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Late Surge Powers Brewers Win – Saturday Sports Wrap


In NBA tournament play last night, the Bucks shut down the Hawks 125-91. The Eastern Conference final is tied 1-1.

Tonight, the Clippers entertain the Suns. Phoenix is up 2-1 in the Western Conference final.


The Stanley Cup finals are set. Last night, the Lightning shaded the Islanders 1-0 to win their semifinal series 4-3. Tampa Bay will face Montreal in the championship series beginning Monday. 


The Detroit Tigers were rained out last night. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader today. Coverage of the first contest will begin at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift, with Casey Mize pitching against Framber Valdez. Coverage of the second game will open at 5:50, with Wily Peralta starting against Lance McCullers Jr. Heavy rain is expected to continue in Detroit today.

The Milwaukee Brewers came from behind to claim a 5-4, 11-inning victory over the Colorado Rockies last night. Trailing 4-0, Keston Hiura hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh. Kolton Wong added a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth. Willie Adames forced extra innings with a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Hiura’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th drove in Manny Piña with the winning run. Starter Corbin Burnes gave up a run over six innings. Devin Williams got the win in relief.

The Brewers host the Rockies again today. Adrian Houser will star against Antonio Senzatela.

Milwaukee starter Brett Anderson’s stay on the injured list is expected to be short. Team officials say he should be able to return after the All-Star break, after suffering a right knee contusion. Infielder Daniel Vogelbach, however, faces a longer recovery from the hamstring strain he suffered earlier this week. He’ll be out until at least mid-August.

The Brewers added some minor-league depth yesterday, obtaining outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. and pitcher Jandel Gustave from the Pirates. Stokes is a 25-year-old prospect who has struggled at the plate this season. Gustave is a 28-year-old reliever who has spent some major league time with the Astros and Giants. In exchange, Pittsburgh gets 17-year-old catching prospect Samuel Escudero.

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