MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers beat Saint Louis 5-1 Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park to salvage a victory in their three-game series with the Cardinals. The Brewers scored three times in the fifth to win it, on a two-run single by Jonathan Lucroy and an R-B-I single from Aramis Ramirez - one of his three hits on the afternoon. Wily Peralta improved to 2-0, giving up one run on six hits in six-and-a-third innings. That run was a homer by Allen Craig. Peralta's E-R-A is a stingy 1.96 after an outing in which he struck out three and walked one. Cardinals' starter Joe Kelly took the loss. He's 1-1. Kelly left the game in the fifth after he hurt a hamstring while running to first on a bunt. The Brewers' victory was only the sixth in their last 22 games against the Cardinals. Milwaukee ended a two-game losing streak and improved to 11-4. They're two games ahead of the second-place Cardinals in the National League Central, and will now face a Pirates' team that's third in the division at 7-8. Game one of a four game series at Pittsburgh begins Thursday night. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo will start for the Crew against Pittsburgh right-hander Edinson Volquez.
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