WISCONSIN SPORTS BRIEFS: Gomez, Segura make NL All-Star roster
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and shortstop Jean Segura have made the National League All-Star roster.
Gomez and Segura learned about making the roster during a team meeting at Miller Park. The 23-year-old Gomez, who leads the Majors with nine triples, is the youngest Brewer to make the roster since Prince Fielder in 2007. Both players are on the reserves, but an injury to Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki could bump Segura to the starting spot.
Yovani Gallardo picked up his seventh win of the season, as the Brewers edged the New York Mets 7-6 last night. Brewers jumped to a 5-0 lead before allowing two runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Despite allowing a solo home run in the ninth with two outs, Francisco Rodriguez would lock down his eighth save of the season – 302 career saves. All-Star shortstop Jean Segura had 2 RBIs in the game, including a sacrifice fly in the second inning.
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy says he would like to see Brett Favre’s number retired before he enters the Hall of Fame. During a chat session on the team’s website, Murphy says Favre will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer when he is eligible for induction in 2016. Murphy adds that “wounds have healed” and fans should remember the great things Favre did as a Packer.
SCOREBOARDREGIONAL MLB---------Milwaukee 7, New York Mets 6Minnesota 6, Toronto 0Detroit 9, Cleveland 4Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 1Tampa Bay 3, Chicago White Sox 0
MIDWEST LEAGUE------------Burlington 7, Wisconsin 6Bowling Green 1, Lansing 0Quad Cities 5, Kane County 0Peoria 4, Beloit 3Fort Wayne 7, Great Lakes 4West Michigan 4, Lake County 3Dayton 5, South Bend 1Clinton 6, Cedar Rapids 5 (F/11)
NORTHWOODS LEAGUE----------Willmar, Thunder Bay (PPD)Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 5, Madison 5La Crosse 9, Battle Creek 4Mankato 3, St. Cloud 0Duluth 4, Alexandria 1Lakeshore 7, Wisconsin Woodchucks 5Eau Claire 8, Green Bay 4Waterloo 8, Rochester 1