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Lions, Packers Win; Crew Makes Playoffs – Monday Sports Wrap

High School

The suspension of face-to-face instruction in Houghton County schools that begins Monday also includes cancellation of all athletic activities during that stretch. At this time, the suspension does not include schools in Baraga or Ontonagon Counties.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers concluded their season with a 3-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals yesterday. Brandon Dixon doubled home Detroit’s only run in the top of the first inning. Jordan Zimmermann pitched a scoreless first inning, in what was likely his final appearance for Detroit. Tarik Skubal took over in the second, gave up two solo home runs over five frames, and took the loss.

The Tigers end their season with a record of 23-35. Only the Rangers fared worse in the American League.

The Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Saint Louis Cardinals 5-2 yesterday. Milwaukee starter Brett Anderson left the game in the third inning because of a blister. Freddy Peralta relieved him with two runners on base, and the Cardinals proceeded to score four times. The Crew’s biggest moment came in the bottom of the eighth inning, when they turned an around-the-horn triple play – just the ninth in franchise history.

Despite the loss, the Brewers grabbed the final wild card playoff position, because the Phillies and Giants also fell. The win by the Cardinals clinched second place in the National League Central Division, which means they will not need to play the Tigers today, to make up the two games they missed earlier in the season.

Milwaukee will open the playoffs Wednesday night in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

NHL

The Lightning and the Stars continue the Stanley Cup championship series tonight. Tampa Bay leads the set 3-2, and could claim the cup with a win this evening.

NBA

The NBA championship series is set. The Heat defeated the Celtics 125-113 last night, to win the Eastern Conference final 4-2. Miami will face the Lakers for the crown beginning Wednesday.

NFL

The Green Bay Packers outscored the New Orleans Saints 37-30 last night. The game was tied at the end of the third quarter. Mason Crosby’s 49-yard field goal gave the Pack the lead, and Aaron Rodgers’ third touchdown pass of the evening with two minutes remaining sealed the win.

Matt Prater’s field goal in the closing seconds lifted the Detroit Lions to a 26-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals yesterday. Prater had tied the game with a kick earlier in the quarter. Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes, and Adrian Peterson rushed for 75 yards in Detroit’s first win of the season.

The Chiefs visit the Ravens tonight. Hear the game on 99.3 The Lift.

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