MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers almost came back from a 7-0 deficit on Wednesday afternoon, but they fell short and lost to the Saint Louis Cardinals 8-6 at Miller Park. The Brewers blew a chance to win their first series over the Redbirds in four tries this season, as Milwaukee fell to 3-10 against Saint Louis on the year. The Cards blew the game open with six runs in the second-inning, highlighted by a two-run double from starter Jake Westbrook and homers by Carlos Beltran and Allen Craig. Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run blast in the third to make it a 7-3 game. The Brewers cut the margin to two in the fifth on R-B-I singles from Juan Francisco and Sean Halton. Each team had a solo homer in the ninth – Matt Holliday for the Cards and Logan Schafer for the Crew. The Brewers lost despite out-hitting the Cardinals 14-12. Milwaukee’s Khris Davis and the Cardinals’ Shane Robinson each had three singles. Davis now has an eight-game hitting streak. Kevin Siegrist got the win in relief. Edward Mujica went an inning-and-a-third for his 33rd save. Tom Gorzelanny took the loss for Milwaukee, giving up seven runs on 10 hits in three-and-two-thirds innings. He’s now 3-\5. The Brewers have been adept at losing series’ finales, falling to 8-32 in that department this year. They’re also 13-29 in day games. Milwaukee is off today, and will open a series at Cincinnati Friday night.
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