The Cardinals are holding onto their first-place lead in the National League Central by the hair of their chinny-chin-chin. St. Louis dropped their eighth game in nine tries losing to Milwaukee 9-4 Thursday.
Just last Wednesday, the Cardinals held a seven-game advantage over the Astros. That lead could vanish if the Redbirds lose tonight.
The Brewers jumped out to an 8-0 lead and led 9-1 after four innings. Cardinals starter Jason Marquis was only able to get six outs before exiting the game. He allowed six runs on five hits and walked three in that time.
Preston Wilson was about the only Cardinal who could hit the baseball consistently. He finished with two hits and three RBI. No other Cardinal had multiple hits.
Bill Hall was the hero for the Brew Crew going 3-for-4 with a two-run homer. Corey Hall, David Bell, and Mike Rivera capped off the home run derby for Milwaukee.
Doug Davis was effective in his start, holding the Redbirds to one run on two hits and striking out seven in six innings. Davis also walked a whopping eight batters, but the Cardinals were unable to capitalize on the mistakes.