Brewers sweeps Cardinals; Fielder tied for Major League RBI title, Braun leads NL in hits
The Brewers ended their season Sunday with a 9-7 win at St. Louis in 10 innings. Jody Gerut had the game-winning hit with an infield single, and Ryan Braun doubled home the final run.
Prince Fielder homered twice, giving him 46 for the year. And he drove in three runs to tie Ryan Howard for the Major League RBI crown with 141. He lost a chance to win the title outright when he was intentionally walked in the 10th.
Still, Fielder went 3-5 on the day, as the Brewers out-slugged the Cardinals 15-7. Braun had two hits, and he led the National League with 203 hits this season. Closer Trevor Hoffman gave up a run in the ninth to send the game to extra innings, but he got the win anyway to improve to 3-2.
John Axford threw a perfect 10th, with two strikeouts, to get the save. Starter Todd Wellemeyer threw the ninth and 10th innings for the loss. He dropped to 7-10.
David Freese went 2-3 with three RBI's, as the Cardinals got swept for three games by the Brew Crew.
But they still won the National League Central by 7.5 games over the second-place Chicago Cubs.
The Cards will open their playoff on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Brewers finished at 11 games off the pace at 80-82.
They had 10 fewer wins than a year ago, when they made the playoffs for the first time since 1982.