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Brewers 8, Cardinals 4

W: Braden Looper (4-2)
L: Kyle Lohse (3-3)

HR: Mat Gamel (1), Colby Rasmus (3), Skip Schumaker (2)

MVP: Mat Gamel (+.218)
LVP: Corey Hart (-.121)

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Welcome to the big leagues, Mat Gamel.

Gamel's three run shot, his first major league home run, turned a 1-0 Brewer lead into a 4-0 advantage, and the Brewers never looked back. In his first major league start, Gamel went 1-for-3 with a walk and three RBI.

Braden Looper shut the Cardinals down for most of the game, allowing just three runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks over six innings en route to his fourth win. The Cardinals scored four runs in the seventh on a couple of errors and two two-run home runs to make the game interesting, but the Brewers added a run in the eighth on Corey Hart's fielder's choice and the bullpen made the lead stand up.

Prince Fielder was on base five times tonight, going 1-for-1 with four walks. Ryan Braun, Fielder and Mike Cameron, the 3, 4 and 5 hitters in the Brewer lineup, went 3-for-6 with 8 walks.