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WASHINGTON D.C. - Former UW-Stevens Point star Jordan Zimmermann earned his National League-leading 12th win of the year last night, as the Washington Nationals pounded the Milwaukee Brewers 10-5. It was the Crew’s sixth straight loss. Zimmermann did not have the best of nights, giving up four runs on nine hits in six innings with five strikeouts.
LOS ANGELES -- The Minnesota Lynx are in Los Angeles where they will battle the Sparks tonight at Staples Center. The Lynx crushed LA 88-64 on Friday at the Target Center. Minnesota leads the Western Conference at 7-2. LA sits at 5-4. Tip time is 9:30 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS -- New York's Robinson Cano went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBIs to lead the Yankees in a 10-4 beating of the MInnesota Twins at Target Field. Zoilo Almonte finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs for New York, which snapped a streak of 47 straight games without scoring in double-digits. Andy Pettitte allowed four runs over five innings in the start while Joba Chamberlain recorded the win in relief.
Hager City's three-game St. Croix Valley League winning streak was ended at Plum City Sunday by a 3-2 score. The Skeeters out-hit the Blues by a 9-4 margin but also stranded nine base runners as well. Winning pitcher Tony Garner struck out 11 HC batters and only walked two. Also in league play last weekend, Bay City's losing streak continued as they fell to Menomonie Saturday 9-1 and New Richmond Sunday 3-0. Both games were at Hortenbach Park. Elmwood, meanwhile, traveled north and split a pair of ballgames, losing to Oscoela Saturday but beating St.
CHICAGO - British Petroleum has agreed to pay a $7-million settlement to resolve a class-action lawsuit filed in four states, including Wisconsin. The lawsuit stems from the recall of 4.7 million gallons of tainted gasoline at 575 stations and retailers in 2012.
ELLSWORTH - The Ellsworth Hubbers baseball team bounced back quickly from a tough loss to Prescott Wednesday by beating St. Croix Falls Saturday evening 16-9 at Young Field. The Hubbers' third baseman Scott DeWyre went 3-for-5 from the plate with a double and a team-leading six RBIs. Cody Holden hit a solo home run and first baseman Jeremiah Paulson belted a two-run homer. Holden pitched six innings to get the win. Teammate Lance Murphy came on in relief to pitch the final three innings. The Hubs' are 7-3 in the St.
In the Northwoods League, both divisional titles are up for grabs as the final week of the season’s first half begins. The Madison Mallards moved into first place in the South Division over the weekend – and three other teams still have a shot at winning the crown. The Lakeshore Chinooks, owned by a group that includes Brewers’ Hall-of-Famer Robin Yount, is in second place at a half-game back.
VIRGINIA, Minn. -- Saint Louis County authorities are looking for the driver in a one-vehicle crash near Virginia that injured a passenger and killed a dog. Twenty-eight-year-old Aaron Ross of Virginia was hurt in the rollover accident early Saturday and remains hospitalized in stable condition. His dog died of injuries suffered in the crash.
MILWAUKEE - Former Milwaukee Archbishop Tim Dolan got permission from the Vatican to move $57-million dollars from a cemetery fund to a trust account allegedly related to the church’s bankruptcy. A letter from Dolan, and the Vatican’s response, were among thousands of pages of documents released by the archdiocese this afternoon.
MERRILL - New charges are being considered against a Lincoln County Jail inmate who allegedly attacked three correctional officers. The incident was reported yesterday morning at the jail in Merrill. Officers were called to the cell-block after learning that a 28-year-old Waupun man had a seizure. They were attending to him when the inmate reportedly jumped up and struck a female jailor.