Former Packers hero Jeff Janis signs with Browns

Wide receiver Jeff Janis, whose Hail Mary TD catch in a 2015 NFC Playoff game will be remembered in Packers’ lore, has signed with Cleveland, the Browns announced Friday.

The team also signed former Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton.

The Packers’ seventh-round pick out of Saginaw Valley in the 2014 NFL Draft, Janis caught only 17 passes in four seasons, mostly playing special teams. Yet he came up huge for Green Bay in the 2015 NFC Divisional Round overtime loss against the Cardinals, hauling in seven catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns, including the Hail Mary TD as time expired to send the game into OT.

“You don’t often a second chance at it,” Albers said. “If you give it, it’s good to get to go back out there. I felt pretty good about the outing. It’s unfortunate I blew the save.

“We kept at it and scored a run and pulled it off,” he said.

Brewers newcomer Lorenzo Cain tripped over the foot of Cardinals first baseman Jose Martinez on a play in the ninth, and both exited. Martinez bruised his right Achilles. Cain has a sore quad.

St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas pitched 6 1/3 innings. He gave up four runs on eight hits. He struck out five and had a balk.

A two-run single by Manny Pina gave the Brewers a 4-3 lead in the fourth.

Both rivals have lined up their pitching best in this series — even though the Yankees hadn’t named a starter to replace the disabled CC Sabathia in Thursday night’s finale.

On Tuesday night, Luis Severino, off to a 2-0 start with a 1.38 ERA, faces Chris Sale, a hard-luck 0-0 with an 0.82 ERA. On Wednesday, it’s Masahiro Tanaka (1-1, 2.92) for the visitors and David Price (1-0, 0.00 ERA) for the Red Sox. Rick Porcello (2-0, 2.84 ERA) goes for Boston on Thursday.

Severino is 2-4 with a 4.32 ERA against the Red Sox in his short career, but he was 2-1 against Boston in his breakout 2017. Sale was 0-3 with a 2.65 ERA in five starts against the Yankees in 2017 — after going 4-1 against New York while with the Chicago White Sox.

Boston’s Andrew Benintendi is 6-for-14 (.429) with two homers and seven RBI against Benintendi, and Mitch Moreland is 4-for-12 (.333). But Sandy Leon is 1-for-10 (.100), Holt 1-for-7 (.143), Hanley Ramirez 4-for-19 with nine strikeouts (.211), Jackie Bradley Jr. 3-for-14 (.214) and Mookie Betts 4-for-17 (.235).
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