Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Shaun Marcum pitches winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson wipes his face after giving up a two-run home run to Milwaukee Brewers' Corey Hart in the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Casey McGehee's double snapped a 10th-inning tie and the Milwaukee Brewers won for the 12th time in 13 games, dealing another blow to their closest pursuers in the NL Central with a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
The Brewers' 3-4-5 hitters had been 0 for 12 before extra innings when Prince Fielder singled to put runners at the corners ahead of McGehee's double off Octavio Dotel (0-1). Yuniesky Betancourt added a sacrifice fly and John Axford finished for his 30th straight save and 33rd in 35 chances overall.
David Freese had an RBI single in his first game back from a concussion sustained from a beanball last Thursday for the Cardinals, who fell four games back after the opener of a three-game series.
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