Sports – Monday, April 21st, 2014

The Brewers used the long ball to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 in 14 innings on Sunday.  Mark Reynolds homered.  Ryan Braun went deep in the top of the 9th to tie itup at 2-2 and Khris Davis hit his first homer of the season in the 14th for the game winner.  Zach Duke picked up the win and Francisco Rodriguez the save.  The round trippers weren’t the only fireworks.   In the 4th inning after Carlos Gomez tripled off the centerfield wall, pitcher Gerrit Cole wasn’t happy with the was he watched the ball at the plate and they exchanged words.  That led to a bench clearing brawl.  Gomez and Pirate reserve Travis Snider were ejected along with Brewers bench coach Jerry Narron.  Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado threw a punch and wasn’t ejected but expects to be suspended.  The win by the Brewers extends their lead in the N.L. Central to 3 games over St. Louis.  Milwaukee opens a series with San Diego tonight.  You’ll hear it on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ. Wily Peralta takes on Andrew Cashner.  Coverage begins at 6:35pm on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ.


The Brewers also placed outfielder Logan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.


NL Central

Reds 8 Cubs 2

Nats 3 Cardinals 2


NBA Playoffs

Spurs 90 Mavs 85 – SA leads 1-0

Heat 99 Bobcats 88 – Miami leads 1-0

Washington 102 Chicago 93 – Wizards lead series 1-0

Portland 122 Houston 120 – Blazers lead series 1-0


NHL Playoffs

Flyers 4 Rangers 2 – Series tied 1-1

Boston 4 Detroit 1 – Series tied 1-1


The Boston Marathon will be run today.  This year’s field has been expanded by more than 5,000 to over 35,000 runners to accommodate the runners who did not finish because of last year’s bombing. A handful of area residents are running in this year race including, Seth Udlis and Paul Baganz of Fond du Lac, Michelle Bronkhorst of Waupun, Melody Masteller of Rosendale, Jesse Nodolf of Ripon, and Helen Schmidlkofer


Matt Kuchar holed a bunker shot on the 18th hole to win the RBC Heritage on the PGA Tour by one shot over Luke Donald.