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Yovani Gallardo gave Brewers a chance

Righty survives shaky first to keep Milwaukee close, but team still falls into 2-1 hole

Updated: October 13, 2011, 9:52 AM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- When Yovani Gallardo took the mound at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night, the Milwaukee Brewers had good reason to think that their ace would match the St. Louis Cardinals' one in Chris Carpenter. Gallardo had thrown two great games in the first round (including the Game 5 clincher) and seemed poised to throw another.

But the Cardinals came out swinging and Gallardo came out flat, with the first five batters reaching and four eventually scoring. And those were all the runs St. ...

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