KFIZ Sports Scoreboard – 9/11/2020

KFIZ Sports Scoreboard: 

Major League Baseball: 

Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 5

St. Louis 12, Detroit 2 (Game 1)

Detroit 6, St. Louis 3 (Game 2)

Kansas City 11, Cleveland 1


Kansas City 34, Houston 20

–Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 211 yards and three scores in the opening night win over the Texans. 

Sports Headlines: 

>>New Faces On Vikings Defense Try To Stop Packers Offense Sunday

(Minneapolis, MN)  —  Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has had to deal with a tough Minnesota defense in his career.  That’s a major reason Rodgers has a six-and-six career record against the Vikings, but that defense wasn’t as rugged last season.  Only five of the Vikings’ 11 defensive starters are back for Sunday’s 2020 season opener.  Five are on other team rosters and pass rusher Danielle Hunter is sidelined with an injury.  The last time the two teams met was two days before Christmas – a victory for the Packers.  Za’Darius Smith had three-and-a-half sacks and six quarterback pressures in that contest.

>>UW Football Joins Hockey Shutting Down Its Workouts For 2 Weeks

(Madison, WI)  —  University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the Badger football and hockey teams will suspend practices for two weeks.  Alvarez made the announcement shortly after UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank shut down the whole campus Wednesday.  The most recent COVID-19 testing results for UW athletes find a positive test rate of a little over two percent.  Fifty-eight of the nearly four thousand tests were positive for athletes living on campus and another 25 positives for athletes living off-campus.  Just over 730 of them have been taking part in voluntary workouts.

>>Brewers Return To Action, Start Stretch Of 19 Games In 17 Days

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  When the Milwaukee Brewers host the Cubs at Miller Park it will be the start of a busy closing schedule including 19 games in 17 days to wrap up the 2020 season.  Ten of those 19 games will be played against the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Brewers have about two-and-a-half weeks to catch the Cardinals and claim second place in the National League Central Division.  Finishing second means a guaranteed playoff position.  Milwaukee has a record of 19-and-22 right now.  The Brewers could make the expanded 16-team playoff field, even if they don’t pass the Cardinals.  Brandon Woodruff starts the 7:10 p-m game at home.