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Milwaukee,  WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Lucroy drove in two runs to push 
the  Milwaukee Brewers past the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-1, to avoid being swept 
in the three-game set. 

Aramis  Ramirez had three hits and drove in a run, while Carlos Gomez and Lyle 
Overbay  each  had an RBI  for the Brewers, who  snapped a two-game skid. Wily 
Peralta  (2-0) surrendered  only one  run on  six hits  with three  strikeouts 
across 6 1/3 innings. 

Allen  Craig's  solo home  run accounted  for the St.  Louis' lone run. Yadier 
Molina and Jon Jay had two hits apiece for the Cardinals, who entered the game 
with four straight wins. 

Cardinals  starter Joe Kelly  (1-1) exited the game in the fifth inning with a 
leg injury. He laid down a bunt and grabbed his hamstring after getting thrown 
out  at first base  to end the frame. He immediately called the team's trainer 
and limped off the field. 

The  right-hander  allowed one run  on three hits  with two strikeouts in four 
innings  before exiting the  game. Seth Maness took the mound in relief of the 
injured starter. 

"I definitely tweaked it. I called the trainer over to let him know and I came 
out  of the game," said Kelly, who will not travel with the team but head back 
to St. Louis for an MRI on Thursday. 

The  Brewers opened  the scoring  in  the third.  Logan Schafer  reached on  a 
fielding  error and  moved to second on Wily Peralta's sacrifice bunt. Gomez's 
line  drive to  center scored Schafer to  give the Brewers their first lead of 
the series. 

With  two-outs in  the fifth, Wily Peralta  reached first on a line drive that 
deflected  off shortstop  Jhonny Peralta's glove. Maness then walked Gomez and 
allowed  a groundball  single to Jean Segura to load the bases. Lucroy brought 
two runners home on a hard grounder to right field. 

Ramirez  then hit the first pitch he saw for a single to left, bringing Segura 
home and making it a 4-0 game. 

St.  Louis  got on the  board after  Craig smacked a  solo shot over the right 
field wall to make it a 4-1 game in the sixth. 

The  Brewers  loaded the bases in  the eighth with no outs. Cardinals reliever 
Pat  Neshak entered the  game and walked Overbay to make it a 5-1 game. Neshak 
got  Schafer  to ground into  a force  out that got  Davis out at home. Rickie 
Weeks and Gomez struck out to end the inning. 

Francisco  Rodriguez entered the game in the ninth for the Brewers and allowed 
two  hits before working out of a one-out jam with runners on second and third 
to end the game. 

                                   Game Notes 

Ryan  Braun  was not in the  lineup for the  Brewers ... The Cardinals went 1- 
for-7 and left eight runners on base ... The Brewers will travel to Pittsburgh 
on  Thursday to  start a four-game set  against the Pirates ... St. Louis will 
open a four-game series opposing the Nationals in Washington on Thursday. 

 
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