St. Louis at Milwaukee

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Brewers 9, Cardinals 6

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MILWAUKEE -- Struggling to get his 18th win, Chris Capuano found a way to get his most important out.

Facing Mark Grudzielanek with two runners on and two outs in the sixth inning, he induced an inning-ending groundout that preserved a tie.

Lyle Overbay hit a tiebreaking double in the bottom half, and the Milwaukee Brewers sent Chris Carpenter to his first loss in more than three months, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 Friday night.

"I didn't pitch very well tonight, but my teammates really picked me up", Capuano said. "I can't feel bad because we won. But I know I have to pitch better next time out."

Capuano (18-10) won despite a career-high eight walks. He allowed six runs and six hits in six innings, becoming the first Brewers pitcher with 18 victories since Teddy Higuera in 1987.

Before Capuano pitched to Grudzielanek, Brewers manager Ned Yost went to the mound to give Capuano a pep talk.

"I told him I didn't want to take him out of the game," Yost said. "I wanted to give him an opportunity to get through the inning so we could score some runs for him and get him his 18th win. I told him to get after him and be aggressive."

Yost said that if Capuano wins Wednesday against Cincinnati, he would start the Brewers' final game of the season on three days' rest. The last Brewers pitcher to win 20 games was Higuera in 1986.

"I'm not even thinking about it," Capuano said. "I just have to go out and throw strikes against Cincinnati."

Matt Wise followed with two scoreless innings, and Derrick Turnbow finished for his 34th save in 38 chances.

Bill Hall had four hits and two RBI and Overbay hit two doubles and drove in two runs as the Brewers overcame a four-run deficit.

Carpenter (21-5) gave up a season-high nine runs and 12 hits in 5 1/3 innings -- the most runs off him since he allowed nine at Baltimore on July 1, 2000. He had won 13 straight decisions since losing to Boston on June 8.

"I made some bad pitches and even the good ones got hit," Carpenter said. "No matter what you say about it, it's unacceptable."

St. Louis had won nine straight at Milwaukee since losing on Sept. 21 last year.

So Taguchi's sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded walk to Grudzielanek -- Capuano's third walk of the inning - put St. Louis ahead 2-0 in the third, but Capuano's two-run single tied the score in the fourth.

St. Louis went ahead 6-2 in the fifth on Grudzielanek's two-run single and Hector Luna's two-run double, but Milwaukee tied the score in the bottom half on Carlos Lee's sacrifice fly, Geoff Jenkins' RBI double, Hall's run-scoring triple and Weeks' RBI grounder.

Notes

Miller left after the sixth inning with soreness in a knee. ... Capuano has nine RBI this season, a Brewers record for a pitcher. It was his third two-RBI game this season.

 
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Milwaukee

L. Overbay
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
Milwaukee

B. Hall
AB 4
R 2
H 4
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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St. Louis Cardinals
David Eckstein, SS3220200 .292
    Tyler Johnson, P0000000 .000
So Taguchi, CF4001013 .289
    Scott Seabol, 3B0000000 .216
Albert Pujols, 1B4110111 .335
Reggie Sanders, LF1100301 .263
    Cal Eldred, P0000000 .000
    Adam Wainwright, P0000000 .000
    Skip Schumaker, CF1000000 .235
Mark Grudzielanek, 2B4113112 .294
Hector Luna, RF4012013 .268
Yadier Molina, C4000001 .258
Abraham Nunez, 3B-SS3110110 .288
Chris Carpenter, P2000002 .040
    John Rodriguez, LF1000010 .294
Totals316668613 
Batting
2B - Hector Luna (8, Capuano)
SF - So Taguchi (2)
SH - Chris Carpenter (10)
RBI - So Taguchi (50), Mark Grudzielanek 3 (56), Hector Luna 2 (16)
2-OUT RBI - Mark Grudzielanek (18)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Molina-Grudzielanek
St. Louis Cardinals
Chris Carpenter (L,21-5) 5.11299340 2.71
Cal Eldred 0.2100110 2.04
Adam Wainwright 1000000 13.50
Tyler Johnson 1100010 0.00
IBB - Jenkins by Cal Eldred
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Carpenter 106-67, Cal Eldred 17-8, Adam Wainwright 13-10, Tyler Johnson 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Carpenter 7-4
Batters Faced - Chris Carpenter 30, Cal Eldred 4, Adam Wainwright 3, Tyler Johnson 4
Milwaukee Brewers
Brady Clark, CF4110002 .307
J.J. Hardy, SS4220121 .241
Lyle Overbay, 1B5232002 .278
Carlos Lee, LF3001102 .268
    Derrick Turnbow, P0000000 .000
Geoff Jenkins, RF4111113 .286
Bill Hall, 3B-2B4242000 .283
Rickie Weeks, 2B4111022 .244
    Matt Wise, P00000001.000
    Nelson Cruz, LF0000000 .000
Damian Miller, C2000110 .263
    Chad Moeller, C1000000 .208
Chris Capuano, P2022000 .176
   a- Jeff Cirillo, PH-3B2000000 .291
Totals3591494612 
a-grounded out for Capuano in the 6th
Batting
2B - J.J. Hardy (22, Carpenter), Lyle Overbay 2 (32, Carpenter, Carpenter), Geoff Jenkins (39, Carpenter), Chris Capuano (3, Carpenter)
3B - Bill Hall (4, Carpenter)
SF - Carlos Lee (9)
SH - Brady Clark (8)
RBI - Lyle Overbay 2 (72), Carlos Lee (110), Geoff Jenkins (81), Bill Hall 2 (59), Rickie Weeks (41), Chris Capuano 2 (9)
2-OUT RBI - Bill Hall (18), Chris Capuano 2 (4)
CS - Bill Hall (5, 2nd base by Carpenter/Molina)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - Rickie Weeks (20, Wild throw)
Milwaukee Brewers
Chris Capuano (W,18-10) 6666830 3.80
Matt Wise (H,10) 2000030 3.25
Derrick Turnbow (S,34) 1000000 1.71
IBB - Pujols by Chris Capuano, by Nunez
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 115-64, Matt Wise 20-16, Derrick Turnbow 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 7-8, Matt Wise 2-1, Derrick Turnbow 1-2
Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 32, Matt Wise 6, Derrick Turnbow 3
Game Information
Attendance - 22472
Game Time - 2:58
Temperature - 59
Umpires - Home - Tim Welke, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Brian O'Nora