WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUNDUP: Brewers complete West Coast road trip at 6-1 thanks to sweep in Colorado
DENVER -- The Milwaukee Brewers completed their first sweep at Colorado in ten years, with a 6-to-5 victory over the Rockies yesterday. It was Ron Roenicke's 300th win as a Major League manager, all with Milwaukee in the past four seasons. The Brewers are now a season-high 47-and-30 with the Majors' second-best record, trailing Oakland by a half-game. The Crew also remains five-and-a-half games ahead of second-place Saint Louis in the National League Central Division. Colorado's Corey Dickerson tripled to lead off the ninth inning, but he fell after rounding third base on a throwing miscue and was tagged out. Wilin Rosario then homered with what could have been the tying run but wasn't. All that came off Francisco Rodriguez, who still managed to get his Major League-leading 25th save. Kyle Lohse got the win, despite giving up three runs in five innings. He's 9-and-3 overall, and 6-and-1 on the road. Tyler Matzek took the loss in his third big league start, giving up five runs in five-and-a-third frames. He's now 1-and-2. Lyle Overbay hit his 150th career homer. Aramis Ramirez belted a two-run shot which also scored Carlos Gomez, who continued his Major League-leading on-base streak at 35 games. Rosario fell a triple short of the cycle for Colorado, which has now lost six straight. The Brewers completed a 6-and-1 road trip, and will host N-L-East-leading Washington tonight. Right-hander Matt Garza faces Nationals' southpaw Gio Gonzalez.
Wisconsin NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth escaped injury, after his car took a hard hit from Dale Earnhardt Junior during yesterday's Toyota/Save Mart-350 in Sonoma California. It happened on the 74th of 110 laps of the Sonoma road course, when Kenseth -- a Cambridge native -- was running in the middle of the pack. Earnhardt took responsibility, saying he came off a curb and slammed into Kenseth, whose car veered off the track and struck a tire barrier. Kenseth did not finish the Sonoma road course for the first time in 15 races there. The 2003 champion of NASCAR's top series never had a Top-Ten finish on the California road course. He placed 42nd yesterday, but he remains fourth in the Sprint Cup season point standings -- 65 points behind series leader Jeff Gordon, who placed second. Paul Menard of Eau Claire took fifth, and he rose one spot for the year to 12th as he contends for his first Chase title series in the fall. Beloit-born Danica Patrick placed 18th. She remains 28th in the standings. Carl Edwards won his first career road event.
Bucks' scouting director Billy McKinney says it would "take a lot" to convince Milwaukee to give up its Number-two selection. The Bucks expect trade offers in the days leading up to Thursday night's N-B-A Draft. Kansas center Joel Embiid is out of the picture, after he had surgery on his right foot on Friday. But barring a last-second deal, Milwaukee is virtually certain to get Andrew Wiggins of Kansas or Jabari Parker of Duke at Number-two. Australian point guard Dante Exum also remains a possibility. Bucks' G-M John Hammond has had four lottery picks since coming to Milwaukee in 2008. It remains possible that the Bucks could deal away their three second-round picks as a package, to try and move up and get an additional pick late in Round-One. McKinney says they've looked at every possible scenario, and the Bucks will continue to make calls this week to see if there's chance of improving their draft lot.
Madison golfer Jerry Kelly finished in a tie for 31st at the P-G-A's Travelers Championship. Kelly shot a three-under-par 67 in his final round yesterday at T-P-C River Highlands in Cromwell Connecticut. He ended up at six-under-par 274 -- nine strokes behind the winner, Kevin Streelman.
On the P-G-A Champions Tour, Rhinelander native Dan Forsman tied for 33rd at the Encompass Championship near Chicago. Forsman shot a three-under-par 69 in his third and final round yesterday at North Shore Country Club in Glenview Illinois. He finished at five-under-211. Tom Lehman was the winner at 15-under-201.