St. Louis (99-52) at Milwaukee (63-87)

  • Game info: 2:05 pm EDT Thu Sep 23, 2004
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The St. Louis Cardinals will try for their first 100-win season in nearly two decades as they conclude a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

Having already clinched the NL Central, the Cardinals are looking to reach 100 wins for the first time since 1985, when they won 101 games en route to an NL East title and pennant. It would be their seventh 100-win season in franchise history.

St. Louis won a club record 106 games in 1942.

Albert Pujols went 0-for-4, but Larry Walker hit a two-run homer to lift the Cardinals to a 3-2 win on Tuesday. The win also helped St. Louis even the season series with the Brewers at 6 games apiece. The Cardinals went 13-3 against Milwaukee last season.

Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen, second in the NL with 121 RBIs, missed his 11th straight game with a strained left calf and bruised left shin, but should see action before the playoffs.

“He’ll play that last week of the season,” Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said.

Brady Clark had four hits and drove in both runs for Milwaukee, which has lost eight of nine and is 18-46 after the All-Star break.

Clark finished 4-for-5, and is 10-for-20 against the Cardinals this season with two homers and nine RBIs.

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