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W: Adam Wainwright (18-7)
L: Jeff Suppan (6-9)

HR: Felipe Lopez (9) Albert Pujols 2 (47)

MVP: Jody Gerut (+.028)
LVP: Jeff Suppan (-.140)

Win Expectancy Graph
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Maybe the whole "no TV" thing wasn't as bad as we thought. Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals shut down the Brewers today, finishing off a 1-5 homestand for the Crew.

Meanwhile, Jeff Suppan was Jeff Suppan, allowing nine baserunners and four earned runs in five innings of work and pushing his season ERA back over 5.00. Albert Pujols hit a two run shot off of him in the fifth inning, then hit another solo shot off of Chris Narveson in the seventh. Narveson saved the bullpen by pitching three innings in relief and allowing just two hits, including Pujols' home run.

Three of the Brewers' six hits went for extra bases, including two doubles, one of which was immediately negated when Craig Counsell was thrown out trying to extend his to a triple in the first inning. Felipe Lopez hit a solo home run in the eighth to break the shutout. Of the eleven Brewers who came to the plate in the game, only Jody Gerut (1-for-3 with a walk) had a positive WPA contribution. Chris Smith, who pitched a scoreless ninth, was the only other Brewer in positive numbers, at +.004.