WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Big eighth inning lead Brewers to win
LOS ANGELES - The Milwaukee Brewers’ bats exploded for five runs in the eighth inning for a come-from-behind 6-3 win at Los Angeles.
A three-run pinch-hit double by Lyle Overbay was the big hit in the game-deciding rally. Milwaukee was trailing 2-1 going into that inning. The Brewers scored all five runs off a former teammate, Jamey Wright. Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez singled to set up Scott Gennett’s run-scoring hit. Khris Davis drove in another run, then Overbay cleared the bases three hitters later. Another former Brewer had handcuffed Milwaukee hitters through five innings, but Zack Greinke was having control problems. The Dodgers ran wild on the bases, stealing four. Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Brandon Kintzler picked up his second win for Milwaukee. Jonathan Lucroy, Ramirez and Gennett all had two hits. It gets even tougher today as Milwaukee faces All-Star lefthander Clayton Kershaw. He is 14-and-2 with a 1.78 ERA. The Brewers will counter with Yovani Gallardo. He is 7-and-6 with a 3.44 ERA.
Admission is free for UW Football Family Fun Day at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison today. Activities start at 5 p.m. with parking available in Lots 16 and 17. As the University of Wisconsin football team moves closer to the season opener in Houston against the LSU Tigers, some of the position battles are starting to become clearer. Senior wide receiver Kenzel Doe looks like he will be taking care of kickoff and punt returns. The 5-foot-8, 176-pounder will also get some playing time on offense. He will likely be paired with A.J. Jordan in the deep position to receive kickoffs. Doe tied for the Big Ten Conference lead last season, averaging 26.5 yards per return. He averaged 7.2 yards on punt returns.
The St. Louis Rams will challenge the Green Bay defense with what could be a pretty strong running game this season. They ran for 150 yards in the preseason opener. Kick-off is 3 p.m. from the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The Packers had an uneven performance defending the run in their first contest. Old friends will be opposing each other in the middle of the two lines. Former Packer Scott Wells is expected to get a few snaps at center for St. Louis. He’ll line up against B.J. Raji.
Paul Menard has the best starting position for a Wisconsin driver in tomorrow’s Pure Michigan 400. He qualified seventh. Jeff Gordon takes the pole position. Matt Kenseth is third in the points race coming into this Sprint Cup competition. He will start 18th, four slots behind Beloit-born racer Danica Patrick. Travis Kvapil will start 38th.
Pewaukee’s Mark Wilson made the cut by a single shot at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. Wilson shot a three-under-par 67 Friday and is two-under going into today’s third round. He is tied for 61st, eight shots behind co-leaders Heath Slocumb and Scott Langley. They are at minus-10, good for a one-shot lead over four competitors tied for third.
--NL CENTRAL DIVISION
Milwaukee 6, Los Angeles 3
Cincinnati 3, Colorado 2
St. Louis 4, San Diego 2
New York 3, Chicago 2
Washington 5, Pittsburgh 4
Chicago 11, Toronto 5
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 5
Seattle 7, Detroit 2
Beloit 4, Clinton 3
Kane County 7, Wisconsin 2
(The Summer Collegiate World Series)
Lakeshore 3, Mankato 0 (Lakeshore wins series 2-0)