In the National League Central race...
Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 1
Tampa Bay 3, Saint Louis 0
Pittsburgh 6, L-A Dodgers 1
In regional Major League action...
Minnesota 3, Cleveland 1
San Diego 8, Chicago Cubs 3
Detroit 11, Arizona 5
Kansas City 2, Chicago White Sox 1
In the Midwest League...
Wisconsin 8, Lake County 4
Beloit 6, Fort Wayne 1
In the Northwoods League...
No games scheduled, All-Star break
Here are the details:
The Milwaukee Brewers have opened up a two-and-a-half game lead over
both Saint Louis and Pittsburgh in the National League Central
Division. The Brewers completed a three-game sweep of
Cincinnati yesterday, with a 5-to-1 victory at Miller Park. Last
night, the Cardinals lost their second straight game to Tampa Bay at
home, 3-nothing -- and Pittsburgh moved into a tie for second with a
6-1 home victory over the L-A Dodgers. Cincinnati's loss
dropped the fourth-place Reds to five-and-a-half games behind
Milwaukee. Cincy took a 1-nothing lead in the fifth inning on
a sacrifice fly from Billy Hamilton. The Brewers scored two
in the bottom of the fifth and never trailed after that. Ryan
Braun legged out an infield single to drive in the game-winner.
Mark Reynolds homered twice later on. Kyle Lohse got the
win, giving up a run on four hits in six-and-two-thirds innings.
He's now 11-and-4. Mike Leake took the loss, giving up
four runs on 11 hits in six frames. He's 7-and-9. The
Reds have lost six straight for the first time since May of 2011.
The Brewers have a three-game winning streak for the first
time since late June. They're now 4-and-2 after the All-Star
break, and will open a four-game home series tonight against the New
York Mets. Right-hander Matt Garza will face Mets'
right-hander Dillon Gee.
Brewers' second baseman Scooter Gennett could miss a few more games
with tightness in his right quadriceps. He's listed as
day-to-day, after leaving Tuesday night's win over Cincinnati after
four innings. Gennett first noticed the problem last weekend
at Washington. He said he didn't feel the muscle grab him, but
there was enough pain. Gennett said he could not remember any
particular play that caused his trouble. He's been on a
platoon this season with Rickie Weeks, who's starting in his place.
Wisconsin NASCAR truck racer Johnny Sauter finished eighth last
night at the second annual Car-Cash Mud-Summer Classic in Rossburg
Ohio. It was a much better finish than a year ago for Sauter.
The Necedah native wiped out three-fourths of the way through
the inaugural Car-Cash event, which was NASCAR's first dirt track
race in 43 years. Darrell Wallace Junior was last night's
winner. He led for the final 97 laps of the 150-lap contest.
Sauter remains third in the Camping World Truck Series'
season point standings, ten points off the pace. Ryan Blaney
moved into first last night, and Matt Crafton fell to second.
Robbie Ziegler still leads the State Amateur golf tournament,
despite shooting a seven-over-par 77 in his third round yesterday in
Mequon. The U-W Madison assistant men's golf coach thought he
blew the lead he held during the first two rounds -- but only two
players shot plus-two or less, thus letting Ziegler preserve a
three-stroke lead going into today's final round at Ozaukee Country
Club. Ziegler is at four-over-214 through 54 holes. Mitchell
Johnson of Middleton and Tyler Schmude of Horicon are tied for
second at 217. Cousins Zach and Alex Gaugert are tied for
fourth at 218.
Chippewa Falls golfer Thomas Longbella was eliminated yesterday at
the U-S Junior Amateur tournament in Texas. Longbella lost to
Cole Madey of Oregon 3-and-2 in the first Match Play round. Longbella
qualified for the Round-of-64 by placing 28th in stroke play earlier
in the week. Madey will play Will Grimmer of Cincinnati this
morning in the Round-of-32.
Things will heat up at Lambeau Field today, when stockholders of the
Green Bay Packers will get together for their annual meeting. A
number of the 352-thousand share-holders normally tailgate in the
parking lot before the meeting begins. Board members will be
elected, and the team's financial report will be spelled out. General
manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy normally give their
assessments of the upcoming season. They'll also get to see
the newest improvements at Lambeau -- including the relocated Harlan
Plaza and the new Packer Pro Shop. Tomorrow, the players will
start reporting to camp. The first official Training Camp
practice is set for Saturday morning.