15 Oct 2011

Cardinals take 3-2 NLCS lead with win over Brewers

4:54 pm on 15 October 2011

The St. Louis Cardinals took advantage of shoddy Milwaukee fielding to beat the visiting Brewers 7-1 on Friday and claim a 3-2 lead in American baseball's best-of-seven National League Championship Series.

Milwaukee fielders made four errors, two of which led to three unearned runs early in the game, in a victory that put St. Louis within one win of a World Series berth.

The series now shifts to Milwaukee, where the Brewers compiled the best home record in Major League Baseball, for Game Six on Monday and a possible deciding Game Seven Tuesday.