For the second straight day, the Milwaukee Brewers flew a big lead and fell to the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-5, watching their lead on the Chicago Cubs fall to 1/2 game in the National League Central Division.
The Brewers dropped 3 of 4 to the Cardinals and finished 2-6 on the road trip, dropping their overall record away from Miller Park to 21-32.
The Brewers are off today, but the Cubs open a home series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field. A Chicago victory tonight would tie them for first with the Brewers.
Ryan Ludwick's bases-loaded walk broke an eighth inning tie and Albert Pujols cleared the bases with a three-run double as the Cardinals put 5-runs on the board in the 8th to come from behind and win. The loss goes to Derrick Turnbow, who fell to 2-4.
The Brewers do open a 6-game homestand tomorrow night against the New York Mets. The Brewers do own the Major League's top home record of 36-17.