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Tigers Win in 10th – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School

The high school volleyball season opened yesterday with the Copper Mountain Conference tournament at Baraga. The results were:

1st – Wakefield/Marenisco
2nd – Jeffers
3rd – Ironwood
4th – Baraga (B)
5th – Baraga
6th – L’Anse
7th – Lake Linden
8th – Ontonagon
9th – Bessemer
10th – Dollar Bay.

Baraga is scheduled to play at a tourney in West Iron County today.

College Football

Northern Michigan University has suspended football practices after a player contracted COVID-19. University officials say all team members and staff will be tested, and activities will resume when university health officials say it’s safe.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers scored three runs in the top of the 10th inning, and defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 last evening. Tyler Alexander turned in perhaps the best start of his career, giving up just one run on four hits over seven innings. Alexander worked his way out of trouble a couple of times early, but retired the last 11 batters he faced. Jays’ starter Robbie Ray was even better, holding Detroit scoreless over seven frames, before the Bengals scratched out a run on a Zack Short single, a sacrifice bunt, a stolen base and a wild pitch in the top of the eighth. Two-out singles by Harold Castro, jonathan Schoop and Jeimer Candelario broke the game open in the top of the 10th. Gregory Soto pitched the final two innings, and earned the win. Miguel Cabrera did not hit a home run, and continues to be stuck at 499 for his career.

The Tigers play in Cleveland again this afternoon. Wily Peralta will start against Hyun Jin Ryu. Coverage will begin at 2:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Milwaukee Brewers were held to just three hits in a 4-1 loss to the Washington Nationals last evening. Brett Anderson pitched into the sixth inning, gave up three runs, and took the loss. Avisaíl García homered.

The Brewers host the Nationals again this afternoon. Eric Lauer will pitch against Paolo Espino.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons will open the 2021-2022 season at home against the Chicago Bulls on October 20th. Barring any further COVID-19 issues, NBA teams will play the customary 82 regular season games. Listen for select Pistons contests this winter on 99.3 The Lift.

NHL

Evgeny Svechnikov has left the Detroit Red Wings. Svechnikov has signed a one-year deal with the Manitoba Moose of the AHL. That’s the Winnipeg Jets’ top farm team, and he’ll compete for a roster spot this fall. Svechnikov was the Wings’ top pick in the 2015 draft. His departure comes on the heals of reports that the team is buying out the contract of center Frans Nielsen. He was entering the final season of a six-year deal.

NFL

Both the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers continue their exhibition schedules today. The Packers host the New York Jets in a 4:25 contest. The Lions visit the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight. Listen for regular season Detroit Lions games again this year on 99.3 The Lift.

Biking

The annual Great Deer Chase will be held today at the Swedetown Trails. For full details, click here.

Our high school football coverage begins Thursday, when Lake Linden-Hubbell visits the Gogebic Miners. The broadcast from Wakefield will begin at 5:40 on KBear 102.3. Keweenaw Report Sports will broadcast all of the Lakes’ games this fall. Calumet begins its season at home against Gladstone Friday. Hear all of Calumet’s games on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. Houghton opens its campaign Friday on the road at Westwood. Hear all of Houghton’s games on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf. See our full broadcast schedule at KBear102.com.

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