MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers were held to just three hits for the second game in a row in losing 6-1 to Saint Louis Tuesday night at Miller Park. Aramis Ramirez homered for Milwaukee's only run of the series so far, after the Redbirds blanked them in the opener on Monday night. Ryan Braun and Scooter Gennett had the Brewers' only other hits - both singles. Milwaukee did not have an at-bat with a runner in scoring position. The Cardinals have won four straight overall, and they're 16-5 against the Brewers since the start of last season. Last night was Ron Roenicke's 500th game as the Brewers' manager - and he spent it denying that the Cardinals have gotten into his team's heads. Shelby Miller got the win, striking out seven in six innings. He's now 1-2 for the year, and 4-0 lifetime against Milwaukee. Madison native Pat Neshek threw a perfect inning of relief for the Cards. Marco Estrada went six frames for the Crew, giving up three runs on five hits. The loss drops him to 1-1 on the season, and 0-5 lifetime against the Cardinals. Jhonny Peralta belted a two-run homer. Mark Ellis, fresh off the disabled list with knee tendinitis, drove in two runs as Saint Louis improved to 9-5, a game behind the 10-4 Brewers. Milwaukee will try to avoid being swept when they close out their series this afternoon at Miller Park. Right-hander Wily Peralta will face Cardinals' right-hander Joe Kelly. Pregame coverage on WHBL begins this morning at 11:35.
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