In Major League Baseball...
Saint Louis 4, Milwaukee 0
In the Midwest League...
Great Lakes at Beloit, postponed by weather
Lansing at Wisconsin, postponed
In the N-B-A...
Toronto 110, Milwaukee 100
Here are the details:
The Milwaukee Brewers ended a nine-game winning streak when
they were shut out at home last night by Saint Louis,
4-to-nothing. The Brewers had only three hits -- all
off Cardinals' starter Lance Lynn. He struck out 11 in
seven innings, walking three as he won his third straight
start to begin the season. Matt Garza also went seven
frames for Milwaukee. He gave up a solo homer in the
second to Jhonny Peralta, and a three-run blast in the sixth
to Jon Jay. Garza struck out six and surrendered a
total of nine hits with one walk. The loss dropped him
to 0-and-2. The Brewers also ended a team-record
string of 26 games in which their starters gave up three
earned runs or less. It was tied for the third-longest
streak in the Majors since 1990. Two of Milwaukee's
three hits were doubles from Jean Segura and Logan Schafer.
Both teams left six runners on base. The
Cardinals won their third straight, and they're now
30-and-11 against the Brewers since August of 2011. The
Brewers and Cardinals will play each other again tonight at
Miller Park. Right-hander Marco Estrada faces Saint
Louis right-hander Shelby Miller.
Former U-W Stevens Point starter Jordan Zimmermann earned
his first win of the season last night for the Washington
Nationals. He went seven innings, giving up two runs
on six hits as the Nationals won at Miami, 9-to-2. Zimmermann,
a right-hander from Auburndale in central Wisconsin, struck
out seven as he tied Livan Hernandez for the most career
wins in a Washington uniform with 44. Zimmermann said
he threw a lot better, after going just one-and-two-thirds
innings against the Marlins last week. He said he was
getting ahead in the count with his fastball. Zimmermann
is now 1-and-0 on the young season.
The Milwaukee Bucks clinched the season's worst-record in
the N-B-A, and the top spot in the Draft Lottery, after
losing at Toronto last night 110-to-100. Had the Bucks
won, they still would have secured the league's worst mark
after Philadelphia nailed down the second-to-last spot with
a five-point home win over Boston. Milwaukee is now
15-and-66. The Bucks lost their 14th straight away
from home, ending their road season at 5-and-36. Toronto
set a new team record with its 48th victory. The
Raptors rested All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan, as they keep
hanging on to the Number-three playoff spot in the East.
Greivis Vasquez filled in and scored 25 points --
giving him 51 in two games against Milwaukee this month.
Toronto led by 22 in the second quarter before the
Bucks chipped away. The Raptors led by six with with
6:14 left. But Milwaukee guard Ramon Sessions got a
technical foul, and Toronto then went on a 12-to-3 run to
take control. Sessions led Milwaukee with 21 points.
Brandon Knight scored 18 as he returned from a hip
injury. Milwaukee out-scored Toronto in the paint
50-to-38. The Raptors went 4-and-0 against Milwaukee
this season, after starting the year with 10 straight losses
to the Bucks. Milwaukee will close out its season
tomorrow night at home against Atlanta.
Milwaukee Admirals' goal-tender Marek Mazanec has been named
the American Hockey League's player of the week. He
won all three of his starts last week, while giving up an
average of just one goal per game. Mazanec stopped
80-of-83 shots in those contests.
Wisconsin senior Michelle Mueller is the Big Ten softball
player of the week. The senior third baseman belted
four homers with 18 R-B-I in four Badgers' victories over
North Dakota and Illinois. Mueller hit a grand slam
against the Fighting Sioux. She also homered in three
consecutive plate appearances in a game against Illinois in
which she set a U-W record for the most R-B-I's in a game
with eight. Mueller batted .600 last week, with
an on-base-plus-slugging percentage of