Local Sports Updates
Softball scores from yesterday: 12th ranked Dubuque Hempstead earned a sweep in their doubleheader against Cedar Rapids Washington. Game 1: Dubuque Hempstead 14, Cedar Rapids Washington. Game 2: Dubuque Hempstead 14, Cedar Rapids Washington 1
Other softball scores: Western Dubuque 5, Beckman Catholic 4
High school baseball scores from yesterday: The Cedar Rapids Xavier Saints earned a sweep over Dubuque Wahlert in a doubleheader yesterday, winning 11-0 (6 innings) in game one, and 15-6 in game two.
National Sports Updates
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Lorenzo Cain delivered a go-ahead RBI single off Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vázquez in the top of the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers recovered after blowing a five-run lead in the ninth to edge the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6. Pittsburgh trailed 6-1 going into the ninth but rallied to tie it. Starling Marte’s sacrifice fly got Pittsburgh going. All-Star first baseman Josh Bell followed two batters later with a three-run shot off Delios Guerra to get Pittsburgh within one.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Kris Bryant hit his 17th homer and the Chicago Cubs erupted following manager Joe Maddon’s fourth-inning ejection, routing the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 to stop a four-game losing streak. Bryant tied a season high with four hits, including a first-inning shot to the seats in right-center off Jordan Lyles. Robel Garcia finished a double short of the cycle in his first major league start.
CHICAGO (AP) – Niko Goodrum lined a two-run homer in Detroit’s five-run sixth inning, Matthew Boyd struck out 13 to tie a career high and the Tigers topped the Chicago White Sox 11-5. Miguel Cabrera added a 454-foot solo shot and doubled, and Jeimer Candelario also homered. John Hicks and Nicholas Castellanos each had two RBIs as Detroit rebounded after being swept in doubleheader on Wednesday to win for just the second time in its past 13 games.
Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi is recovering in a Massachusetts hospital following a second stroke. His family says in a statement the 46-year-old suffered the stroke Thursday and immediately recognized the warning signs of arm weakness, face drooping and speech difficulties. Bruschi was admitted to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where his family said Friday he was “recovering well.” Bruschi had a stroke in February 2005 just days after the Patriots won the Super Bowl and learned he had a congenital heart defect that produced a hole in his heart.