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Brewers' bats silent in St. Louis

The Milwaukee Brewers only got three hits Tuesday night in a 6-1 loss at St. Louis.

Corey Hart had a double plus a single that drove home Joe Dillon, who singled for Milwaukee's only other hit.

The game was tied in the fifth when Skip Schumacher and Chris Duncan put the Cardinals in front for good with a pair of run-scoring singles.

Center-fielder Gabe Kapler, the Brewers' hottest hitter, sat out after hurting his right shoulder while chasing fly balls in batting practice.

Left-fielder Ryan Braun was told to rest and relax after going just 3 for his last 25.

Of the eight Brewer position players who started, only Hart and Jason Kendall were hitting better than .222 after the game.

The Cardinals didn't want Prince Fielder to erupt from his 3 for-23 slump so they walked him four times.

Dave Bush dropped to 0-3, giving up three runs on six hits in six innings with two walks and five strikeouts.

Braden Looper got the win despite walking five in five innings.

Relievers Kyle McClellan, Ryan Franklin, and Anthony Reyes held the Brewers hitless in the final four frames.

The Brewers ended a two-game winning streak and have now lost four of their last six.

Milwaukee and St. Louis will play again tonight (Wednesday) at Busch Stadium. Right-hander Carlos Villanueva faces Cards' righty Adam Wainwright