The Brewers and rookie starter Yovani Gallardo fell behind early and lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3 at Miller Park. The Cardinals climbed to within 3 1/2 games of the Brewers in the Central Division and will play for the sweep today in Milwaukee.
Albert Pujols clubbed his 275th career home run and Scott Rolen had 4 of the Cardinals 13-hits on the night. St. Louis pounded out 32 hits in the first two games of the series.
Gallardo allowed 7 runs on 9 hits in 5 2/3 innings and suffered the loss.