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By The Sports Xchange August 20, 2013 11:20 PM
MILWAUKEE -- Kyle Lohse went six innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers' offense took a page out of the Cardinals' playbook in a 6-3 victory over St. Louis on Tuesday night at Miller Park. Lohse was 0-3 with a 5.00 ERA in three prior starts against the Cardinals this season, but he minimized the damage Tuesday, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts. In his past 15 starts, Lohse (9-8) is 8-2 with a 2.52 ERA. Milwaukee's bullpen held St. Louis scoreless over the final three innings. Jim Henderson worked around a one-out walk in the ninth for his 19th save of the season. Cardinals starter Lance Lynn (13-7) was tagged for six runs (four earned) and nine hits in six innings. Milwaukee batted around on Lynn in the fourth inning, using a string of singles -- and a fielding error by Lynn -- to erase a 3-0 deficit and take the lead. Scooter Gennett, Sean Halton and Logan Schafer had RBI singles. Norichika Aoki added another run with a sacrifice fly to left, and by the time Jean Segura ended the inning just a step short of beating out another infield hit, the Brewers led 5-3. Halton drove in another with an RBI single in the fifth, giving Milwaukee a 6-3 lead. St. Louis' Matt Adams opened the scoring with an RBI single in the second inning. After Carlos Beltran led off the fourth with a single to right, Yadier Molina's two-run homer -- his 10th of the season -- gave the Cardinals a 3-0 lead. Kolten Wong had three hits for St. Louis, which also received two hits apiece from Beltran and Molina. Halton and Schafer each had two hits for Milwaukee. NOTES: Brewers starters have a combined ERA of 7.39 in 12 games against the Cardinals this season. St. Louis' starters, meanwhile, has a 3.08 ERA against Milwaukee. The Cardinals led the season series 9-2 and had won all five meetings at Miller Park before Tuesday. ... Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke benched slumping 1B Juan Francisco after Francisco struck out in his previous eight at-bats. Francisco was 1-for-17 with 13 strikeouts in his past five games. ... With a day game Wednesday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny rested 2B/3B Matt Carpenter and 1B Allen Craig, who lead the team in runs scored and driven in, respectively. Carpenter pinch-hit in the ninth, drawing a walk. ... Milwaukee began the night leading all of baseball with 110 stolen bases. The Brewers stole a big-league-best 158 a year ago. They have stolen 100 or more bases in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1995-97.