Sports – Monday, August 29th, 2016

In The East Shore League playoff series, Cleveland won game two of the best of three series 10-0 over Mount Calvary. The series is now tied at one game apiece. The deciding game three will be next Sunday at Cleveland.

The Pittsburgh Pirates completed a four game sweep of the Brewers with a 3-1 win at Miller Park on Sunday. Milwaukee led 1-0 after a solo home run by Johnathan Villar in the third inning. Pittsburgh then took the lead with two home runs in the sixth, one by John Jaso and one by Gregory Polanco. Starling Marte added a solo blast in the 8th for the Pirates who won their 8th straight game on the road. Chase Anderson took the loss for Milwaukee, he’s now 7-11. The Brewers open a three game set against the Cardinals tonight at Miller Park, 5:45 pregame, 6:20 first pitch on KFIZ.

NFL teams must cut their rosters down to 75 players by 3pm Tuesday and teams across the league have begun making cuts Head coach Mike McCarthy says cut down time is never any fun for him and that he’s in close talks with Ted Thompson while deciding roster moves to ensure that the process is done in a professional manner.

The Packers are also preparing for their final preseason game in Kansas City on Thursday night. With most veteran players likely sitting out, head coach Mike McCarthy said it’s important for players like Jordy Nelson to get a lot of reps in at practice this week in preparation for the regular season opener at Jacksonville on September 11th.

In NASCAR, Kyle Larson raced to his first Sprint Cup victory Sunday, taking the lead on a restart with nine laps remaining and holding off Chase Elliott at Michigan International Speedway.  Elliott had a comfortable lead before a tire problem on Michael Annett’s car brought out the yellow flag. Larson had the better restart and went on to win by 1.5 seconds. Brad Keselowski finished third.

In Golf,  Patrick Reed won The Barclays on Sunday to secure a clear shot at the $10 million bonus in the FedEx Cup. Rickie Fowler threw away a sure spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Reed rallied from an early two-shot deficit and built a big enough lead at Bethpage Black that some sloppy play at the end didn’t matter. A bogey on the final hole gave him a 1-under 70 and a one-shot victory over Sean O’Hair and Emiliano Grillo. Fowler still was poised to earn one of the eight automatic spots on the Ryder Cup team until a meltdown over the last four holes. Instead, the final spot goes to Zach Johnson.