Did anyone see the Adrian Amos revenge game coming? The fifth-year safety picked off former teammate Mitch Trubisky in the corner of the end zone with the Bears knocking on the door late in the fourth quarter Thursday night. And while the Packers gave the ball back when the ensuing drive stalled out after just three plays, Chicago never threatened again. It's fair to wonder how much credit Amos and the Packers' rebuilt defense deserve for dismantling a shaky Chicago offense, but it was a promising debut for the group.
Christian Yelich, Brewers outfielder (↓ DOWN)
Yelich is done for the season after suffering a broken knee cap during Milwaukee's win over Miami on Tuesday. It's devastating news for the resurgent Brewers, currently just one game behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL wild-card race after winning five straight. The reigning NL MVP has been on one of the hottest runs in baseball over the past calendar year, hitting .339/.445/.703 with a 1.148 OPS and 52 home runs over that span. He hit .345/.513/.724 with three home runs in nine games this month.
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Trent Grisham, Brewers outfielder (↑ UP)
Grisham is just the second Brewers rookie ever to have a five-hit game. It took him just 32 games to do it. The 22-year-old went 5-for-6 on Monday against Miami with two runs scored, a double and a triple. He's now hitting .263/.324/.455 with 10 extra-base hits in 33 games as a major-leaguer.
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Yasmani Grandal, Brewers catcher (↑ UP)
Grandal has been heating up this month. He's 4-for-9 at the plate so far in the Brewers' series with the Marlins and hit his fifth home run since Sept. 1 on Monday. He's hitting .333/.429/.806 with eight RBI and seven extra-base hits this month.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks forward (↓ DOWN)
Antetokounmpo and co.'s 84-77 win over the Czech Republic on Monday wasn't enough to keep the Greeks alive at the FIBA World Cup. Greece needed to win by 12 to overtake the Czechs in the standings. The Bucks star had 12 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals in the win, averaging 14.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.4 steals in five games.
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