Brewers headed home after sloppy NLCS loss
By: By Jim Salter, Associated Press, Superior Telegram
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder failed to come up with any clutch hits, and sloppy Milwaukee committed four errors.
At least the Brewers are headed home.
Zack Greinke pitched into the sixth inning, but the St. Louis Cardinals took advantage of Milwaukee's shaky fielding to score three unearned runs in a 7-1 in Game 5 of the NL championship series on Friday night.
St. Louis moved within one win of reaching the World Series for the third time since 2004 and first time since winning it all in 2006.
The NLCS now shifts to Miller Park, where the Brewers compiled a major league-best 57-24 home record this season. Game 6 is Sunday.
"I have a lot of confidence in our guys," manager Ron Roenicke said. "They are confident at home. We can win two ballgames at home. We are going to have to play a lot better baseball than what we have played here. So yesterday, I thought we played a great ballgame; clean. We did a lot of things well. The other two games, no.
So we can't play games like that and beat these guys two in a row."
St. Louis went 4-5 in Milwaukee this season, more wins than any other visiting team, and split the first two games of the series at Miller Park.