Brewers tale St. Louis; Bush has arm re-examined
The Milwaukee Brewers came from behind Thursday to win at St. Louis, 4-3. Casey McGehee put the Brewers in front for good with a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
And David Weathers, Mitch Stetter, Claudio Vargas and Trevor Hoffman combined to allow just three hits and a run in the final two and two-thirds innings.
Manny Parra got the win, as he evened his record at 10 apiece.
He struck out five in six and a-third frames, while giving up two runs on five hits with three walks.
Hoffman notched his 30th save of the year. John Smoltz took the loss in his third start for St. Louis, which failed to pull off a three-game sweep of the Brew Crew.
Julio Lugo fell a triple short of the cycle.
He and Matt Holliday homered for the Cardinals, who snapped a five-game winning streak.
McGehee drove in three runs on the day, and Ryan Braun had two hits in a game in which Milwaukee was out-hit 8-6.
The Cardinals maintained a 10.5 game lead in the National League Central, with Milwaukee in third place at 13 back.
The Brewers are now eight and a-half games out of Wild Card contention, as they get ready to host San Francisco tonight.
Right-hander Jeff Suppan faces Giants' southpaw Barry Zito.
Brewers' starter Dave Bush will have right arm re-examined, after he got shelled in Wednesday night's loss at St. Louis.
Bush said he felt a dull pain in his right triceps during the game but it got better Thursday.
The right-hander sat out for two months after he suffered a micro-tear in the right triceps in early June, when he got hit by a line drive at Florida.
He has given up 13 runs in eight innings since coming off the disabled list.
On Wednesday, the Cardinals tagged him for eight runs and 11 hits in just three and a third innings.
Bush says he doesn't get in a situation where he gets hurt again and he wants to go into next season with something positive.