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WISCONSIN SPORTS BRIEFS: Brewers' slump continues

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MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers have now lost seven straight, falling to the St. Louis Cardinals last night, 10-2.

Adam Wainwright (12-4) surrendered two runs on five hits and struck out five over seven innings for the Cardinals, who have won eight of their last 11 games.  Tony Cruz had two hits and three RBI, Jhonny Peralta posted two hits, two RBI and scored a pair of runs, Matt Carpenter recorded two hits, an RBI and scored two runs and Kolten Wong smacked a two-run homer in the triumph. The Cardinals staked Wainwright to an early healthy cushion after plating three runs in the first, two in the second, another in the third and two more in the fifth.  Jimmy Nelson (1-1) allowed eight runs -- six earned -- on eight hits and two walks over 4 1/3 frames for Milwaukee.  The Brewers got on the board in the home fifth when Lyle Overbay ripped an RBI double to right, but the Cardinals got the run back in the top of the sixth on a Peralta sacrifice fly. Carpenter looped an RBI single in the seventh before Khris Davis' run-scoring base hit in the home half cut the gap to 10-2. 

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With the loss, the Brewers are now in a tie with Saint Louis for the NL Central Division and Cincinnati is now a game-and-a-half back. Wily Peralta will start in the series finale this afternoon.

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Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is on bereavement leave from the team after his nine-month-old son passed away in the Dominican Republic. Manager Ron Roenicke says the team received word of the child’s death, following Friday’s loss to the Cardinals. Roenicke spoke to the media yesterday, saying Segura’s son, Janniel, was very sick but showed signs that he was getting better.

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Wisconsin native Steve Stricker is in second place at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois. He is one-shot back (16-under) from leader Brian Harman (17-under), entering today’s final round. Stricker shot an impressive six-under (65) in yesterday’s third-round.

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Gary “The Glove” Payton, a long-time friend of Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, could be in the running to join the Bucks staff. Payton has been to the team’s practices this week. When asked about the possibility of Payton coming aboard the coaching staff, Kidd says his experience for the “young kids” would help. Payton, considered one of the best defensive players of all-time, was a second-overall pick in the 1990 draft. He won an NBA defensive player of the year award in 1996 with the Seattle Supersonics and won a title with the Miami Heat in 2006.

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SCOREBOARD

MLB

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REGIONAL ACTION

St. Louis 10, Milwaukee 2

Minnesota 9, Colorado 3

Detroit 5, Kansas City 1

Chi. White Sox 6, Cleveland 2

Atlanta 11, Chi. Cubs 6

Midwest League

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Beloit 7, Kane County 0

Wisconsin 9, Quad Cities 8

Northwood League

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Mankato 8, Eau Claire 4

Madison 10, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 7

Lakeshore 6, Green Bay 5

Battle Creek 18, Wisconsin Woodchucks 6

Kenosha 13, La Crosse 9

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