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Brewers 8 Game Streak Over. Twins, Vikes, Pack in Action this Weekend

Friday, August 15th, 2008 at 5:29 am

The Brewers eight game win streak came to an end Thursday. The Padres are able to avoid the series sweep, winning 3-2. It was a heavyweight pitchers matchup between Ben Sheets and Jake Peavy, but in the end Peavy came out on top. The Padres scored all three runs in the seventh and hung on for the win. The loss is the first for Milwaukee since August 4th. The Brew Crew looks to get back on track tonight against the Dodgers on the road

Twins will have payback on their minds tonight when they host the Mariners at the Metrodome. Minnesota lost a pair of heart-breakers against Seattle earlier this month at Safeco field. The M’s come into tonight’s game with the worst record in the American League and second worst in all of baseball, only in front of the Washington Nationals. The twins send Francisco Liriano to the hill. He is 2-0 since coming up from the minors. He’ll face Carlos Silva who is 1-3 in his last four starts. Hear tonight’s game on cool country 100.9 WCMP FM starting with the pregame at 6:40 p.m.

Sirius NFL Radio reports that Vikings starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie is likely to be suspended four games for violating the leagues personal conduct policy. McKinnie faces four charges in a February fight at a Miami night club. A spokesperson with the NFL calls Sirius Radio’s report “speculation” and says no announcement on McKinnie’s status is available.

The purple will be on the field this weekend. The Vikings hit the road Saturday to take on Baltimore. Hear the game on Cool Country 100.9 WCMP -FM, kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. The Packers are also in action Saturday. They are in San Francisco to take on the 49ers, gametime is at 8 p.m. Hear the game live on 105.7 WXCX.

OLYMPICS

Michael Phelps grabs gold medal and world record number six in the 200 IM and gymnist Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson win the gold and silver in the womens all around gymnastics finals.

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