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Brewers sweeps Cardinals; Fielder tied for Major League RBI title, Braun leads NL in hits

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The Brewers ended their season Sunday with a 9-7 win at St. Louis in 10 innings. Jody Gerut had the game-winning hit with an infield single, and Ryan Braun doubled home the final run.

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Prince Fielder homered twice, giving him 46 for the year. And he drove in three runs to tie Ryan Howard for the Major League RBI crown with 141. He lost a chance to win the title outright when he was intentionally walked in the 10th.

Still, Fielder went 3-5 on the day, as the Brewers out-slugged the Cardinals 15-7. Braun had two hits, and he led the National League with 203 hits this season. Closer Trevor Hoffman gave up a run in the ninth to send the game to extra innings, but he got the win anyway to improve to 3-2.

John Axford threw a perfect 10th, with two strikeouts, to get the save. Starter Todd Wellemeyer threw the ninth and 10th innings for the loss. He dropped to 7-10.

David Freese went 2-3 with three RBI's, as the Cardinals got swept for three games by the Brew Crew.

But they still won the National League Central by 7.5 games over the second-place Chicago Cubs.

The Cards will open their playoff on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Brewers finished at 11 games off the pace at 80-82.

They had 10 fewer wins than a year ago, when they made the playoffs for the first time since 1982.

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