HOUSTON (AP) - Rickie Weeks and Aramis Ramirez homered last night to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros. John Axford earned the win in relief, and Francisco Rodriguez picked up career save No. 299. Houston's Erik Bedard pitched seven-plus strong innings before reliever Hector Ambriz gave up a two-run shot to Weeks.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Free agent and former Green Bay linebacker Desmond Bishop has visited the Minnesota Vikings. Defensive coordinator Alan Williams said yesterday that Bishop went through a "good workout" with team officials. The Packers released Bishop on Monday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jake Westbrook pitched seven innings of 2-hit ball last night to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs 4-1. Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Allen Craig added an RBI single for the Cardinals. Cubs starter Edwin Jackson took the loss after giving up four runs in five-plus innings.
BOSTON (AP) - Brent Seabrook's overtime goal lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-5 win over the Boston Bruins last night and evened the Stanley Cup finals at 2-2. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Marcus Kruger each added a goal in the second period for the Blackhawks. Boston's Johnny Boychuk netted the game-tying goal in the third period. Game 5 of the best-of-7 series is Saturday night.
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