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Wolverine Earns Two Twilight Wins – Friday Sports Wrap

Tigers, Brewers Resume Play Tonight
Detroit Tigers Circle LogoThe Tigers return to action tonight at home against Cleveland. Anibal Sanchez will start against Trevor Bauer. Hear the first pitch at 7:08 on WM 1400, WCCY. The Tigers have a six-and-a-half-game lead over the Royals in the American League Central Division.

Pitching prospect Drew VerHagen will be brought up from Toledo to start one of Detroit’s two games against the Indians tomorrow. Teams are allowed to add an extra pitcher for doubleheaders, so no one will need to be sent down to make room. It will be VerHagen’s major-league debut.

The Brewers resume play tonight at Washington. Kyle Lohse will start against Stephen Strasburg. Milwaukee leads the National League Central by one game over Saint Louis.

Shortstop Jean Segura will rejoin the team for tonight’s game. Segura left the club late last week, after learning of the death of his nine-month-old son in the Dominican Republic. The boy’s funeral was Monday. Infielder Jeff Bianchi will be sent to the disabled list because of his sore elbow. The Brewers have also reclaimed infielder Irving Falu… whom they lost to the Padres earlier this season on waivers. Falu played 11 games for San Diego… and then was placed on waivers again.

Twilight League Baseball
Twilight League
In Twilight League Baseball play last night…
– The Stanton Wildcats defeated Pat’s Foods 10-5.
– Wolverine-Orbit picked up two wins over Mosquito Inn. The first was an 8-4 victory of an earlier game that had been suspended by rain. The second was a 6-5 win of the regularly-scheduled game. Mike Saari earned the win in relief, and had three hits. Andy Buchanan had three hits for Toivola.

Hancock Canal Run Tomorrow
Canal Run LogoThe Hancock Canal Run takes place tomorrow. Online registration has closed, but last-minute registration and packet/bib pick-up is this afternoon from 2:00 until 8:00 at Finlandia Hall. The pre-race pasta dinner will be served at Finlandia Hall from 4:00 until 8:00. Shuttle service will begin tomorrow morning at 6:00. Please plan on boarding the shuttle to your race about an hour before your race is scheduled to start. The 10-mile walk will begin at 7:15, the half marathon at 7:30, the 10-mile run at 8:00, the 5-mile walk at 8:55, and the 5-mile run at 8:50. The awards ceremony will begin around 10:15 at Quincy Green. The Canal Kids’ Quarter-Mile Dash will begin at 10:00. For full details, click here.

MTU MTB Ronde LogoMTB Rondevous Tomorrow
The MTU MTB Rondevous begins tomorrow morning at 9:30. The mountain bike race will take place on the Tech Trails. On-site registration will be open at the trailhead tomorrow morning between 8:00 and 9:00. To see full details, click here.

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