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Brewers sneak past Cardinals

The Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep by St. Louis with a 4-3 victory over the Cardinals Thursday afternoon in the series finale at Busch Stadium.

Milwaukee won this game as +155 underdogs, while the seven runs fell UNDER the posted over/under (9).

Casey McGehee launched a two-run homer and drove in three runs to lead the Brewers. Manny Parra allowed five hits and two runs over 6 1-3 innings to earn his 10th victory. Trevor Hoffman closed out the game for his 30th save.

Julio Lugo went 3-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run for the Cardinals. John Smoltz gave up six hits and four runs over six innings in suffering the loss.