regional Major League Baseball...
Chicago White Sox 3, Baltimore 2 in Game-One
Baltimore 6, Chicago White Sox 3 in Game-Two
Angels of Anaheim 12, Detroit 2
In the Midwest League...
Wisconsin 6, Cedar Rapids 0
Burlington 6, Beloit 5
In the Northwoods League...
Kenosha 9, Lakeshore 0
Madison 4, Wisconsin 3
La Crosse 10, Wisconsin Rapids 5
Saint Cloud 14, Green Bay 11
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After a day off yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers will open a weekend
series against the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight at Miller Park.
The Crew has lost five straight and seven-of-its-last-eight,
after getting swept for three games by San Francisco this week.
Yesterday, the Brewers took reliever Rob Wooten off their
40-man roster, by optioning him to their Triple-"A" farm
club at Colorado Springs. Fox Sports says the Brewers will
bring up right-handed starter Tyler Wagner, and have him start on
Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Wagner is 5-and-1 at
Double-"A" Biloxi this season, with an E-R-A of just over
two. The team has not confirmed his apparent promotion. The
Brewers also expect to make another personnel move today, when
shortstop Jean Segura officially returns from the 15-day disabled
list. He's been out with a broken finger. Right-hander Jimmy
Nelson will start for the Brewers tonight against Arizona
right-hander Rubby De La Rosa.
The Brewers' tribute to their first owner, Bud Selig, will open to
fans tonight at Miller Park. Dignitaries from baseball and
Wisconsin sports got a sneak preview of the Selig Experience last
night. The multi-media attraction highlights Selig's role in
bringing Major League Baseball back to Milwaukee in 1970 after the
old Braves left for Atlanta -- plus his nearly quarter-century as
the Brewers' owner before he spent 22 years as baseball's
commissioner. The exhibit features numerous high-tech
displays, and a replica of his office at the old Milwaukee County
Stadium. Current Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred was on hand
for last night's preview -- along with Milwaukee baseball greats
Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, and Joe Torre -- Baseball Hall-of-Fame
President Jeff Idelson -- Packers' president Mark Murphy and U-W
Madison athletic director Barry Alvarez -- and current Brewers'
executives and players. Selig called the exhibit
"magnificently done." Fans can find on the 200-level
of Miller Park in the left field corner.
Clay Matthews will continue to play both outside and inside on the
Green Bay Packers' linebacking corps. Matthews and Sam
Barrington were the first-string inside linebackers yesterday, when
the Packers held their initial public practice during their
organized team activities. Coach Mike McCarthy made heads turn
last November, when he placed Matthews inside for the first time.
That was after Mark Ingram of the New Orleans Saints burned
the Packer defense for 172 rushing yards in a Sunday night Saints'
blowout. It helped revive Matthews' sack totals, with
seven-and-a-half since the change. Also, it helped improve
Green Bay's rushing defense. They had given up 153 yards a
game in the first half of last season -- and just 86 yards a game in
the second half. Matthews called last year a
"patchwork," and he has since learned why he needs to do
certain things when playing inside.
Wally Ellenson of Marquette tied for first place in the high jump
last night at the N-C-A-A West Preliminary track-and-field meet in
Austin Texas. Ellenson, who plays basketball for the Golden
Eagles, cleared the bar at seven-feet two-and-a-half inches. That
tied him with Bryan McBride of Arizona State for first, as they
advanced to next month's N-C-A-A national meet in Eugene Oregon.
Two Wisconsin distance runners also qualified for the
nationals last night in the West preliminaries. Alex Thompson
advanced by placing fourth in the discus, and Malachy Schrobilgen
claimed the 12th-and-final national spot in the 10-thousand meters.
The Badgers' Joe Hardy was fifth in his heat in the
three-thousand meters, and will run in the quarter-finals at Austin
tomorrow. In the women's preliminaries, Wisconsin's Molly
Hanson placed second in her heat in the 15-hundred meters, to
advance to tomorrow's quarter-finals.
Madison golfer Jerry Kelly is tied for 21st after the first round of
the P-G-A's Byron Nelson Classic in Irving Texas. Kelly shot a
two-under-par 68 yesterday at the T-P-C Four Seasons Resort. Steven
Bowditch is the first-round leader at eight-under.