KFIZ Sports Scoreboard – 8/4/2020

KFIZ Sports Scoreboard: 

Major League Baseball: 

Chicago White Sox 6, Milwaukee 4

–Avisail Garcia had two hits and drove in three runs, but it was the White Sox who came out on top thanks to a wild pitch in the eighth inning and a solo home run in the ninth from Yoan Moncada that put the game away. Game two of the series is tonight – Brandon Woodruff gets the start for the Brewers, first pitch is 7:10. 


Chicago Cubs 2, Kansas City 0


Minnesota 5, Pittsburgh 4


Cincinnati 3, Cleveland 2


St. Louis vs. Detroit (Postponed, COVID)




Western Conference Qualifying Round:


Edmonton 6, Chicago 3

–Series tied 1-1


Sports Headlines:


 >>Packers Fans Encouraged To Write “Letters To Lambeau”

(Green Bay, WI)  —  They can’t be there to watch the players and there won’t be a “Family Night” this year, but Packers fans are being encouraged to share their excitement for the upcoming season by writing “Letters to Lambeau.”  To take part in the program fans will submit encouraging notes, drawings and letters to let the players know they have their support as training camp begins.  The program runs through the end of that camp.  Some of the submissions will be featured on the team’s website, Packers.com, and on social media platforms.  Some lucky fans will be selected to win a prize like a digital message from a player, a custom jersey, and autographed team item and a 50-dollar gift card for the Packers Pro Shop.

[Letters can be uploaded at packers.com/letters, sent through email to [email protected], or mailed directly to Letters to Lambeau, P.O. Box 13092, Green Bay, WI 54307.


>>Coach Bud Wins NBA Coach Of The Year 2nd Straight Time

(Lake Buena Vista, FL)  —  Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer is the NBA Coach of the Year for a second straight season.  He and Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan will share the Michael H. Goldberg Coach of the Year honor for 2020.  It was almost a three-way tie because Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse finished one vote behind Coach Bud and Donovan.  Budenholzer is the first two-time winner after leading the Bucks to a 54-and-13 record so far, with six games to go in the “regular season.”  The Bucks have had the league’s top-ranked defense in both of his seasons in Milwaukee, while also ranking among the most-efficient and high-powered offenses in the NBA.  Monday’s announcement isn’t the main NBA Coach of the Year award, but it is significant.


>>Bleacher Report Predicts Vikings With Reclaim NFC North Title

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The experts at BleacherReport.com don’t see the Green Bay Packers defending their NFC North title.  The Minnesota Vikings got three of the five votes for the top spot and the Packers and Bears got one each.  The split votes show how competitive the writers think the division will be this season.  The coronavirus pandemic has already changed the offseason for the teams and led players to opt-out.  It’s possible regular-season games will be played in front of empty stadiums – or, with a limited number of fans in the seats.  An early indicator of what’s going to happen in the 2020 season will come from the season opener at U-S Bank Stadium when Green Bay visits the Minnesota Vikings.


>>Another Badger Makes A Preseason Watch List

(Madison, WI)  —  Another Wisconsin Badger has been named to a preseason watch list.  Senior long snapper Adam Bay’s name is on the watch list for the Patrick Mannelly Award, an honor for the one player on the field who has no margin for error, yet gets very little attention.  Bay hasn’t missed a game in his first three seasons.  To win the honor at the Division One FBS level the long snapper has to start three-fourths of the games during his senior season, snapping on punts and placements, demonstrating speed, accuracy and consistency in the snaps.