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MTU Soccer Gets First Win – Monday Sports Wrap

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Alex Vasile scores for the Huskies - MTU image.
Alex Vasile scores for the Huskies – MTU image.

MTU
The MTU soccer team edged St. Cloud State 1-0 on Sunday. Freshman Alex Vasile scores the game’s only goal in the 23rd minute, off a pass from Jessica Splittgerber. Kirsen Hudak got the shutout in net for the Huskies.

Finlandia
The Finlandia University soccer team plays at Minnesota-Morris this afternoon.

The Finlandia volleyball team is in Milwaukee, where they’ll face Silver Lake College this afternoon, and Mount Mary University tonight.

Upton
Upton

MLB
Justin Upton’s two-run homer in the eighth inning powered the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals Sunday. The timely blow came just after the Royals had surged from behind by scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh off Daniel Norris and Alex Wilson. J.D. Martinez homered earlier for the Tigers. Kansas City threatened in the ninth, but second baseman Ian Kinsler knocked down a vicious line drive by Alex Gordon. The ball was hit so hard it split Kinsler’s fingernail, but he held a runner at third base, and threw the bloody baseball to first to retire Gordon.

The Tigers open a series at Chicago this afternoon. Justin Verlander will start against Chris Sale. Hear the first pitch at 4:15 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

Villar
Villar

Cleveland won on Sunday, so Detroit still trails the Indians by five and a half games the American League Central Division.

Santana
Santana

The Milwaukee Brewers bombed the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 on Sunday. Chase Anderson gave up five hits over five innings. He left with a 1-0 lead, thanks to a Domingo Santana home run in the second inning. Tyler Cravy, Jacob Barnes and Ben Rowan completed the shutout. Milwaukee broke the game open when Jonathan Villar hit a grand slam in the sixth. The Brewers piled on five more runs in the ninth, thanks to Santana’s second homer of the game, and a home run by Chris Carter.

The Brewers host the Chicago Cubs this afternoon. Zach Davies will pitch against Kyle Hendricks.

Rudock
Rudock

NFL
After cutting former University of Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock in the final roster trim-down before the regular season, the Lions made him one of the eight players on their practice squad Sunday. Running back George Winn is also in that group.

Our high school football coverage continues Friday evening, when Houghton entertains Ironwood. Our pregame coverage will begin around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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