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Tigers Down Twins – Monday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school baseball today…
– Houghton travels to Iron Mountain.
– L’Anse entertains Negaunee.

In softball this afternoon
– Houghton plays at Calumet. Pregame coverage will begin at 3:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Hancock entertains Jeffers.
– L’Anse travels to Ishpeming.

In high school track, local teams will compete at the Copper Country Invitational at Houghton.

MLB

Daniel Norris turned in a strong start, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-3 yesterday. Norris threw six innings of shutout ball. He was charged with two of the three runs Minnesota plated in the seventh inning. Nicholas Castellanos and Brandon Dixon homered.

The Tigers will host the Houston Astros tonight. Matthew Boyd will start against Brad Peacock. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

Tigers pitcher Tyson Ross has been placed on the injured list with a nerve problem in his pitching elbow. He’s the fourth of Detroit’s season-opening starters to be sidelined. Michael Fulmer and Matt Moore are out for the rest of the season, while Jordan Zimmermann is dealing with an elbow problem. Detroit is also bringing second baseman Josh Harrison off the injured list. Harold Castro will be sent to Toledo.

The Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Chicago Cubs 4-1 yesterday. Milwaukee outhit Chicago 9-8, but couldn’t take advantage of several scoring opportunities. Jhoulys Chacín took the tough loss, giving up two runs over six innings.

The Brewers visit the Philadelphia Phillies tonight. Freddy Peralta will pitch against Aaron Nola.

Milwaukee has sent reliever Burch Smith down to the San Antonio Missions. Jacob Barnes has been called up.

NHL

In the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs yesterday, the Boston Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-2. Boston leads the Eastern Conference final 2-0.

The San Jose Sharks host the Saint Louis Blues tonight. San Jose leads the Western Conference final 1-0.

NBA

In NBA playoff action yesterday…
– The Portland Trail Blazers edged the Denver Nuggets 100-96. Portland wins that series 4-3, and will face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference final beginning tomorrow.
– Kawhi Leonard’s shot at the buzzer bounced off the rim four times, then dropped through to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Toronto won that set 4-3, and will play the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference starting Wednesday.

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