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W: Johan Santana (2-1)
L: Carlos Villanueva (1-2)
S: Francisco Rodriguez (3)

MVP: Yovani Gallardo (.353)
LVP: J.J. Hardy (-.189)

Win Expectancy Graph
SBNation Coverage

For 6 1/2 innings, Yovani Gallardo and Johan Santana traded zeroes in a fantastic pitcher's duel. Gallardo pitched six scoreless innings, allowing five hits and striking out seven, but was pulled after throwing 103 pitches. Johan Santana also struck out seven and allowed five hits over seven innings.

Villanueva, apparently removed from the interim closer's role, walked #8 hitter Ramon Castro to lead off the seventh, and gave up an earned run after another hit, an error and a fielder's choice brought the run home.

Offensively, the Brewers were locked down all day. Despite playing scoreless baseball into the seventh inning, they only had a Win Expectancy over 50% one time in the game (Corey Hart's leadoff single in the sixth), and every Brewer hitter had a negative WPA.