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St.  Louis,  MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Aramis  Ramirez homered and drove in two 
runs and the Milwaukee Brewers torched St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright 
for seven runs in a 7-4 win to open a three-game series Friday night. 

Ramirez  had  three hits and Jonathan  Lucroy added two, including a three-run 
double as the Brewers won their second in a row. 

Wainwright  (13-6) had only  given up more than two runs once in his past nine 
starts  but was dusted  for nine hits in 5 1/3 innings Friday. He walked three 
and struck out five. 

Wily  Peralta  (13-6) went 6  2/3 innings for  Milwaukee, allowing two runs on 
five hits and four walks to earn his fourth straight win. 

"We'll  just  continue hopefully  to play good  baseball," Brewers manager Ron 
Roenicke said. "We need to concentrate on every game. They're all important." 

Cardinals  manager Mike  Matheny was ejected by second base umpire Will Little 
after coming to the mound to pull Wainwright in the sixth inning. 

Little  called a balk on Wainwright in the fifth inning and called Jean Segura 
safe  at second on a close play in the sixth that the Cardinals challenged, to 
no  avail. Though it appeared he made only a brief comment to the umpire as he 
walked off the mound, Matheny said he gave Little "every reason" to eject him. 

"What I saw was wrong," Matheny said. 

Ramirez  knocked a  3-0 pitch into the visitors bullpen leading off the second 
inning,  his  13th homer of the  season, for Milwaukee's first run. Wainwright 
got  out  of a  bases-loaded jam  when Peralta  grounded into an inning-ending 
double play, but the Brewers scored again in the third when Ramirez doubled in 
Lucroy to make it 2-0. 

In  the fifth,  Carlos Gomez hit a  one-out single, went to second on the balk 
and  scored on  Ryan Braun's  ground-rule double  to right  field to  give the 
Brewers a 3-0 lead. 

After  Segura and Elian Herrera moved up to second and third base on Peralta's 
sacrifice  bunt  in the  sixth, Wainwright  hit Gomez and  gave up a three-run 
double  to  Lucroy before  he was pulled.  Braun added an  RBI double off Seth 
Maness to make it 7-0. 

Matt  Holliday homered to start the sixth inning and Matt Carpenter had an RBI 
single  off  Peralta in the  seventh. Carpenter added  a two-run triple in the 
ninth inning off Zach Duke. 

                                   Game Notes 

Gerardo  Parra, who was acquired by the Brewers from Arizona in exchange for a 
pair  of  minor league players before  Thursday's trade deadline, came in as a 
defensive  substitution at  left field in the seventh inning and struck out in 
the  eighth ... The Cardinals started a six-game road trip that will also take 
them  to Boston. They acquired veteran starter John Lackey from the Red Sox on 
Thursday ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline. 

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