ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jeff Bianchi drove in two runs with a 10th-inning single up the middle, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 last night. Joe Kelly allowed runs for the first time in five appearances and took the loss. He allowed two hits and a walk in one inning for the Cardinals, who fell to 0-3 in extra-inning games this season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - David Ortiz homered twice and drove in six runs to torment his former team once again, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 12-5 victory at the Minnesota Twins last night. Scott Diamond gave up six runs on eight hits and walked three over four and one third innings for the Twins, who sit at the bottom of the AL Central.
CHICAGO (AP) - Damien Brunner and Brendan Smith scored in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings trounced the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 yesterday in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series. Chicago will try to break the tie in the series in Game 3 at Detroit on Monday.
CONCORD, North Carolina (AP) - Jimmie Johnson became the first 4-time winner of NASCAR's annual All-Star race, taking out yesterday's event to break a tie with the late Dale Earnhardt and teammate Jeff Gordon. It was fitting that he did it at North Carolina's Charlotte Motor Speedway. That's a track where Johnson has dominated since his 2002 rookie season.
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