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Daytona Loses FSL Playoff Opener In Extra Innings

Daytona Loses FSL Playoff Opener In Extra Innings

Tuesday Sept. 6, 2011
Posted: 11:50 p.m.

CUBSDunedin A
The Blue Jays scored on a throwing error following a fielders choice in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium to squeak out a 4-3 victory over Daytona in the first game of the Florida State League playoffs. The best-of-five series continues Wednesday at Dunedin.

Brian Van Kirk led off with a double for Dunedin against Juan Serrano, who had replaced Frank Batista to start the inning. Jon Talley then reached on a bunt single while pinch runner Ryan Schimpf went to third. Serrano intentionally walked Kevin Ahrens to load the bases before Justin Jackson hit a grounder to second.

Daytona second baseman Logan Watkins threw Schimpf out at but catcher Chad Noble made a throwing error while trying to complete the doubleplay, allowing Talley to score the winning run.

Jake Optiz had three hits and an RBI for the Cubs while Elliot Soto added three hits and a run scored. Jeff Antigua is slated to start Game Two for the Cubs while Matt Loosen will go in Game Three.
Boise Short-Season A
Tri-City completed its sweep of Boise Tuesday night at Gesa Stadium, cruising to a 9-1 victory to advance into the Northwest League finals. The Dust Devils will face the winner of the Eugene-Vancouver series for the crown.

Reggie Golden had a pair of hits, including the solo homer that accounted for Boises run. Joe Zeller gave up five runs in 3 13 innings to take the loss.

WHITE SOXGreat Falls Rookie
The Voyagers dropped an 8-2 decision to Helena at Centene Stadium Tuesday night, reducing their lead in the Pioneer Leagues North Division to one with two games left in the regular season. Great Falls, which holds a slim lead over Billings, saw its winning streak snapped at eight games.

Stephen McCray allowed four runs in four innings to take the loss.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?

Chris Emma, Matt Zahn and Gabe Ramirez join David Kaplan on the panel.

0:00- NBC Sports National NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh joins the panel to discuss the Bulls’ terrible defensive performance as well as Zach LaVine’s impressive season debut.

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Bulls announce substitute broadcasters for first five Neil Funk-less games

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Bulls announce substitute broadcasters for first five Neil Funk-less games

If you haven't heard, Neil Funk is cutting 20 road games from his 2018-19 Bulls' play-by-play schedule.

Friday, the Bulls announced that Adam Amin, Andy Demetra and Kyle Draper will fill in for Funk for the first five of those games.

Amin, a play-by-play commentator for ESPN, will games on Oct. 22 against the Mavericks and Nov. 14 against the Celtics. He grew up in Addison, resides in Chicago and also does play-by-play for Bears preseason games.

Demetra is from Oak Brook and currently is the play-by-play broadcaster for Georgia Tech basketball and football. He will call games on Oct. 26 against the Hornets and Oct. 27 against the Hawks. He has previous play-by-play experience with the SEC Network, Pac-12 Network and Fox Sports South.

Draper will call the Bulls' Nov. 7 game against the Pelicans. He is the Celtics' pregame and postgame host for NBC Sports Boston and an occasional play-by-play annoucer and sideline reporter for the Celtics.

The Bulls said they will continue providing updates on substitute broadcasters as they are scheduled.