It looks like reigning NL MVP Christan Yelich has picked up right where he left off last year. The Brewers’ outfielder hit his fourth HR of the season yesterday, tying a record for starting the season with HRs in four consecutive games held by Willie Mays (1971), Mark McGwire (1998), Nelson Cruz (2011), Chris Davis (2013) and Trevor Story (2016). Yelich then went on to drive in the game-winning runs with a ninth-inning double that beat the Cardinals, 5-4. The streaking Brew Crew (3-1) hit the road today to open a series with the Cincinnati Reds (1-1) and you can get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full MLB schedule by clicking HERE
The Final Four is set for Saturday in Minneapolis after Auburn knocked off Kentucky, 77-71 in overtime, and Michigan State held off Duke, 68-67. In the meantime, the secondary tournaments will begin wrapping up their events starting with tonight’s best-of-three CBI final between DePaul (18-15) and South Florida (22-13). To get Dunkel’s picks for this game, Tuesday’s CIT and NIT matchups and Saturday’s Final Four contests between Auburn-Virginia and Texas Tech-Michigan State, click HERE.
In the NBA, the Orlando Magic (38-39) are making a strong push to get into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Winners of seven of their last eight and trailing No. 8 seed Miami by just a half-game, the Magic have a chance to pick up some ground tonight as they head to Toronto take on the Raptors (54-23). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE.
In the NHL, the Washington Capitals (47-24-7) and their star winger, Alex Ovechkin, are finishing strong as they prepare to defend their Stanley Cup championship. On Saturday, Ovechkin became just the third player in history (joining Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy) to register eight 50-goal seasons. Ovi accomplished the feat against Tampa Bay as the Caps cruised to a 6-3 victory over the Lightning. Tonight, Washington will stay in Florida as they face the Panthers (35-32-6). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL slate, click HERE.
And Matchweek 32 of the English Premier League wraps up this afternoon as Arsenal (18-6-6) faces Newcastle (9-14-8) at Emirates Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick for this match and the full Premier League schedule, click HERE.