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Friday, June 09, 2006

Brewers Blow Lead in 6-10 Loss To Cards



From Sportsline.com:

The St. Louis Cardinals were too tough to give up after two innings.

Scott Spiezio drove in three runs in a six-run fourth inning and the Cardinals overcame a 6-0 deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-6 on Friday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.

"We're confident that we're tough enough between the ears that we're going to play nine," St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said. "Being down six, you're not going to win that game very often."

The Cardinals, swept in a three-game series at home this week by Cincinnati, had lost three of four since first baseman Albert Pujols was sidelined with a strained muscle in his side. They had lost six of nine overall. Pujols, the reigning NL MVP who leads the majors with 25 homers and 65 RBI, is on the 15-day disabled list and is out indefinitely.

David Eckstein had three hits and drove in two runs and So Taguchi had two hits and knocked in two runs for the Cardinals, who had 12 hits.

Jorge De La Rosa was making his third consecutive start for Milwaukee having been pushed into the starting rotation due to injuries to Ben Sheets, Tomo Ohka and Rick Helling.

Staked to a 6-0 lead, the left-hander couldn't protect it as St. Louis scored twice in the third and then six times in the fourth to chase him from the game.

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