GREEN BAY - Rookie wide receiver Jared Abbrederis confirms he has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. That news put a damper on the high spirits of a crowd of more than 67,000 which showed up for the annual Family Night event.
Abbrederis, the fifth-round draft pick from Wautoma out of the University of Wisconsin, was injured at Wednesday’s practice and is expected to end his season before it got started. The injury is the same one suffered by Bryan Bulaga on Family Night last season. Despite a change in the format of the practice, two Green Bay Packers suffered leg injuries Saturday night – nose tackle B.J. Raji and rookie tight end Colt Lyerla.
Kolten Wong homered and knocked in three runs as the St. Louis Cardinals evened their weekend series with the Brewers by winning 9-7 Saturday night. Wong was a last-minute insertion into the lineup. Right-hander Justin Masterson was a winner in his first start after coming over from Cleveland in a trade. The Cardinals led all the way, battering Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse for a season-high nine runs. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Brewers. They kept fighting back to keep the game close and had the tying run at the plate in the ninth inning. Trevor Rosenthal struck out Carlos Gomez and the newest Brewers, Gerardo Parra, to pick up his 33rd save. John Lackey makes his debut for the Cardinals in today’s rubber game of the series. He will be opposed by Matt Garza.
Necedah driver Johnny Sauter moves into second place in the points standings for the Camping World Truck Series. Sauter finished second in Saturday night’s Pocono Mountains 150 behind Austin Dillon. He switched places with Matt Crafton, who fell to third in the standings. Sauter is seven points behind the Trucks leader, Ryan Blaney.
Sergio Garcia holds on to his three-shot lead at the World Golf Championships in Akron, Ohio. Rory McIlroy is within striking distance in second going into today’s final round. Steve Stricker of Madison shot a two-over-par 72 Saturday to go nine-over for the tournament. He is 23 shots back and tied for 66thplace. At the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada, Geoff Ogilvy has a three-point edge on Jason Allred and second-round leader Nick Watney. The only Wisconsin golfer still competing, Mark Wilson, dropped from 14th to 37th. And, at the PGA Champions Tour 3M Championship in Blaine, Minn., Rhinelander native Dan Forsman is 77th, a dozen shots off the pace going into today’s final round.
--NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL DIVISION
St. Louis 9, Milwaukee 7
Pittsburgh 8, Arizona 3
Miami 2, Cincinnati 1 (10)
--REGIONAL MAJOR LEAGUE ACTION
Detroit 11, Colorado 5
Minnesota 8, Chicago 6
Beloit at Cedar Rapids, ppd
Peoria 9, Wisconsin 3
Lakeshore 7, Kalamazoo 4 (7)
Kalamazoo 1, Lakeshore 0 (7)
La Crosse 6, Madison 1
Wisconsin 4, Kenosha 2
Green Bay 8, Wisconsin Rapids 3
Eau Claire at St. Cloud, ppd