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Pistons Trade Grant – Thursday Sports Wrap

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Slow Pitch Softball

In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League play last evening…
• Bucko’s/Labatts fell to Downtowner Two 21-16, then lost to Koppers 27-24.
• McGann’s/Northern Auto downed Auto Pro/Thermoanalytics 15-6.
• A and S Industrial/Loukus Tech v Pat’s Foods/Bucko’s – no report.

Fast Pitch Softball

In Copper Country Fast Pitch Softball League play last night…
• JB’s defeated Superior Service 10-5. Fayah Zapolnik had two singles and a double for JB’s. Grace Brunet, Stella Soumis and Mackenzie Lepage combined to get the win.
• Crush blanked Northern Michigan Land Brokers 12-0. Sarah Audette was the winning pitcher. Megan Corrigan had two singles and a double.
• REL mauled Tervo Agency 25-1. Vera Peterson was the winning pitcher. Emily Storm led REL with four hits, including a double and a triple. Morgan Erkkila added three hits.

NHL

In the Stanley Cup championship series last night, the Avalanche edged the Lightning 3-2 in overtime. The game ended in controversy, after video showed Colorado had six skaters on the ice when the winning goal scored. The Avs lead the series 3-1.

NBA

Ahead of tonight’s NBA Draft, the Pistons have traded Jerami Grant to the Trail Blazers in a three-team swap that also involves the Bucks. Detroit will receive Milwaukee’s first-round draft pick in 2025, unless it falls in the top four. The Pistons swap second-round picks with the Trail Blazers in tonight’s draft, and also get second-round picks from Portland in 2025 and 2026.

That leaves Detroit with the fifth and 36th picks in tonight’s draft.

The swap also clears a significant amount of salary cap space heading into next season.

MLB

Javier Báez’ two-run homer in the first inning gave Detroit an early lead, but the Tigers wound up losing to the Red Sox 6-2 last night. Tarik Skubal gave up four runs in the third inning, and left as Boston scored two more in the fifth.

The Tigers have today off, and open a series at Arizona tomorrow. Coverage will begin at 9:20 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Brewers fell 5-4 to the Cardinals last night. Eric Lauer gave up all five runs through six frames. Rowdy Tellez and Andrew McCutcheon homered.

The Brewers host the Cardinals again this afternoon. Jason Alexander will start against Dakota Hudson.

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