Brewers Now Within Two Games of First-Place Cubs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- With Prince Fielder leading the way, the Milwaukee Brewers pounded St. Louis 9-1 last night to keep their playoff hopes alive.

The Brewers now are just two games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the Central Division race.

The Cubs lost 4-2 to the Marlins in Florida.

The Brewers and Cardinals wind up their series tonight at Miller Park.

The San Diego Padres then come to Milwaukee Thursday night to start a four-game series that ends the regular season.

In last night's game, Rickie Weeks led off the Brewers' half of the first with a home run and Fielder added a two-run shot.

The Brewers broke the game open with a three-run homer by Bill Hall in the fifth for a 7-1 lead.

Fielder then hit his 50th off Kip Wells in the seventh.

The two-run homer put Milwaukee ahead 9-1.

Brewers starter Jeff Suppan worked eight innings to beat his former team for the third time this year.

Chris Spurling pitched a scoreless ninth.

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