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Overbay's single lifts Brewers over Cardinals in 11 innings

Coverage of today's Cards and Brewers game can be heard on Newstalk 97.3 WTIM beginning at 12:10pm.

St.  Louis,  MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Lyle  Overbay's RBI single in the top of 
the 11th inning was the difference as the surging Milwaukee Brewers took a 5-4 
decision  over the St.  Louis Cardinals in the middle test of a three-game set 
from Busch Stadium. 

Khris  Davis  led off  the top  of the  11th with  a double  to left off Kevin 
Siegrist  (0-1).  Overbay followed with a  single up the middle that deflected 
off  of  Mark Ellis'  glove as  Davis trotted home  without a throw. Francisco 
Rodriguez earned his 13th save with a scoreless bottom of the 11th. 

Tyler  Thornburg (3-0) struck out four in two scoreless innings for Milwaukee, 
which has taken the first two games of this series and improved to 11-1 on the 
road this season. 

"We're  just  looking at it  one game at a  time," said Milwaukee starter Kyle 
Lohse.  "We feel good  about the way we've won the last two games. Our team is 
going to grind it out." 

Overbay  finished  2-for-5 with  two  RBI,  while  Lohse  fanned nine  in  six 
innings and  helped himself  at the  dish with a two-run single. Lohse allowed 
three runs on six hits. 

"They've  got  a lot  of confidence  on their side  right now," said Cardinal
manager  Mike  Matheny. "They've had  a lot of things  go their way. They're a 
scrappy club and they're fighting." 

Yadier  Molina  homered for St.  Louis, which has  lost five of seven. Molina, 
Matt Adams and Jhonny Peralta all had two hits in the setback. 

St.  Louis got to Lohse immediately, putting three across in the bottom of the 
first  inning.  Allen Craig drew a  walk around Matt Carpenter's strikeout and 
Matt  Holliday's lineout, but Adams doubled to put two on for Molina, who made 
Lohse  pay  for leaving a  fastball up in  the zone by  taking it out to left- 
center. 

The  3-0 margin  held until  the  fourth, when  Overbay's RBI  single put  the 
Brewers  on the  board. Lohse plated a  pair inning later, tying the ball game 
with a two-run single. 

Both teams scored a run in the seventh. Carlos Gomez's solo homer to left made 
it  4-3  in favor of  the Brewers, but Craig's  opposite field triple to right 
past a diving Elian Herrera plated Carpenter to tie the score. 

                                   Game Notes 

Milwaukee  had  dropped the  previous seven  series against  St. Louis ... The 
Brewers  have won 5-of-6 games overall and 9-of-11 ... Cardinals starter Lance 
Lynn went five innings, allowing three runs on five hits. 

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