Brewers vs. Cardinals: Lucroy's Single Makes It 9-6 Milwaukee After 7

Sure, Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder are pretty good country ballplayers.

They're good in the city, also.

Today in Milwaukee they're not the only ones.

With the Cardinals closing the gap from three runs to two in the top of the seventh, the Brewers were looking for some insurance in the bottom of the inning. Oddly, the phone lines were jammed at Geico and Progressive, so Ron Roenicke turned to a couple of unlikely heroes: Yuniesky Betancourt and Jonathan Lucroy.

And Betancourt, who'd already drilled a two-run homer, greeted St. Louis reliever Kyle McClelland with a double into the left-field corner. After Carlos Gomez's sacrifice hit that almost became a single hit, Lucroy drove a single into right field to score Betancourt and make the score Brewers 9, Cardinals 6.

With Nyjer Morgan pinch-hitting, La Russa replaced McClellan with Mike Rzepczynski, who struck out Morgan and finished the inning by getting Corey Hart on a grounder to third.

Everything's in place for a Milwaukee win, with Francisco Rodriguez entering to pitch the eighth...

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