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Torkelson Gets First Hit, but Tigers Fall – Wednesday Sports Wrap


The Detroit Red Wings lost 4-1 to the Ottawa Senators last night. Tyler Bertuzzi scored Detroit’s only goal. Thomas Greiss made 28 saves.

The Wings have dropped eight of their last 10 games, and visit the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow. Coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.


The NBA Play-In Tournament began last night…
• In the Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-108. The Nets claim the seventh seed in the upcoming playoffs. Tonight, the Charlotte Hornets take on the Atlanta Hawks. The winner will face the Cavaliers Friday for the eighth seed in the full playoffs.
• In the Western Conference, the Minnesota Timberwolves downed the Los Angeles Clippers 109-104 to grab the seventh seed in the playoffs. The San Antonio Spurs play the New Orleans Pelicans tonight. The winner of that contest will take on the Clippers Friday for the eighth playoff seed.


The Boston Red Sox scored twice in the eighth inning off Alex Lange, and got past the Detroit Tigers 5-3 yesterday. Detroit had built a 3-0 lead in the third inning. Spencer Torkelson doubled – his first big league hit after an 0-for-10 start. He moved to third on a Dustin Garneau single. Robbie Grossman’s infield grounder brought Torkelson home. Jonathan Schoop’s single plated Garneau, and Javier Báez’ double scored Schoop. Tyler Alexander sailed through five shutout innings, but left in the sixth as the Sox tied the score against him and Jacob Barnes.

The Tigers host the Red Sox again today. Eduardo Rodriguez will start against Nathan Eovaldi. Coverage begins at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

Grossman left last night’s game with tightness in a groin muscle. He was immediately sent for medical tests, and it’s not yet known how much time he might miss. The Tigers are already playing without injured outfielders Derek Hill and Riley Greene.

The Milwaukee Brewers edged the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 last night. Andrew McCutcheon’s two-run double gave the Crew a first-inning lead. That disappeared when the O’s Cedric Mullins launched a grand slam off Eric Lauer in the second inning. The Brewers tied it in the top of the third. McCutcheon singled home Willy Adames with the game-winner in the top of the seventh.

The Brewers visit the Orioles again this evening. Corbin Burnes will start against John Means.

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