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Tigers Fall, Lose Stewart and Moore – Thursday Sports Wrap

MLB

The Detroit Tigers lost their second-straight 10-inning game last night, falling 3-2 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Detroit scored twice in the fourth inning to take a 2-1 lead, but the Bucs tied it in the eighth, and scored the game-winner off Buck Farmer in the 10th. Spencer Turnbull gave up a run over six innings.

The Tigers host the Chicago White Sox this afternoon. Tyson Ross will start against Ivan Nova. Coverage will begin at 12:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

The game wasn’t the only loss the Tigers experienced yesterday. Christin Stewart injured a quad muscle while chasing a fly ball in the outfield. He’ll be evaluated today. And pitcher Matt Moore’s knee injury turned out to be much more serious than originally thought. Reconstructive surgery will cost him the rest of the season.

Corbin Burnes struggled again, as the Milwaukee Brewers dropped a 6-3 decision to the Saint Louis Cardinals yesterday. Burnes left in the fourth inning, after giving up nine hits. He was charged with five runs. Aaron Wilkerson relieved him, pitched four innings, and hit a home run.

The Brewers host the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. Zach Davies will pitch against Julio Urías.

NHL

In the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs last night…
– The Boston Bruins outscored the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 to tie their opening-round series at two wins per team.
– The Dallas Stars routed the Nashville Predators 5-1. That set is also tied 2-2.
– The Colorado Avalanche edged the Calgary Flames 3-2 in overtime. The Avalanche hold a 3-1 advantage in that set.

On today’s schedule…
– The Washington Capitals visit the Carolina Hurricanes. Washington leads that series 2-1.
– The Saint Louis Blues face the Jets at Winnipeg. That series is tied 2-2.
– The Vegas Golden Knights visit the San Jose Sharks. Vegas leads that set 3-1.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons suffered another lopsided loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in their opening-round NBA playoff series last night, 120-99. Playing without the injured Blake Griffin, Detroit held a one-point lead at halftime, only to be knocked out by a strong Milwaukee third quarter. Luke Kennard again led Detroit with 19 points. Andre Drummond collected 16 rebounds. Game three will be played Saturday in Detroit. Pregame coverage will begin at 7:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

In other NBA opening-round playoff series last night…
– The Boston Celtics downed the Indiana Pacers 99-91. Boston holds a 2-0 lead in that series.
– The Houston Rockets outscored the Utah Jazz 118-98. Houston has a 2-0 advantage in that set.

On the schedule tonight…
– The Philadelphia 76ers visit the Brooklyn Nets.
– The Denver Nuggets play the Spurs in San Antonio.
– The Golden State Warriors visit the Los Angeles Clippers.
All of those series are tied 1-1.

NFL

The Green Bay Packers will christen the 2019 NFL season next fall. The Pack will visit the Chicago Bears for a Thursday night game on September 5th. The schedule also includes a Thursday night game at home against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 26th, a Monday night home game against the Detroit Lions on October 14th, a Sunday night game at Kansas City on October 27th, and a Monday night game at Minnesota on December 23rd.

The Detroit Lions have no other prime time games on their schedule. They’ll host Washington in the annual Thanksgiving game. The Lions and Packers will close their regular seasons against each other in Detroit December 29th.

MTU

Jake Lucchini has been named the Most Valuable Player of this year’s Michigan Tech hockey team. Lucchini received both the Merv Youngs MVP Award and the Gary Crosby Memorial Award as the team’s leading scorer for the second season in a row. Seamus Donohue was named the top defensive player. Houghton’s Raymond Brice received the Unsung Hero award. Brian Halonen was named Top Freshman, and Tyler Rockwell earned the Most Improved Player honor. Hancock’s Devin Kero took the John MacInnes Slide Rule Award with a 4.0 GPA.

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