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Recap: Cardinals 7, Brewers 2
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Miller Park
Date: September 21, 2013 7:10 PM EDT
  

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has had enough.

He doesn't care who Milwaukee is playing or whether the game is at home or on the road. He just wants to win games, even against the St. Louis Cardinals

Matt Carpenter broke Stan Musial's team record for doubles by a left-handed batter in a season and St. Louis beat Milwaukee 7-2 Saturday night to maintain a two-game lead in the NL Central.

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The win guaranteed that Milwaukee can finish no better that 37-44 at home.

``I don't care about numbers on whether we had the most wins or losses at home,' Roenicke said. ``I don't care about that stuff.

``What I care about is winning as many ball games as we can,' Roenicke said. ``I don't care where it is. I don't care who it's against.'

Yovani Gallardo (11-10) gave up two runs and four hits in seven innings and dropped to 1-11 with a 6.46 ERA in 17 career starts against St. Louis.

Matt Adams hit a two-run homer for the second straight night, putting the Cardinals ahead in the first. Khris Davis hit an RBI grounder in the bottom half, but the Cardinals blew open the game in a five-run eighth.

``He hits mistakes,' Gallardo said of Adams, who hit a two-run homer for the second game in a row. ``He's one of those guys that got a lot of power. It doesn't take much for him to hit the ball hard somewhere.'

Carpenter's fifth-inning double was his 54th and one more than Musial's total in 1953. Carpenter went into the game aware he was tied with Stan the Man.

``To know that you have done something, took a record from (Musial) or broke a record that he held, you can't put it into words,' Carpenter said. ``It is pretty amazing. It is something I am extremely proud of and definitely a cool thing.'

Carpenter grounded out to start of the game and flied out in the second. But with two outs in the fifth, he hit a shot into the right-field corner to set the mark.

``Someone had mentioned to me that I tied him last night, so when I hit it today, I knew,' Carpenter said. ``I got the ball and I got the base, so pretty cool.'

Despite his personal success, Carpenter and the Cardinals know they have more to do.

``The only thing on my mind is the division championship,' he said. ``If I can do my job to help us win, then all those individual things will take care of themselves.

The Cardinals lead Pittsburgh by two games and are ahead of Cincinnati by three games.

St. Louis won for the 12th time in 17 games and improved to 14-4 against the Brewers this year, including 8-1 in Milwaukee.

``We don't shy away from the fact that anything you get to play after game 162 is special,' Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.

Lance Lynn (14-10) allowed one run, four hits and four walks in 6 1-3 innings. He had been 0-5 with a 5.44 ERA in eight starts since winning at Cincinnati on Aug. 4.

``It is the same motto we've had all year, one game at a time,' Lynn said. ``That is all you can worry about.'

Lynn has made a career-high 32 starts this year, including four against the Brewers.

He had a rough first inning, but after that nothing bothered him.

``He was struggling a little bit,' Matheny said. ``Once he found that groove, and you could tell found that four-seamer, it was a completely different game.'

NOTES: Brewers players drove through the parking lots and tossed bobbleheads and T-shirts to surprised tailgaters after batting practice, part of an effort to thank fans at the end of a disappointing season. ... Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said that INF-OF Allen Craig's left foot will be re-evaluated at the end of next week. He's missed 16 games since spraining his left foot Sept. 4 at Cincinnati.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Cardinals at Brewers
Fri, Sep 20 Final 7 to 6
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GAME 2
Cardinals at Brewers
Sat, Sep 21 Final 7 to 2
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GAME 3
Cardinals at Brewers
Sun, Sep 22 Final 4 to 6
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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 STL  -140   +115   8.5 
 MIL  +130   -135   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 STL  -144   +115   8.5 
 MIL  +134   -135   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 STL  67%   74%   75% 
 MIL  33%   26%   25% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Sep 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 7 Cover: +100 
 MIL 6 Over: 13 
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 Sep 12, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 5 Cover: +160 
 STL 3 Push: 8 
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 Sep 11, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 1 Under: 6 
 STL 5 Cover: +100 
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 Sep 10, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 2 Under: 6 
 STL 4 Cover: +100 
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 Aug 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 8 Cover: +100 
 MIL 6 Over: 14 
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 Aug 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 3 Over: 9 
 MIL 6 Cover: +118 
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 Aug 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 8 Cover: +100 
 MIL 5 Over: 13 
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 May 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 2 Under: 6 
 STL 4 Cover: +100 
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 May 18, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 6 Cover: +145 
 STL 4 Over: 10 
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 May 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 6 Over: 13 
 STL 7 Cover: +100 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Saturday, Sep 21
 
    Giants at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Rays
1:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Athletics
4:05 PM EDT
    Braves at Cubs
4:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Indians
6:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Reds at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Rangers at Royals
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Brewers
7:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Rockies
8:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Padres
8:40 PM EDT
    Mariners at Angels
9:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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