Fielder ties NL RBI lead in 9-7 extra innings win over St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Prince Fielder homered twice and Jody Gerut's two-out infield hit drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers sent the St. Louis Cardinals scuffling to the postseason with a 9-7 victory on Sunday.
The Cardinals failed to give manager Tony La Russa a happy 65th birthday. They finished 1-6 after clinching the NL Central and open the playoffs at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Fielder ended with 46 homers, one behind Albert Pujols for the NL lead, and drove in three runs to tie Ryan Howard for the major leage RBI title at 141. He lost a chance to take the RBI title outright when he drew an intentional walk to load the bases in the 10th.
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