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W: Wainwright (9-5)
L: Gallardo (8-6)

MVP: Corey Hart (+.075)
LVP: Yovani Gallardo (-.176)

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This was a pretty depressing game all around. Yovani Gallardo had his first rough outing in a while and the offense could never break through against Cardinal pitcher Adam Wainwright. A few "questionable" calls by home plate umpire Bill Hohn (who ejected both Dale Sveum and Willie Randolph) and his moustache didn't help matters either.

Gallardo needed 37 pitched to get through the first inning which included a 3-run home run to Ryan Ludwick. He would give up another solo shot to Colby Rasmus in the fifth. Gallardo walked four, struck out six and needed 102 pitches to get through five innings.

Wainwright fooled the Crew all night. The closest the Brewers got to scoring was in the second inning when they loaded the bases with 1 out. But they were unable to score when Mike Cameron ran into a ball off Jason Kendall's bat and Yovani Gallardo struck out on a phantom swinging strike three. The events of that inning got both Dale Sveum and Willie Randolph tossed. Wainwrght struck out nine Brewers and was two outs away from throwing his first career complete game shut out. Ryan Franklin threw two pitches and got Jason Kendall to groud into a double play to end the game.