Cardinals Ninth-Inning Rally Falls Short, Lose 4-3 To Brewers

(WMC-TV) - The St. Louis Cardinals rough start to the second half of the season continued Wednesday, falling to the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3.

The Brewers pounced on Adam Wainwright and a shaky St. Louis infield early then held on through a nervous ninth inning for the one-run victory.

Francisco Rodriguez walked in a run before getting Lance Berkman to fly out with the bases loaded, nailing down his second save since taking over as the team's closer Tuesday night.

With the win, the Brewers took two out of three from the Cardinals, who have lost five of six.

Wainwright (7-10) got off to a rough start and didn't get much help from his infielders, who committed three errors in the Brewers' four-run first inning - including a pair by shortstop Rafael Furcal.