After getting outscored 20-4 in the first two games of the series, the Milwaukee Brewers hung on for a tight 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals to avoid the sweep at Busch Stadium. Trailing 1-0, the Brewers plated all three runs in the 6th. Aramis Ramirez tied the game with a run scoring single and Jonathan Lucroy ripped a two run double off the left field wall against Jamie Garcia. Zack Greinke got the win by constantly pitching out of trouble, allowing 7 hits with an uncharacteristic 4 walks, but only one run in six innings. St. Louis closed to within a run in the 8th and put closer John Axford on the spot in the 9th. Axford had runners on first and third with nobody out and still found a way out of the jam. He struck out David Freese and then got Yadier Molina to chase strike three. On the third strike, Carlos Beltran bolted for second and Lucroy fired to Alex Gonzalez. He was able to turn and throw back to the plate where Lucroy easily tagged Tyler Green for a rare strike 'em out, throw 'em out double play at home to end the game. The Brewers (10-12) leave St. Louis four games behind the Cardinals in the division race and continue their road trip in San Diego where Randy Wolf will pitch in the series opener Monday night.
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