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Cabrera, Grossman Power Tigers Win – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school volleyball tonight…
• Calumet hosts Iron Mountain. Coverage will begin around 6:10 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• Houghton travels to Westwood. Coverage will start around 6:10 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Hancock plays at Jeffers.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell journeys to Bessemer.
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City travels to Wakefield-Marenisco.
• L’Anse plays at Ewen-Trout Creek.

In cross country, local teams will compete at the Bill Fezzy Memorial Invitational in Houghton today.

College Soccer

The Finlandia University women’s soccer team travels to Lawrence University tonight.

College Volleyball

The Finlandia volleyball team plays at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

MLB

Miguel Cabrera had four hits, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 last evening. Matt Manning gave up one run over three innings. He left the game after he was hit on the knee by a line drive, and will be evaluated today. Drew Hutchison got the win in relief. Robbie Grossman also had four hits, including a home run. Cabrera drove in three runs. Including Tuesday night’s contest, he’s now had a hit in seven straight at-bats – the longest streak of his career.

The Tigers have tonight off, and host the Tampa Bay Rays tomorrow. Coverage will begin at 6:50 on 99.3 The Lift. Matthew Boyd will start against Michael Wacha.

Detroit catcher Jake Rogers underwent Tommy John ligament reconstruction surgery on his right elbow yesterday. He’ll likely miss most or all of next season.

The Milwaukee Brewers edged the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 last night. Eduardo Escobar’s homer in the sixth inning provided the winning margin. Freddy Peralta gave up all three Philly runs before reaching his pitch count in the fourth inning. Aaron Ashby got the win in relief, and Josh Hader claimed his 30th save.

The Brewers also have tonight off, and begin an interleague set in Cleveland tomorrow. Adrian Houser is scheduled to start for the Crew.

Milwaukee now leads Cincinnati by 12 games in the National League Central Division. Any combination of 10 Brewers wins or Reds losses clinches the division title.

After a one-year delay caused by COVID-19 restrictions, the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame inducted its 2020 class yesterday. The new members include two players who grew up in Michigan – longtime New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter from Kalamazoo, and former Milwaukee Brewers catcher Ted Simmons, from suburban Detroit. Outfielder Larry Walker and players union leader Marvin Miller rounded out the 2020 class.

NFL

The NFL season opens tonight, as the Dallas Cowboys visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hear the game on 99.3 The Lift.

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Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell said yesterday that running back D’Andre Swift will be in the lineup Sunday, as the team opens against the San Francisco 49ers. Swift has been battling a groin injury. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

High School Sports Broadcasts

 • In football tomorrow, Calumet plays at Westwood. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• In football Saturday, Houghton entertains Iron Mountain. Coverage will start at 12:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf. Lake Linden-Hubbell hosts Norway. Coverage will begin at 1:10 on KBear 102.3.

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