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Brewers drop two straight to St. Louis

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WSAU-TSN) - Shelby Miller pitched six solid innings and the St. Louis Cardinals took a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the second of a three-game set.

Miller (1-2) gave up a run on three hits with seven strikeouts, while Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run home run and Mark Ellis drove in a pair for the Cardinals, who have won four straight.

Marco Estrada (1-1) gave up three runs on five hits over six innings and Aramis Ramirez hit a solo home run for the Brewers, who have dropped the first two of this set after winning nine straight.

Yadier Molina was hit by a pitch with one out in the St. Louis second and Peralta followed with a double. Ellis' grounder to short plated Molina for a 1-0 lead.

In the third, Matt Carpenter walked with one out and Allen Craig smacked a double to center that brought home Carpenter for a 2-0 advantage.

The Cards produced another run in the fourth on Ellis' sacrifice fly that plated Molina for a 3-0 advantage, but Ramirez hit a two-out solo home run in the home half to get Milwaukee on the board.

Pat Neshek pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning, while Kevin Siegrist kept Milwaukee off the board in the eighth.

A solo home run from Matt Holliday, and two-run shot by Peralta in the ninth made it a five-run game and Seth Maness set the Brewers down in order in the ninth.

The Brewers and Cardinals conclude their series on Wednesday at 11:35am on AM-550 FM-99.9 WSAU.

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