KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 8/30/18
Major League Baseball:
Milwaukee 13, Cincinnati 12 (10 Innings)
–Christian Yelich hit for the cycle – going six for six at the plate as the Brewers beat the Reds in extra innings Wednesday night. Yelich singled in the first and third innings, hit a two-run home run in the fifth, doubled in the sixth and tripled in the seventh inning. Yelich added an infield single in the ninth for good measure. Jesus Aguilar hit a solo home run in the 10th inning to put the Brewers ahead and they held on for the win. The final game of the series is later this morning – coverage starts at 11 am on KFIZ.
Chicago Cubs 2, NY Mets 1 (11 Innings)
–Conclusion of suspended game from Tuesday
NY Mets 10, Chicago Cubs 3
Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 0
Chicago White Sox 4, NY Yankees 1
Minnesota 4, Cleveland 3
Kansas City 9, Detroit 2
Minor League Baseball:
Beloit 5, Wisconsin 3
The Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have agreed to a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. Former Packers receiver turned reporter James Jones broke the story along with NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. A person with knowledge of the deal said the four-year deal is worth $134 million. Rodgers will receive a record $57-million signing bonus and will earn more than $80 million by March. Rodgers previously signed a five-year $110 million extension in 2013 and was set to enter this year with two years remaining on his contract.
Hours before the Packers reportedly agreed to the deal with Rodgers, the team sent one of his backups out of town. ESPN.com first reported the Packers traded Brett Hundley to Seattle in exchange for a 2019 draft pick. Hundley went 3-6 as the Packers starter last year, filling in for an injured Aaron Rodgers. He threw for 1,836 yards, but only nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The team confirmed the trade later Wednesday afternoon.
The Packers wrap up the preseason tonight in Kansas City. Coverage starts at 5pm on 107.1 The Bull.
It’s an early start for the Big Ten season tonight as West Division foes Northwestern and Purdue square off in West Lafayette tonight, kickoff is 7pm. Another Big Ten team, Minnesota, will play tonight as well – hosting non-conference opponent New Mexico State. Kickoff for that game is at 6pm from Minneapolis.