Thursday Wisconsin Sports UPDATE

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Houston Astros found out the hard way that you have to throw quality pitches to the middle of Milwaukee's batting order. Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun and Corey Hart each hit a three-run homer, and the Brewers connected five times in all to beat Houston 14-2 last night at Miller Park. Yovani Gallardo pitched seven shutout innings and Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games. The Brewers remained a half-game behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the Central Division race because the Cubs beat the Dodgers last night.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Rookie running back Brandon Jackson says all he wants to do is stay calm between now and Sunday. He wants to be ready to be cool, efficient and successful when he gets his expected starting assignment for the Green Bay Packers in the season opener at Lambeau Field. The second-round draft pick out of Nebraska finds himself in that situation because of injuries to the running backs the Packers expected to have ready to play. That's in the absence of Ahman Green who left in the offseason to take a free-agent deal with Houston.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Wide receiver Donald Driver says he's sprained foot is nothing to worry about. And that's all the Packers star has to say about the aftermath of the injury he suffered in the third preseason game. He practice on a limited basis yesterday, and his availability for Sunday's game is unclear.

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