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Milwaukee increase lead at the top

Brewers' 5-4 over St Louis takes them 6 1/2 games clear at the top of the National League Central after just 27 games.

Last updated: 30 Apr 2014 10:13
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This was Brewers' second win over St Louis in two days [Reuters]

Milwaukee beat St Louis in extra innings for the second-straight night, with Lyle Overbay's 11th-inning single delivering a 5-4 win.

The win lifted the Brewers a remarkable 6 1/2 games clear atop the National League Central after playing only 27 games.

Elsewhere, Oakland's Derek Norris drove in three runs with a pair of doubles to help the Athletics win 9-3 at Texas. Miami starter Jose Fernandez pitched eight scoreless innings as the Marlins opened a homestand with a 9-0 win over Atlanta.

San Franciso's Angel Pagan hit a leadoff homer to set the Giants on their way to a 6-0 win over San Diego. New York Mets eased to a 6-1 win over Philadelphia. Detroit Tigers beat Chicago White Sox 4-3.

Other results:

Seattle Mariners 6-3 New York Yankees

Kansas 10-7 Toronto

Colorado 5-4 Arizona

Boston Red Sox 7-4 Tampa Bay

LA Angels 6-4 Cleveland

Washington Nationals 4-3 Houston

Cincinnati 3-2 Chicago Cubs

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