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The Cardinals Lost Their 67th Game

Photo: Tom Gannam/AP

Ryan Braun’s home run was the difference Sunday as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped by the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1.

With one out in the top of the ninth, Braun hit a home run to center off Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist. It was the Brewers outfielder’s 27th blast of the season.

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Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies turned in an impressive performance, although he didn’t factor into the decision. Davies struck out seven and allowed one earned run and five hits over 7 1/3 innings. The right-hander was pulled after 99 pitches.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sounded resigned by the team’s 22nd one-run loss. From the AP:

“It’s always disappointing,” St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. “In these close games, you feel like you got a real shot and they’re always hard to swallow when it doesn’t work out.”

The Cardinals are 75-67 and 32-39 at home. There’s always the next game!

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