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Cardinals 7, Brewers 6

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W: Joel Pineiro (14-9)
L: Braden Looper (11-7)
S: Ryan Franklin (36)

HR: Casey McGehee (12), Albert Pujols (42), Matt Holliday (20)

MVP: Casey McGehee (+.282)
LVP: Todd Coffey (-.351)

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The Brewers got a decent start from Braden Looper tonight, probably about what they expect from him: six innings, four earned runs on eight hits, a walk and a strikeout, and a home run allowed to Albert Pujols. It was Looper's 33rd home run allowed, leaving him three short of tying the franchise record.

Meanwhile, Casey McGehee was a one-man offensive show tonight for the Brewers, hitting a three run home run in the first inning and driving in another with a bases loaded single in the sixth. Felipe Lopez, who went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the ninth and Ryan Braun, who went 1-for-3 with a walk, were the only other Brewers to reach base multiple times. J.J. Hardy went 1-for-4 in his return to the majors, and drove in a run on an RBI groundout in the ninth.

Alas, it was all for naught, as Matt Holliday hit a three run home run in the seventh off Todd Coffey (immediately following an intentional walk to Albert Pujols), creating a deficit the Brewers could not overcome.