Scrappy Looper Helps Cardinals Beat Brewers 6-1

St. Louis leads division with a 10-4 record
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2008 10:54 PM CDT
St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujol scores on a wild pitch by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Dave Bush, right, during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in St. Louis.    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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(Newser) – Braden Looper pitched around Prince Fielder and limited the rest of a Milwaukee Brewers' lineup without Ryan Braun to three hits in five innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 victory Tuesday night. Skip Schumaker had two hits and two RBIs and Adam Kennedy was 3-for-4 with an RBI for the NL Central leading, 10-4 Cardinals.

Chris Duncan also had an RBI and Kennedy added a heads-up baserunning play, going from first to third on a groundout and then scoring an insurance run in the seventh. Looper (3-0) tied his high with five walks since moving into the rotation last season, including Fielder all three times. Fielder is 3-for-6 with a homer and seven walks against the right-hander.