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MLB notebook: Brewers ace Gallardo arrested for DUI |

MLB notebook: Brewers ace Gallardo arrested for DUI

| Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:54 p.m

Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested on a drunken-driving charge Tuesday after authorities say he was driving on a city highway with a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.

Deputies responded about 2 a.m. to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver, Milwaukee County sheriff’s spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin said. She said a caller reported seeing a driver repeatedly swerving between lanes, and deputies spotted Gallardo driving alone at 40 mph in a 55-mph zone.

The arrest report says Gallardo had red glassy eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol, and that he failed field-sobriety tests.

Authorities say a breath test revealed a blood-alcohol level of 0.22, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08.

Gallardo spoke to reporters at Miller Park on Tuesday.

“You obviously know why I’m here,” Gallardo said. “What happened last night, I made a bad decision. I made a mistake and I’m sure I lost a lot of respect from the fans and I just want to apologize to the fans, my teammates, my family.”

Yanks salute Boston with Fenway song

The Yankees paid tribute to Boston by playing the Fenway Park traditional song, “Sweet Caroline,” following the third inning of Tuesday’s game at Yankee Stadium.

Before the song, the Yankees had a moment of silence to honor the victims of the explosions during Monday’s Boston Marathon.

Red Sox closer Hanrahan put on DL

The Red Sox placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right hamstring.

Andrew Bailey will serve as the team’s closer.

Hanrahan, acquired from the Pirates in the offseason, is 0-1 with three saves and an 11.57 ERA in six appearances.

Arizona 2B Hill out 4 to 6 weeks

Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is expected to miss from four to six weeks because of a broken left hand.

Hill was hit in the hand by a pitch from Pittsburgh’s James McDonald a week ago.

Indians’ Bourn set to go on disabled list

Indians center fielder Michael Bourn will be placed on the 15-day disabled list in the coming days as he recovers from a cut finger.

Bourn needed five stitches to close a gash sustained when dived into first on Sunday. He will miss more than a week once he goes on the DL.

Extra bases

Rockies owner Dick Monfort was among the grounds crew shoveling snow in the hope his team would squeeze in a doubleheader against the Mets. … The Mariners and DIRECTV Sports Networks announced a partnership in a new regional sports network where the franchise will be the majority stakeholder in the operation. … The Cubs activated second baseman Darwin Barney from the 15-day disabled list.

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