The Detroit Tigers snapped their five-game losing streak with a 9-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox yesterday. The game was a see-saw battle. The Sox tied it in the top of the eighth on a two-run homer by Welington Castillo off Victor Alcántara. Sacrifice flies by Nicholas Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera in the bottom of the eighth provided the winning margin.
The Tigers host the White Sox again this evening. Jordan Zimmermann will start against Carlos Rodón. Coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
Detroit has placed outfielder Christin Stewart on the disabled list. Stewart suffered a quad injury in Wednesday’s game. Brandon Dixon has been called up from Toledo to fill in.
The Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 yesterday. Christian Yelich’s home run in the ninth inning was Milwaukee’s only score. It also marked his 27th RBI this month – breaking the old April team record set by Prince Fielder, with 11 games still remaining this month. Starter Zach Davies pitched five scoreless innings. Matt Albers gave up all three L-A runs in the sixth, and took the loss.
The Brewers host the Dodgers again tonight. Jhoulys Chacín will pitch against Ross Stripling.
In the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs last night…
– The Carolina Hurricanes edged the Washington Capitals 2-1, to tie that series at two wins per team.
– The Saint Louis Blues got past the Winnipeg Jets 3-2, and now lead that series 3-2.
– The San Jose Sharks buried the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2. Vegas leads that set 3-2.
On tonight’s schedule…
– The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Boston Bruins. That series is tied 2-2.
– The Colorado Avalanche face the Flames in Calgary. Colorado leads that set 3-1.
The Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a news conference this afternoon, which will include team owner Chris Ilich, general manager Ken Holland, and former Detroit star and Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman. Speculation is that Yzerman will return to the Wings as general manager, with Holland – who has a year remaining on his contract – moving into an advisory role.
In NBA opening-round playoff action last night…
– The Philadelphia 76ers ripped the Brooklyn Nets 131-115. Philly leads that series 2-1.
– The San Antonio Spurs got past the Denver Nuggets 118-108. San Antonio is up 2-1 in that series.
– The Golden State Warriors pounded the Los Angeles Clippers 132-105. Golden State leads that set 2-1.
On the schedule tonight…
– The Toronto Raptors visit the Orlando Magic. That series is tied 1-1.
– The Boston Celtics tip off against the Pacers in Indiana. Boston leads that series 2-0.
– The Portland Trail Blazers visit the Oklahoma City Thunder. Portland is up 2-0 in that set.
The Detroit Pistons host the Milwaukee Bucks in game three of their opening-round series tomorrow night. Pregame coverage will begin at 7:35 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Finlandia University baseball team will play doubleheaders at Wisconsin-Whitewater today and tomorrow.
The FinnU softball doubleheaders today and tomorrow at Maranatha Baptist has been canceled.
The Lions have announced a couple of new recruits. Former Baraga High School standout Carsyn Osterman will join the women’s basketball team. Osterman graduated from Baraga in 2017, and averaged 15 points per game as a senior. She played the 2017-2018 season at Wisconsin-Stout. Morgan Campbell will join the women’s soccer team. She’s from Tucson, Arizona.
Finlandia has also added a new football coach. Riley Swanson will be the new defensive coordinator. Swanson has spent the past two seasons on the staff at the University of West Florida. In addition, quarterbacks and wide receivers coach Robert Garth will become the Lions’ offensive coordinator.
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