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Braun Slams 350th Career HR, Helps Brewers Claim Doubleheader Split

Braun Slams 350th Career HR, Helps Brewers Claim Doubleheader Split

Ryan Braun slammed his 350th career home run, helping the Milwaukee Brewers claim a doubleheader split Wednesday. St. Louis won the first game 4-2 on veteran Adam Wainwright’s complete-game four-hitter.  Braun’s milestone homer was the big blast in a four-run first inning in the nightcap. Milwaukee won that one 6-0 when Brent Suter and three…Read more »

Cambridge Man Charged with Homicide by Drunken Driving

Cambridge Man Charged with Homicide by Drunken Driving

Dane County prosecutors are charging a Cambridge man with homicide by drunken driving.  Authorities say 27-year-old Lonzo Simmons crashed his vehicle while trying to get away from a traffic stop last June in Sun Prairie. The accident took the lives of two passengers and critically injured a third. Following the crash, Simmons’ blood-alcohol content was…Read more »

Big Ten Changes Course, Will Play Fall Football After All

Big Ten Changes Course, Will Play Fall Football After All

Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after the conference announced it would push football and other fall sports to spring because of the pandemic, the conference changed course. The conference plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 24 with an eight-game schedule for…Read more »

Brewers Bats Come to Life in 18-3 Win Over St. Louis

Brewers Bats Come to Life in 18-3 Win Over St. Louis

After scoring 17 runs in the last five games, Brewers hitters pounded St. Louis in an 18-3 win Tuesday night.  Christian Yelich hit his 10th home run and had three hits, while Ryan Braun and Keston Hiura drove in four runs each. Braun, Hiura, and Daniel Vogelbach had homers in the rout which moved Milwaukee…Read more »

Brewers Split Doubleheader with Cardinals Despite Quiet Offense

Brewers Split Doubleheader with Cardinals Despite Quiet Offense

The Milwaukee Brewers split a Monday doubleheader against the Cardinals even though the offense was still absent.  Milwaukee won the first game 2-1, then dropped the nightcap 3-2 – both in extra innings. The day after being no-hit by the Chicago Cubs, Brewers batters managed just eight hits in 17 innings.  They scored two runs…Read more »

Cubs Righty Alec Mills No-Hits Milwaukee 12-0

Cubs Righty Alec Mills No-Hits Milwaukee 12-0

Jace Peterson grounded out to shortstop in the ninth inning, wrapping up a no-hitter for Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills, as the Cubs shut out the Brewers 12-0. It was just the 15th major league start for Mills, who threw 114 pitches while picking up his fifth victory Brewers outfielder Avisail Garcia came to closest…Read more »

Packers Outscore Minnesota in 2020 Season Opener 43-34

Packers Outscore Minnesota in 2020 Season Opener 43-34

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers taught Minnesota’s youthful cornerbacks some lessons in a 43-34 decision Sunday afternoon to open the 2020 NFL season.  Rodgers connected on 32-of-44 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Davante Adams caught two of the scoring passes and tied a franchise record with 14 receptions.  Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen…Read more »

Woodruff (12 K’s) Helps Crew Win with 1 Run

Woodruff (12 K’s) Helps Crew Win with 1 Run

Brandon Woodruff pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, Christian Yelich scored on Ryan Braun’s ninth-inning sacrifice fly,  and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 as they tried to climb back into playoff contention. Woodruff, Devin Williams and Josh Hader (1-1) combined on a two-hitter with 16 strikeouts. Coming off a 19-0 rout of…Read more »

Brewers End 3-Game Losing Streak with a Bang

Brewers End 3-Game Losing Streak with a Bang

The Milwaukee Brewers are taking Thursday off to savor the emphatic end they applied to a modest three-game losing streak. With right-hander Corbin Burnes shutting down Detroit on one hit over seven innings, Milwaukee rolled to a 19-0 victory Wednesday afternoon. The offense featured five home runs, including two by new full-time first baseman Jedd…Read more »