In a four-run sixth inning that was highlighted by a home run to right field by Prince Fielder, the Milwaukee Brewers bumped the St. Louis Cardinals out of the National League Central roost with a 4-3 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 42,692 fans. Although the win moved the Brewers one-half game ahead of St. Louis in the NL Central standings, at only 66 games into the 2011 MLB season its safe to say that there’s a long way to go.
Prince Fielder’s two-run homer capped a four-run sixth inning, earning the Brewers their victory and putting Milwaukee atop the National League Central. With a single already in his pocket, Fielder wasted little time making the Cardinals and Westbrook pay when he sent the first offering he saw from the right-hander rocketing into the second deck in right field 440 feet away!
Fielder was 2 for 3 with a walk and leads the National League with 58 RBI. Fielder continued an amazing power surge with his eighth home run in his last 10 games and his 19th of the season, just one run behind Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, who hit his 20th homer Sunday.
The Brewers are 25-9 at home, the best mark in baseball.
While the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals play each other eight more times in August and four more times in September, it is critical for the Brewers to stay close in the standings to fulfill any hopes of carrying their ranking through the season.