Carlos Lee beat the Cardinals with his glove and his bat in a matter of minutes to help the Brewers top St. Louis 4-3 in 11 innings. Lee robbed Juan Encarnacion of a two-run homer that would have given the Cardinals in the 10th inning, when he leaped at the centerfield wall and pulled Encarcion’s towering fly ball into his glove.
Then he led off the top of the 11th with a solo home run off Jason Isringhausen, who was charged with the loss.
The Brewers got on the board first, when Bill Hall drove in Cory Koskie with a sacrifice fly in the second inning. St. Louis countered when Juan Encarnarcion’s grounder to second base drove in starting pitcher Jeff Suppan.
It stayed 1-1 until Brady Clark singled to center to drive in Chad Moeller and gave the Brewers a 2-1 lead. Doug Davis gave Milwaukee a 3-1 lead when he scored on Suppan’s wild pitch.
Again, the Cardinals matched the Brewers feats an inning later when Scott Rolen drove in his team-high, 12th RBI with a single to score David Eckstein. Jim Edmonds retied the game with a sacrifice fly to score Albert Pujols.
Jeff Suppan lasted five innings and was charged with one earned run off five hits and two walks. He struck out two. Reliever Adam Wainwright pitched three innings and surrendered just one hit.