PITTSBURGH (AP) - Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night. Lohse (3-1) improved to 11-2 in his career against the Pirates, allowing one earned run in a win against them for the second time in six days. Gomez homered deep to center to lead off the fifth and added an RBI single an inning later as the Brewers rallied from two runs down.
ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) - The workers manning the McDonald's drive-through window in Ashland were enough to make your jaw drop. Green Bay Packers Mason Crosby and Brad Jones took turns at the window handing burgers and fries to stunned customers Thursday. They also joined other Packers personnel making coffee, flipping burgers and taking orders at the counter. The Packers are on their annual tailgate tour and had a stop scheduled at Ashland schools, which were closed because of the snowstorm this week. So they headed for McDonalds and Subway.
DENVER (AP) - The Minnesota Wild are down 1-0 in the best-of-seven series that resumes Saturday against the Colorado Avalanche. The Wild lost Game 1 5-4 in overtime after Paul Stastny tied the game with 13.4 seconds left and then scored the OT winner.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jason Vargas pitched seven shutdown innings, Mike Moustakas cracked a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals romped to a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Ricky Nolasco (1-2) gave up five runs on 11 hits in 5 2-3 innings for the Twins.
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