Brewers start new streak, lose second straight to Cards

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jim Henderson looks down as St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday rounds the bases after Holliday hit a home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jim Henderson looks down as St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday rounds the bases after Holliday hit a home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta each hit solo shots in the ninth off reliever Jim Henderson for the Cardinals, who handed Milwaukee its second straight loss following a nine-game winning streak.

Miller (1-2) routinely fired fastballs clocked into the mid-90s past hitters before turning the game over to the bullpen in the seventh.

Only Aramis Ramirez managed to break through off Miller hitting a solo homer in the fourth. The Brewers have just one run and six hits over the first two games of the three-game set with their NL Central rival.

Marco Estrada (1-1) took the loss after allowing three runs over six innings.

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