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Brewers 5, Cardinals 4

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W: Todd Coffey (4-1)
L: Jason Motte (3-3)
S: Trevor Hoffman (19)

HR: Mat Gamel (3)

MVP: Todd Coffey (+.200)
LVP: Jeff Suppan (-.281)

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Finally, some clutch hitting.

The Brewers left the bases loaded tonight in the second and seventh innings, scoring another run on a bases loaded walk, but finally came through in the eighth. Tied 4-4 with the bases loaded yet again, Prince Fielder reached on an infield single to deep short, driving in the winning run.

Jeff Suppan was just effective enough to keep the Brewers in the game, allowing four runs on six hits and walking four in 5.2 innings. After his departure, the Brewers got 3.1 scoreless innings from Mitch Stetter, Todd Coffey and Trevor Hoffman. It was Hoffman's first appearance since getting a one pitch save nine days ago. The Cardinals loaded the bases against him in the ninth, but Hoffman held on for his 19th save.

Mike Cameron was on base all night tonight, going 1-for-1 with three walks. The Brewers drew nine walks and were on base 19 times, but managed just five runs. Mat Gamel hit a two-run shot as part of the Brewers' three run fourth inning, which tied the game at four.