W: Chris Capuano (3-3)
L: Jaime Garcia (13-7)
HR: Ryan Braun (20), Albert Pujols (36)
MVP: Ryan Braun (+.253)
LVP: Lorenzo Cain (-.046)
Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting
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You're welcome, Reds.
A week after losing three straight to the Reds and helping them build an eight game lead in the Central, the Brewers took two of three from the Cardinals.
Tonight, it was Chris Capuano shutting down St. Louis, allowing a solo home run but little else over seven innings, needing just 83 pitches (a season high), striking out two and walking none, and picking up his third win of his bounce back season.
At the plate, Ryan Braun was the hero, going 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI. The HR gave him 20 on the season, making this just the fourth Brewer team in history with five players with 20.
With the win, the Brewers win the season series with the Cardinals 8-7. They've tied or won the season series against St. Louis each of the last three seasons.