WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Reds beat Brewers 6-2
CINCINNATI - Solo homers by Aramis Ramirez and Mark Reynolds were not enough, as the Brewers fell to the Cincinnati Reds last night, 6-2.
Milwaukee managed only three hits against Reds’ pitcher Johnny Cueto, who also recorded 10 strikeouts in 8 innings of work. The loss closes the Brewers’ NL Central lead to six games although the Brewers still have the best record in baseball at 21-10 and St. Louis is second in the NL Central at 15-16. The series wraps up tonight with Kyle Lohse (4-1) on the mound.
Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Team officials say Braun is suffering with a right oblique strain since April 27. Braun and the team are hopeful for a return to the lineup by May 12. Taking his place on the roster, the Brewers reinstated outfielder Logan Schafer from the 15-day DL (strained hamstring). In 22 games, Braun is hitting .318 with six home runs and 18 RBIs. The Brewers will be at home for their next three series vs. Arizona, the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh.
Wisconsin’s Matt Kenseth will have his work cut out for him in today’s Sprint Cup race. Kenseth qualified for the 21th spot yesterday, posing a time of 193.458. Brian Scott won the pole with a 198.290 time. Other notables include Danica Patrick in 7th,and overall points leader Jeff Gordon in 11th. The Aaron’s 499 gets underway today.
The University of Wisconsin softball team was held to just two hits in 10-1 loss to No. 6 ranked Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Saturday. The Wolverines, by contrast, had 13 hits in the ballgame. UW won on Friday so the series will be decided with today’s game, which will be the final regular season game for both clubs, starting at noon. The Big Ten Tournament is next weekend in Evanston, Ill. UW comes in as the defending champion.
The No. 18 ranked University of Wisconsin men’s track and field team won a dual meet against Missouri Saturday 92-90 in Columbia, Mo. Wisconsin won nine events led by Babatunde Awosika’s wins in the 200 and 400-meter dashes along with wins in the 400 and 1600-meter relays. Japeth Cato won the pole vault and the long jump for the Badgers. The UW women’s track team lost to the Tigers 99-79 despite winning the 1600-meter relay.
Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 2
Minnesota 6, Baltimore 1
Detroit 9, Kansas City 2
Cleveland 2, Chi. White Sox 0
Chi. Cubs 3, St. Louis 0
Clinton 16, Wisconsin 13
Beloit 5, Quad Cities 3