On the high school baseball schedule today, weather and field conditions permitting…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell visits Ironwood.
• L’Anse plays at Ontonagon.
• The Gogebic games at Houghton have been canceled.
On the softball schedule today, weather and field conditions permitting…
• Hancock plays at L’Anse.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell travels to Ironwood.
• Jeffers visits Baraga.
• Calumet journeys to Kingsford.
The Finlandia University men’s basketball team has added a new recruit. Connor Smale averaged 10 points per game at Escanaba High School last season.
Opening-round NBA tournament play continued last evening.
In the Eastern Conference…
• The Miami Heat dispatched the Atlanta Hawks 97-94. Miami wins the series 4-1.
In the Western Conference…
• The Memphis Grizzlies edged the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-109. Memphis takes a 3-2 lead in that series.
• The Phoenix Suns defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 112-97. Phoenix leads that series 3-2.
In the Eastern Conference tonight…
• The Milwaukee Bucks host the Chicago Bulls. Milwaukee leads that set 3-1.
In the Western Conference this evening…
• The Denver Nuggets visit the Golden State Warriors. Golden State leads that series 3-1.
The Detroit Red Wings lost 3-0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. Alex Nedelkjovic stopped 33 shots.
The Wings close their season Friday night against the Devils in New Jersey.
Eric Haase’s throwing error in the bottom of the ninth allowed two runs to score, and the Minnesota Twins edged the Detroit Tigers 5-4 last night. The Tigers had Trevor Larnach trapped in a rundown between third and home, but Haase’s throw sailed over Jeimer Candelario’s head into left field, allowing Larnach and Gio Urshela to scamper home. Detroit had taken the lead with a three-run Javier Báez homer in the top of the eighth. Eduardo Rodriguez gave up three runs over six innings. Gregory Soto took the loss in relief.
That series continues in the Twin Cities tonight. Michael Pineda will start against Joe Ryan. Coverage will begin at 7:20 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Tigers have brought lefty reliever Andrew Chafin off the injured list, and sent reliever Rony Garcia down to Toledo.
The Milwaukee Brewers outslugged the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-8 last evening. The Crew took control with six runs in the sixth inning. The big blow was Willy Adames’ second home run of the night. Starter Brandon Woodruff struggled through four innings, giving up four runs on seven hits.
The Brewers continue that set in Pittsburgh this evening. Aaron Ashby will start against Bryse Wilson.
Milwaukee catcher Victor Caratini has been placed on the COVID-19 list. Alex Jackson has been called up to fill in.
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