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Wolves Win GLHL Tourney Opener; Pios Season Ends – Saturday Sports Update

MLB

The Detroit Tigers were held to just two hits last evening, as they lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0. Starter Matthew Boyd struck out 10 Blue Jays over five innings, but also gave up four runs in the fourth inning, and took the loss.

The Tigers play at Toronto again this afternoon. Spencer Turnbull will start against Aaron Sanchez. Pregame coverage will begin at 2:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

Paul Goldschmidt slugged three home runs, as the Saint Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 last night. Milwaukee starter Freddy Peralta gave up three runs in the first inning, then left as the Cards scored another in the fourth. Ryan Braun and Christian Yelich homered for The Crew. The Brewers host the Cardinals again tonight. Brandon Woodruff will pitch against Dakota Hudson.

Brewers reliever Corey Knebel will undergo Tommy John surgery, and will miss the entire season. Knebel was diagnosed with a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament several years ago. Treatment enabled him to put off replacement surgery, until he felt discomfort in the elbow during spring training.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings won their fourth straight game last night, blanking the New Jersey Devils 4-0. Danny DeKeyser, Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi and Andreas Athanasiou scored. Jonathan Bernier made 21 saves, but left the game after the second period with an upper body injury. Jimmy Howard finished the game, and made seven saves. The Wings host the Boston Bruins tomorrow. Pregame coverage begins at 7:10 on 99.3 The Lift.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons entertain the Portland Trail Blazers tonight. Pregame coverage starts at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

GLHL

The Calumet Wolverines opened the Great Lakes Hockey League tournament with a solid 6-1 victory over the Eagle River Falcons last night. Tony Bausano had two goals, and Ian Carroll stopped 40 shots. The Wolverines continue pool play against the De Pere Deacons this morning. Pregame coverage begins at 8:50 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. Should the Wolverines advance, we’ll broadcast their semifinal game this afternoon, and the championship match tomorrow at 2:00.

The Portage Lake Pioneers bowed out of the tournament with a pair of losses yesterday. Charlie Turner gave the Pioneers an early lead in their morning game against the Fox Cities Ice Dogs, and Brian Lepisto added a goal to keep the game tied at two at the end of two. The Ice Dogs scored three unanswered goals in the final period to put the game away, 5-2. Portage Lake then fell 16-3 to the defending champion West Bend Bombers. Lepisto scored his second goal of the day, and Riley McKay and Conor Jonasson also scored. The Bombers scored 10 times in the third period to seal the win.

Finlandia

The Finlandia University baseball team is scheduled to play two games at Wisconsin-Oshkosh today, and two more tomorrow.

NFL

Former Green Bay and Detroit offensive lineman T.J. Lang has announced his retirement. The 10-year veteran was cut by the Lions several weeks ago. He played eight seasons with the Packers, and two with the Lions. His final season was cut short by a neck injury.

Hockeyville

Voting begins this morning at 7:00 in the Kraft Hockeyville 2019 competition. Cast as many votes as you can for the Calumet Colosseum at KraftHockeyville.com until tomorrow morning at 11:00. If the Colosseum outpolls the other three finalists, we’ll win $150,000 for rink improvements, and an NHL pre-season game next fall. A voting station will be set up at the Colosseum for those who do not have computer access.

The winner of the competition will be announced tomorrow afternoon during the second period of the New York Rangers – Philadelphia Flyers telecast on NBC. The broadcast begins at 12:30. A watch party is planned at the Colosseum, and the public is invited.

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