Despite late-inning wobble, Brewers walk away with 6-5 victory to split series with Cardinals

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MILWAUKEE — With a chance to make an early-season statement against the reigning division champs, the Cardinals had to overcome themselves and Milwaukee’s heralded bullpen. They nearly did one. They could not do both. The Cardinals scored two runs in the eighth inning to narrow a game that seemed out of reach when they let Milwaukee walk all over them. The Cardinals walked a batter with the bases loaded to break an early tie, and two more walks contributed to the Brewers’ pull-away inning in the seventh. Closer Josh Hader buzzed through the muscle of the Cardinals’ order to cinch the 6-5 victo…

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