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Jose Iglesias’ wild throw in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed two runs to score, as the Tampa Bay Rays edged the Detroit Tigers 8-7 last evening. The Tigers fell behind early, as the Rays scored five runs off Jordan Zimmermann. They came back with three runs in the fifth, and three in the sixth, and led 7-6 going into the final frame. Closer Francisco Rodriguez loaded the bases with one out. Logan Morrison then hit what appeared to be a double-play ball that would have ended the game. Ian Kinsler fielded it, and tossed it to Iglesias. Iglesias stumbled over second base to get the first out, but his fall caused a wild throw to first. By the time the Tigers ran the ball down, two runs had scored, and the game was over.
As Iglesias fell, he collided with the incoming runner, and collapsed to the ground. He later walked off the field under his own power. His status for today’s game is unknown. Outfielder Justin Upton is expected to miss another game today, because of the wrist bruise he suffered Tuesday night. He’s expecting to return to the lineup tomorrow.
The Tigers face the Rays in Florida again this afternoon. Daniel Norris will start against Erasmo Ramirez. Pregame coverage will begin at 12:45 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
The Chicago Cubs scored four runs in the ninth inning, and defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 yesterday afternoon. The Crew took a 4-3 lead into the ninth. Kris Bryant’s single of closer Neftali Feliz tied the game. Addison Russell’s three-run homer won it. The Brewers return home to host the St. Louis Cardinals tonight. Zach Davies will pitch against Carlos Martinez.
In baseball today, Houghton plays at Negaunee.
In softball, Calumet visits L’Anse.
In the NHL playoffs last night…
– The Anaheim Ducks became the first team to advance to the second round, sweeping the Flames with a 3-1 victory.
– The Capitals edged the Maple Leafs 5-4. That series is tied 2-2.
– The Senators got past the Bruins 1-0, and lead that lead series 3-1.
– The Wild blanked the Blues 2-0, and lead that set 2-0.
– The Rangers face the Canadiens. That series is tied 2-2.
– The Penguins could advance with a win over the Blue Jackets. Pittsburgh leads that series 3-1.
– The Predators could move on with a win over the Blackhawks. Nashville leads that set 3-0.
– The Sharks play the Oilers. That series is tied 2-2.
In the NBA playoffs last night…
– The Wizards defeated the Hawks 109-101.
– The Rockets got past the Thunder 115-111.
– The Warriors pounded the Trail Blazers 110-81.
Each of those winners leads their series 2-0.
– The Cavaliers face the Pacers. Cleveland holds a 2-0 series lead.
– The Bucks take on the Raptors. That set is ties at a win per team.
– The Spurs meet the Grizzlies. San Antonio leads that series 2-0.
The annual Sisu Shuffle will begin at 11:00 Saturday morning at U.P. Health System-Portage’s Hancock campus. The shuffle is a fun, family-oriented 5k run/walk. There is no charge, but registration is required. Registered participants are eligible to win prizes, including a bicycle. To learn more details and sign up in advance, click here. You may also sign up Saturday morning beginning around 10:15.
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