Hit Batters, Ejections Mar Cardinals-Brewers Game

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The final game this year between the Cardinals and Brewers was marred by two more hit batters and a pair of ejections.

On Tuesday night, Milwaukee starter Jeff Suppan had thrown a high, inside pitch at Albert Pujols, causing St. Louis manager Tony La Russa and Brewers manager Ned Yost to exchange heated words.

Then last night, both benches were warned about throwing at each other in the second inning after the Cardinals' Brad Thompson plunked Prince Fielder on the right shoulder with a fastball.

Thompson insisted he wasn't trying to hit Fielder.

In the eighth inning, Pujols was plunked on the elbow by Brewers reliever Seth McClung, who was ejected along with Yost.

The Cardinals went on to score four runs with two outs, breaking the game wide open.

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