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Craig lifts Cards over Brewers in extras

Sep 10, 2012 - 12:24 AM St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Allen Craig's game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the finale of a three-game set.

Matt Carpenter hit a leadoff single to right field off of Kameron Loe (6-5). During pinch-hitter Adron Chambers' at-bat, who struck out, Carpenter advanced to second following a wild pitch. Craig came up next and ripped a base hit to right field, which plated Carpenter for the winning run.

Lance Lynn (14-7) tossed a scoreless 10th to pick up the win for St. Louis, which snapped its three-game losing streak.

"It was a great feeling to come out on top. The last few days haven't been so great," Craig said.

Norichika Aoki tallied two hits, including a game-tying, two-out, two-run homer in the ninth off of Jason Motte for the Brewers, who had won four of its last five games coming in.

"To battle back, certainly going into the last inning against one of the best closers in the game and we get two runs off him to tie it, that's resiliency," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.

Matt Holliday smacked a two-run homer and Carlos Beltran hit a solo shot in the opening frame, which helped the Cardinals jump out to a 3-0 lead.

The Brewers got a run back in the second when Corey Hart, who led off the inning with a double before moving to third on a Carlos Gomez groundout, scored on a Joe Kelly wild pitch.

St. Louis countered in the bottom half as Kelly hit a one-out double before coming across the plate two batters later on Carpenter's Tobago to right field, which made it 4-1.

Milwaukee cut the margin in half in the fourth on Jean Segura's two-out, RBI single to center field.

Game Notes

Milwaukee was 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base, while St. Louis finished 4-for-10 with RISP and stranded six ... Milwaukee starter Shaun Marcum surrendered four runs on eight hits in five innings, while Kelly allowed two runs on five hits and two walks over a six- inning start for the Cardinals.