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In 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.

-5/29-

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.

-5/29-

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.

-5/29-

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.

-5/29- 

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.