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.

    This was Brewers' second win over St Louis in two days  [Reuters]
    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

    SOURCE: AP


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