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Sale pitches White Sox past Royals 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) – Chris Sale pitched seven effective innings in his first outing since the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two RBIs and scored a run to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Sale (9-1) wasn’t at his best, allowing seven hits and More >

Hunter, Jackson power Tigers past D-Backs 4-3

PHOENIX (AP) – Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit’s career strikeout list and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night. Miguel Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with a booming single just below the home More >

Peralta sharp, Brewers beat sloppy Reds 5-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee scored three runs on two misjudged balls in the outfield by Chris Heisey, and Wily Peralta pitched seven strong innings in the Brewers’ 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Ryan Braun hit a two-run double in the third on which Heisey took a couple of steps in before retreating More >

RHP Jeremy Jeffress returns to Brewers in ‘pen

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have called up right-hander Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Nashville to give the bullpen a boost. Jeffress joined the team before Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. He was 4-1 with a 1.51 ERA and five saves in the minors. The 26-year-old Jeffress has returned to a team that drafted him More >

Willingham’s homer powers Twins past Indians 4-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Josh Willingham’s tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Kurt Suzuki had a two-run double among his three hits, Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI double and the Twins beat the Indians at home for the first time More >

Timberwolves agree to terms with Hummel

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Robbie Hummel. Hummel’s agency, Priority Sports, announced the agreement on Monday night. He averaged 3.4 points in just over 12 minutes per game as a rookie last season. Bringing Hummel back gives president and coach Flip Saunders a shooter off More >

Supreme Court sides with railroad in collision

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has sided with a railroad company in a case involving a train that hit a minivan that was stuck on the tracks during a parade. The court ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by a couple whose van was struck by a freight train in the suburban Milwaukee More >

Wisconsin Supreme Court reverses rape ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court says evidence showing that a man convicted of raping a woman had a prior sexual relationship with her was properly excluded at trial. The court on Tuesday reversed a state appeals court ruling that found in favor of Muhammad Sarfraz of Milwaukee. The Supreme Court sent the case More >

Hulsey raises just $2,500 in race for governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Longshot Democratic candidate for governor Brett Hulsey raised just shy of $2,500 over the first six months of the year. The state representative from Madison reported late Monday that he also had just $950 cash on hand as of July. Hulsey will face former Trek Bicycles executive Mary Burke in the Aug. More >

Menards, former executive reach legal settlement

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – Court records and attorneys say the Menards home improvement company has settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former executive. Attorneys representing Menards and Dawn Sands say they are prohibited from commenting on the settlement, which averts a lengthy civil trial. Court documents say Sands was general counsel for Menards More >