Pair of RBI Doubles in 9th Lift Cards Over Brewers

St. Louis comes out on top in tense game
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2008 11:21 PM CDT
St. Louis Cardinals' Skip Schumaker hits a game-winning double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, April 21, 2008, in Milwaukee. The Cardinals won 4-3.    (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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(Newser) – Skip Schumaker doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth and the St. Louis Cardinals overcame a fielding blunder in the eighth to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3. Brian Barton, who pinch hit for reliever Ryan Franklin, doubled off embattled Brewers reliever Derrick Turnbow (0-1) to start the inning and Schumaker drove him in with a double after a sacrifice bunt.

Turnbow, frustrated since he's no longer the setup man, has failed to inspire confidence for the Brewers, who lost for the 10th time in 13 games against the Cardinals. Franklin (1-1) got the win despite giving up an unearned run by limiting the damage in the eighth, and Jason Isringhausen earned his seventh save in eight chances with a perfect ninth.