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Leading the way
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Brewers 12, Cardinals 0
Ben Sheets shut out the Cardinals through six innings Tuesday. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Ben Sheets tossed six scoreless innings, working his way out of more than a few jams in the early innings. Backed by Sheets' outing and two RBIs from Prince Fielder, a two-run homer from Ryan Braun and a seven-run ninth inning, Milwaukee extended its Wild Card lead over St. Louis to 4 1/2 games.
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Series at a glance:
MIL
Milwaukee (77-55)
Won 5
Milwaukee 12, St. Louis 0   STL
St. Louis (73-60)
Lost 1
August 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Milwaukee
1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 7   12 16 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 7 2
Standings thru 8/26/08  |  Recap: MIL | STL  |  Gameday  |  Brewers stats  |  Cardinals stats
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Durham, 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 .285
  Shouse, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Nix, L, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100
  Riske, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Hall, PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 .227
  Gagne, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hardy, J, SS 5 2 2 0 1 2 2 .284
Braun, LF 5 2 3 2 1 0 2 .302
Fielder, 1B 6 1 3 2 0 1 3 .273
Hart, RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 .284
Cameron, CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 .257
Counsell, 3B 4 1 3 0 1 1 3 .232
Kendall, C 5 1 1 3 0 0 4 .248
Sheets, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .083
  Weeks Jr., 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .228
Totals 44 12 16 11 4 6 26  

a-Hit into a double play for Shouse in the 8th. b-Homered for Riske in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Counsell 2 (12, Wellemeyer, Wellemeyer), Hart (38, Thompson, B), Kendall (23, Garcia, J).
3B: Hardy, J (1, Wellemeyer).
HR: Braun (33, 7th inning off Wellemeyer, 1 on, 0 out), Hall (15, 9th inning off Garcia, J, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Braun 6; Kendall 2; Hardy, J 4; Hall 4; Counsell 5; Hart 2; Fielder 3; Cameron; Durham.
RBI: Fielder 2 (80), Braun 2 (92), Hart (80), Cameron (59), Kendall 3 (38), Hall 2 (49).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Counsell 2; Sheets; Cameron; Durham; Kendall; Fielder.
Team RISP: 6-for-23.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Durham (8, 2nd base off Wellemeyer/Molina).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hart (Miles at 1st base).
DP: (Hart-Fielder).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .309
Ludwick, RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .304
Pujols, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .356
Ankiel, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .270
Glaus, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .274
Molina, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .309
Miles, SS-2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .315
Wellemeyer, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .152
  Villone, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Springer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Stavinoha, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192
  Thompson, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
  Garcia, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Mather, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254
Kennedy, A, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .274
  b-Lopez, F, PH-SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .248
Totals 33 0 7 0 2 5 17  

a-Grounded out for Springer in the 7th. b-Singled for Kennedy, A in the 7th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Garcia, J in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ludwick (30, Sheets).
3B: Schumaker (5, Sheets).
TB: Molina; Ludwick 2; Glaus; Schumaker 3; Miles 2; Lopez, F.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Glaus; Ankiel; Kennedy, A.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Pujols (4, throw), Ankiel (8, fielding).
DP: (Miles-Pujols).

 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sheets (W, 12-7) 6.0 5 0 0 2 4 0 3.05
Shouse 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.20
Riske 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.98
Gagne 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.35
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wellemeyer (L, 11-5) 6.0 8 5 4 2 5 1 3.87
Villone 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.81
Springer 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.36
Thompson, B 1.0 4 4 4 0 1 0 4.88
Garcia, J 1.0 2 3 3 2 0 1 5.63

Wellemeyer pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Villone pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Thompson, B pitched to 4 batters in the 9th.

Game Scores: Sheets 64, Wellemeyer 41.
WP: Sheets, Wellemeyer, Springer.
HBP: Cameron (by Wellemeyer).
Pitches-strikes: Sheets 100-61, Shouse 18-12, Riske 12-7, Gagne 10-6, Wellemeyer 112-72, Villone 3-2, Springer 19-11, Thompson, B 24-17, Garcia, J 26-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sheets 4-6, Shouse 2-0, Riske 2-0, Gagne 1-2, Wellemeyer 7-5, Villone 0-0, Springer 1-1, Thompson, B 0-0, Garcia, J 3-0.
Batters faced: Sheets 24, Shouse 4, Riske 3, Gagne 4, Wellemeyer 30, Villone 1, Springer 4, Thompson, B 7, Garcia, J 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Springer 1-0, Garcia, J 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Brian Knight.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:05.
Att: 41,121.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
August 26, 2008
August 26, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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