Rafael Furcal's home run wasn't enough to counteract the four fellow acquisition Edwin Jackson allowed as the St. Louis Cardinals dropped Wednesday's game and the three-game series to the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers. Casey McGehee homered three times for the Brewers, who opened up a 3.5 game advantage on the Cardinals with their 10-5 win.
A day after the Cardinals pulled out an improbable extra-innings win Jackson went seven innings despite the bloodbath, helping out the bullpen in yet another way after sending Kyle McClellan, Octavio Dotel, and Mark Rzepczynski back there when he was acquired in the Colby Rasmus trade.
McGehee, in the midst of a lost year, had homered just five times all season before running into Jackson on Wednesday. 108 games into the season he managed to raise his slugging percentage 20 points after the outburst. The home run was Rafael Furcal's second of the year, and pushed his batting average up to .205 after a season spent below the Mendoza Line.