Wednesday Morning Wisconsin Sports Report

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2012 --- 8:05 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin sports news from The Associated Press:

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Rickie Weeks and Aramis Ramirez homered last night in the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-0 win over the Atlanta Braves. Marco Estrada pitched six-plus innings of shutout ball to pick up his third victory of the season. The Brewers reached the .500 mark for the first time since April 24th.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Brewers have reached a deal keeping the Nashville Sounds as their Triple-A affiliate through the 2014 season. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin made the announcement yesterday. Nashville has been Milwaukee's Triple-A affiliate since 2005.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers are hoping for an improved running game tomorrow night against the Chicago Bears. Former Bear Cedric Benson rushed for just 18 yards in Week 1, while quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the Packers' leading rusher with 27 yards. Benson didn't take all the blame, as Green Bay offensive linemen acknowledged that they have to do a better job up front.

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres scored five runs in the fourth inning last night on their way to a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Logan Forsythe hit an RBI double in the frame and Alexi Amarista added a run-scoring triple for the Padres. David Freese hit a solo homer for the Cardinals, who maintained a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers for the NL's second wild-card spot.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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