KFIZ Sports Scoreboard – 9/3/2020
KFIZ Sports Scoreboard:
Major League Baseball:
Milwaukee 8, Detroit 5
–Eric Sogard’s sacrifice fly broke a 5-5 tie, then Jace Peterson’s two-run homer in the eighth put the Brewers in front for good as Milwaukee earned a split with Detroit in the two-game series Wednesday night. Keston Hiura clubbed a three-run homer in the third to put the Brewers on the scoreboard for the first time. The Brewers are off today, and open a weekend series in Cleveland Friday evening.
Chicago Cubs 8, Pittsburgh 2
Minnesota 8, Chicago White Sox 1
Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 3
Cleveland 5, Kansas City 0
Eastern Conference Playoffs – Round 2:
Miami 116, Milwaukee 114
–Jimmy Butler’s free throws with no time left gave the Miami Heat the win, and a two-games-to-none series lead over the Bucks in their 2nd Round series in the NBA Playoffs. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, while Khris Middleton added 23 in the loss. Goran Dragic scored 23 to lead the Heat in the win. The Bucks now need to win four of five in the series to avoid elimination. Game three is Friday, tipoff is 5:30 pm.
>>68% Of Wisconsin Football Teams Opt To Play This Fall
(Stevens Point, WI) — The WIAA reports 68 percent of the state’s football teams have opted to play during the fall season. The rest will compete in the alternate season starting next March. Tuesday was the deadline for the schools to declare which season they would participate in. The earliest practice date for the fall sports of football, boys soccer, and boys and girls volleyball is next Monday. The WIAA executive staff is using the data from the schools to create postseason opportunities for a tournament or culminating event.
>>Packers Cancel Annual Family Night Scrimmage
(Green Bay, WI) — The Green Bay Packers have canceled the annual Family Night scrimmage. Fans wouldn’t have been allowed inside Lambeau Field anyway, but the team had been planning to hold a televised scrimmage. Those plans are off, for now. All of the preseason changes are in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Packers say skipping the scrimmage will allow them to continue to get ready for the regular-season opener September 13th. The Packers open the season at Minnesota.
>>Packers Rookie Linebacker Martin Suffers Knee Injury
(Green Bay, WI) — Green Bay Packers rookie linebacker Kamal Martin is expected to miss at least six weeks after knee surgery. Martin underwent surgery Tuesday on a torn meniscus. The fifth-round draft pick from Minnesota was pushing for a starting job as an inside linebacker for Green Bay. ESPN first reported Martin suffered the injury to his left knee during the team’s scrimmage Sunday at Lambeau Field. Martin was having perhaps the best training camp of all the rookies and was in line to either start or at least play a large role in the defense. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur did not confirm the injury during his zoom conference with reporters. Martin had been competing with Oren Burks and Ty Summers for the starting job opposite newcomer Christian Kirksey.