8:05 PM ET, September 25, 2007
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
• Summary: Prince Fielder became the youngest player in major league history to hit 50 home runs in a season and the Brewers crept closer to the Cubs in the NL Central.
• Turning point: Fielder's three-run homer in the first gave the Brewers an early lead and he blasted his 50th in the seventh to make it a rout.
• Hero: Fielder joined his estranged father Cecil as the only father-son tandem to both hit 50 homers in a season.
• Unsung hero: Brewers starter Jeff Suppan threw eight innings to beat his old team.
• Hunt for October: Coupled with Chicago's loss in Florida, Milwaukee pulled within two games of first in the NL Central.
• Quotable: "You've got to look at who's saying it. Let's be honest, he's not really the brightest guy." -- Prince Fielder on some of his father's critical public comments
-- ESPN.com news services
Brewers 9, Cardinals 1
|Ruth, Mays ... put Fielder at the top of one list. Prince Fielder became the youngest player in MLB history to reach 50 home runs in a season.|
|Prince Fielder||23-139||2007, Brewers|
|Willie Mays||24-137||1955, Giants|
|Jimmie Foxx||24-317||1932, Athletics|
|Ralph Kiner||24-326||1947, Pirates|
|Mickey Mantle||24-334||1956, Yankees|
|Babe Ruth||25-231||1920, Yankees|
The magic number is derived by adding one to the number of remaining games and subtracting the number of games ahead in the loss column from the second-place team. Here's where the leaders stand:
|x-clinched playoff spot|
RHP Ben Sheets threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, but still had some discomfort in his strained left hamstring, manager Ned Yost said. The team still has not decided whether he will start Friday night against San Diego. ... C Johnny Estrada could be available for pinch-hitting despite having a torn medial meniscus in his left knee, Yost said.
Regular Season Series
|St. Louis leads 8-7 (as of Tue 9/25)|
|Sat 4/14||MIL 3, @STL 2||Recap|
|Sun 4/15||@STL 10, MIL 2||Recap|
|Mon 4/30||@MIL 7, STL 1||Recap|
|Tue 5/1||@MIL 12, STL 2||Recap|
|Wed 5/2||@MIL 4, STL 0||Recap|
|Fri 7/27||MIL 12, @STL 2||Recap|
|Sat 7/28||@STL 7, MIL 6||Recap|
|Sat 7/28||@STL 5, MIL 2||Recap|
|Sun 7/29||@STL 9, MIL 5||Recap|
|Tue 8/14||STL 12, @MIL 4||Recap|
|Wed 8/15||STL 8, @MIL 3||Recap|
|Thu 8/16||STL 8, @MIL 0||Recap|
|Mon 9/24||@MIL 13, STL 5||Recap|
|» Tue 9/25||@MIL 9, STL 1||Box Score|
|Wed 9/26||STL 7, @MIL 3||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Cardinals | Brewers|
|1st||R Weeks homered to left center.||0||1|
|1st||P Fielder homered to right, R Braun scored.||0||3|
|2nd||R Weeks hit sacrifice fly to center, D Miller scored.||0||4|
|4th||J Edmonds hit sacrifice fly to center, S Schumaker scored.||1||4|
|5th||B Hall homered to left center, P Fielder and G Jenkins scored.||1||7|
|7th||P Fielder homered to left, C Counsell scored.||1||9|
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|Stadium||Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI|
|Attendance||32,329 (77.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi|