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-- The Milwaukee Brewers lost their ninth straight road game last night, 3-0 at Saint Louis.
ST. LOUIS - The Milwaukee Brewers lost their ninth straight road game last night, 3-0 at Saint Louis.
Kyle Lohse held Milwaukee to just four hits in six innings, as the Brewers were out-hit 12-to-6 on the night. Lohse walked three and struck out six, as he improved to 12-2. Norichika Aoki and Carlos Gomez doubled for Milwaukee’s only extra-base hits. Daniel Descalso went 3-for-4, and he tripled home the first Saint Louis run in the second inning. The Cardinals scored their final runs in the seventh-and-eighth frames off the Brewers’ bullpen. Allen Craig hit an RBI-double, and David Freese singled home the game’s final run. Marco Estrada gave up just one run on seven hits in six innings, but he took the loss to fall to 0-5.
Milwaukee only scored four runs in its three games at Busch, while going 2-for-22 with runners-in-scoring position. The Brewers were swept for the first time in the new Busch Stadium, and the first time in Saint Louis overall since 2003. The Brewers have fallen to 18-3 away from Miller Park – and their nine straight road losses equals a streak last set in May of 2008.
The Crew is back home tonight to play the National League Central Division-leading Cincinnati Reds. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo faces Reds’ right-hander Bronson Arroyo.
Shaun Marcum could return to the Brewers’ starting rotation in two weeks. He threw a 30-pitch simulated game yesterday. And manager Ron Roenicke says it looks like Marcum is ready to go, after he had been out since mid-June with tightness in his right throwing elbow. If he’s not hurting today, Marcum is expected to start a rehab assignment later this week. He’s expected to pitch in two minor league games before returning to Milwaukee’s rotation.