Apr 5, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun (8), catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20), and right fielder Corey Hart (1) take their turn at the batting cage during a workout before the opening day game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

Cardinals Vs. Brewers: St. Louis Clinches Series With 9-3 Victory

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers kick off Opening Day weekend with an NLCS rematch.

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Cardinals Vs. Brewers Score Update: Cardinals Cruise To Victory

After a disappointing offensive performance in a shutout loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals responded in impressive fashion with a 9-3 win. With the victory, the Cardinals took the series on the road against a key Central Division rival.

While the Cardinals found a rhythm at the plate, the story of the game was the performance of Lance Lynn, who was outstanding on the mound. Over 6 2/3 innings, Lynn allowed only one earned run and struck out eight batters to earn his first victory of the season.

At the plate, St. Louis had success against every pitcher Milwaukee brought to the mound. Rafael Furcal, Carlos Beltran and Shane Robinson each had three hits, with Robinson driving in a game-high three runs. Beltran hit his second home run of the season and drove in two runs in the win.

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Cardinals Vs. Brewers Preview: Division Rivals Meet In Sunday Rubber Match

The St. Louis Cardinals suffered their first loss of the new season on Saturday when pitching Zack Greinke shut down the Cards' offense en route to a 6-0 Milwaukee victory at Miller Park. Today, the Cards (2-1) and the Brewers (1-1) will conclude the series with a 1:10 p.m. Easter Sunday start. The Cardinals will send 24-year old righty Lance Lynn to the mound, while 35-year old lefty Randy Wolf takes the hill for the Brewers.

Lynn has never started against the Brewers, but he had success as a rookie on the Cardinals' World Series winning team last season. Lynn, in 18 appearances and two starts, posted a 3.12 ERA and a 1-1 record. He went 2-0 in the playoffs with a 3.27 ERA in 10 relief efforts.

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Cardinals Vs. Brewers Score Update: Offense Sputters In Shutout Loss

After lighting up the scoreboard with 11 runs on Opening Day, the St. Louis Cardinals offense came back to earth in a 6-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals were able to generate only five hits in the game and struggled to find any success against Zack Greinke, who threw seven innings of shutout ball and struck out seven batters.

The Brewers blew the game open in the sixth inning, when they scored three runs to push their lead to 4-0. Corey Hart proved to be the main offensive threat, as he homered in the second inning and sixth inning, with his two-run homer in the sixth inning pushing the lead to 4-0. Hart finished with three RBI's in the win, while Rickie Weeks hit 2/4 with an RBI.

Adam Wainwright was steady in his first appearance of the season, throwing 5 2/3 innings and allowing three runs in the loss. David Freese was the only guy able to have any success at the plate, as he hit 2/4

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Cardinals Vs. Brewers: St. Louis Can Clinch Series Win On Saturday

The St. Louis Cardinals (2-0) jumped all over Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day starter Yovani Gallardo, scoring six runs and smacking four home runs in his 3 2/3 innings, and now the Cards get a chance to claim a victory in the series in the second of the three-game set on Saturday afternoon. Zack Greinke will take the mound for the Brewers, while Adam Wainwright will make his first start since 2010 for the Cardinals.

The game will be nationally televised on FOX, but is a regional game up against other concurrent FOX broadcasts of the Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels. Here is a link to the regional coverage map of the MLB on FOX broadcasts, via the506.com.

First pitch is set for 3:05 p.m. CT, and here is a look at the lineups and TV schedule for the game:

    Date / Time: Saturday, April 7, 3:05 p.m. CT first pitch

    Location: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Starting Pitchers: Adam Wainwright (0-0) vs. Zack Greinke (0-0)

    TV: FOX

    Radio: AM 1120 KMOX (click here for full list of affiliates)

    Streaming: MLB.tv

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Cardinals Vs. Brewers Final Score: St. Louis Rolls To 11-5 Win

The Milwaukee Brewers struck first on Friday afternoon with two runs in the first inning, but the St. Louis Cardinals scored the game's next 11 runs and took an easy 11-5 victory.

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Jaime Garcia got the start and the win for St. Louis, as he pitched six solid innings. Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo lasted just 3-2/3 innings and allowed six runs on seven hits. He struck out three while walking five Cardinals batters.

Rafael Furcal was 3-5 at the plate, while Carlos Beltran, Yadier Molina and David Freese each had two-hit days for St. Louis. The Cardinals claimed the lead for good with a four-run third inning, padded their lead from there and added three runs in the ninth for good measure.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage, head over to Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos. And for more news and notes from around Major League Baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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Cardinals Vs. Brewers: Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder Losses Set Opening Day Tone

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers get ready for an NLCS rematch—with two first basemen looming large.

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