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Tuesday, April 29th (All times Eastern)

Milwaukee Brewers (19-7) at St. Louis Cardinals (14-13), 8:15 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Milwaukee - Kyle Lohse (4-1, 2.38) St. Louis - Lance Lynn (4-1, 3.30)

(SportsNetwork.com) - It's early in the season, but the Milwaukee Brewers are still looking to make a statement against the defending NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals.

The Brewers look to win their first series against the Cardinals since September of 2012 as the rivals resume a three-game series on Tuesday night.

Milwaukee has not had much success against St. Louis, going winless in seven straight series since taking two of three at Busch Stadium from Sept. 7-9, 2012. The Cardinals won 14 of the 19 meetings a season ago and won two of three in Milwaukee from April 14-16 of this season.

However, it is the Brewers who own an early 5 1/2-game lead over the Cardinals for first place in the division and gutted out a 5-3 victory in 12 innings in last night's opener.

Milwaukee rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to tie the game, then went ahead in the 12th on Khris Davis' RBI triple with one out. He scored an insurance run on Mark Reynolds' sacrifice fly.

Six Milwaukee relievers hurled six scoreless innings, with Zach Duke pitching two frames to get the win and Francisco Rodriguez working around a hit and a walk in the bottom of the 12th to earn his 12th save. That extended his club record for the most saves in the month of March/April.

"This win was huge," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "It was a great win. We'll do what we can tomorrow. We'll be a little short in the bullpen but we'll be OK. Again, we got some big hits."

The Brewers also won for the eighth time in 10 games and their 19 victories set a new franchise mark for the most in the month of March/April. The previous record of 18 was set in 1987.

Milwaukee managed to win despite playing without Ryan Braun (strained chest muscle) and Jean Segura, who is still recovering from a right cheek bruise and swelling on his face after Braun hit him with a practice swing on Saturday.

It is unknown when either will return and Milwaukee also saw third baseman Aramis Ramirez exit Monday's game early after getting hit by a pitch on the left elbow in both the sixth and seventh innings.

Matt Holliday went 3-for-6 with a home run and two RBI and Allen Craig had a solo homer in the setback, St. Louis' sixth in nine games.

Starter Michael Wacha was rolling until running into trouble in the seventh frame, charged with three runs on eight hits with nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

"I thought (Wacha) looked pretty good," Matheny said. "We like his ability to get out of tough spots when you have swing-and-miss stuff like he has."

While the Brewers are rolling at the onset of the season, Cardinals Lance Lynn will try to do something tonight he has never had to do before in the majors as a starter: bounce back from a loss in March or April.

Lynn was 12-0 in his career during the season's first two months before suffering a 4-1 setback to the New York Mets on Thursday. He allowed three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and two walks over 6 1/3 frames with nine strikeouts.

The 26-year-old righty had his season-opening four-start win streak snapped, though he has struck out 36 over 30 innings while pitching to a 3.30 earned run average.

Lynn beat the Brewers in Milwaukee on April 14, when he logged seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball with 11 strikeouts. He is 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA in his last three against Milwaukee, fanning 28 and giving up just one run and 12 hits in 19 1/3 innings.

Former St. Louis hurler Kyle Lohse counters for the Brewers and is 3-5 with a 3.99 ERA in nine previous meetings with the Cardinals, who he pitched with from 2008-12 before signing with Milwaukee last season.

Lohse, 35, has won four straight starts and has not been charged with more than one earned run in any of his last three outings.

The righty is coming off a 5-2 triumph over San Diego on Wednesday as he gave up two runs -- one earned -- on five hits over seven innings and did not walk a batter. That improved him to 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA in five starts on the season.

04/29 10:38:45 ET

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9th
HOU 4
BAL 1
 
Final
KAN 1
NYY 5
Final
MIA 1
PIT 5
 
9th
WAS 2
CHC 2
 
8th
CWS 9
TOR 7
 
Final
COL 1
CIN 2
 
9th
PHI 4
NYM 4
 
8th
SEA 2
TAM 3
 
6th
TEX 3
CLE 3
 
1st
BOS 0
MIN 2
 
6th
SFG 5
MIL 1
 
5th
ARI 4
STL 6
 
10:05pm Tonight
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12:35pm Wednesday
MIA
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CWS
TOR
 
1:05pm Wednesday
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Wednesday
BOS
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1:10pm Wednesday
PHI
NYM
 
1:10pm Wednesday
SEA
TAM
 
1:40pm Wednesday
SFG
MIL
 
3:35pm Wednesday
DET
OAK
 
4:35pm Wednesday
HOU
BAL
 
8:05pm Wednesday
WAS
CHC
 
8:15pm Wednesday
ARI
STL
 
10:05pm Wednesday
SDP
ANA
 
10:10pm Wednesday
ATL
LOS
 
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
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BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
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MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
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KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
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SFG
 
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NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
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SDP
 
3rd
ATL 42
CLE 63
 
9:00pm Wednesday
HOU
GSW
 
8:30pm Thursday
CLE
ATL
 
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
8:30pm Saturday
ATL
CLE
 
2nd
NYR 2
TAM 1
 
8:00pm Wednesday
ANA
CHI
 
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
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CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
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ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
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DALLASBAPT
 
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HOUSTON
 
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10:00pm Friday
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FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
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CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
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Final
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1:05pm Wednesday
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6:35pm Saturday
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