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Cardinals disrupt Brewers series sweep

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ST. LOUIS — Right fielder Allen Craig had the fifth four-hit game of his career and knocked in three runs Wednesday to lead a 13-hit attack that paced the Cardinals to a 9-3 rout of the Brewers.

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Milwaukee failed its bid for its first series sweep of St. Louis at Busch Stadium since 2009.

First baseman Matt Adams belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the third to give St. Louis (15-14) the lead for good. Center fielder Jon Jay collected three hits, including a pair of doubles, and knocked in a run.

Left fielder Matt Holliday contributed a pair of hits and an RBI. Even winning pitcher Shelby Miller got in on the act, rifling an RBI double during a two-run rally in the fifth.

Miller (3-2) won his third straight decision. He pitched six innings, allowing six hits and three runs while walking three and striking out one.

Matt Garza (1-3) absorbed the loss, giving up five hits and five runs over three-plus innings while walking four and whiffing four. He departed with a right thumb contusion after walking third baseman Matt Carpenter to lead off the fourth.

  • Milwaukee RF Ryan Braun (oblique) and SS Jean Segura (facial injuries) didn’t start for the fourth straight game, while 3B Aramis Ramirez (left elbow contusion) missed his second straight start.
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