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Fielder hits go-ahead single to lift Brewers



AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Prince Fielder drove in the go-ahead run with his two-out, eighth inning infield single and the struggling Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Fielder, who'd been 4 of 24 this season against St. Louis, hit a slow grounder off reliever Dennys Reyes to shortstop Brendan Ryan with the bases loaded and Ryan's off-balance throw to first baseman Albert Pujols wasn't in time.

Rookie Mat Gamel hit a two-run homer in the fourth, reliever Todd Coffey (4-1) got the win with two scoreless innings and Trevor Hoffman picked up his 19th save in 20 chances after working around Pujols and out of a bases loaded jam.

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