroit. Game details are here.

Greene
Greene

The Tigers conclude that home set against the Los Angeles Angels this afternoon. Randy Wolf will start against Matt Shoemaker. Hear the first pitch at 1:08 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

Detroit starter Shane Greene will undergo surgery this morning to correct a problem with an artery in his throwing shoulder. He’ll miss the rest of the season, but should be ready for spring training. The condition has caused numbness in his throwing hand, and may explain why his effectiveness diminished over the summer.

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cleveland Indians 6-2. Jimmy Nelson walked a career-worst eight batters before leaving in the fourth inning. He was charged with five runs, and took the loss. Khris Davis homered for Milwaukee. Game details are here.

The Brewers have today off, and host the Cincinnati Reds tomorrow night. Taylor Jungmann will pitch against Raisel Iglesias.

Schuster
Schuster

Finlandia Volleyball Opens Tonight
The Finlandia volleyball team opens its schedule with a home match against Northland College tonight. Coach Kristan Schuster has a lot of new faces in her program this season, with 11 incoming freshmen joining eight veterans. The Lions are adding a JV team that will play a full schedule this fall. The JV match begins at 4:30, and the varsity at 6:30, at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

High School
In high school volleyball today…
– Calumet plays at the Cadillac Invitational.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Chassell.
– Dollar Bay visits Bessemer.

The local high school football season opens tonight, as Ewen-Trout Creek entertains Pickford in eight-man play.

Houghton Half-n-Dash LogoHalf and Dash Kickoff Tonight
The first Houghton Half and Dash Race will be held on October 3rd, featuring a half-marathon and a 5K walk/run. Registration will officially kick off tonight at a party from 6:30 until 8:30 at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park. You can learn about the race, and save $5.00 off the registration fee. You may also register online here.

Our high school football coverage begins tomorrow night, when Houghton entertains L’Anse, and continues Saturday afternoon, when Hancock faces the Gogebic Miners at Wakefield. Pregame begins around 6:40 Friday, and 1:40 Saturday on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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