Segura, Brewers rally in 9th but fall to Cardinals

Associated Press Published: September 9, 2012
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura decided to stay positive throughout his struggles at the plate the past five weeks.

That approach paid off Sunday as he got a career-high three hits in the Brewers' 5-4, 10-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Segura came into the game hitting .210 and left with a .238 mark.

"That's what I'm all about, staying positive no matter what happens," he said. "You just keep working hard and everything will be OK."

Segura, who went 3 for 3, was called up from Double-A Huntsville on Aug. 6. He has made 24 starts at shortstop.

Segura walked in the first inning and his RBI single with two outs in the fourth brought the Brewers within 4-2.

The Brewers, who have won 15 of 20, tied it in the ninth when Segura doubled with one out and Norichika Aoki hit a two-out, two-run homer off closer Jason Motte. The two-strike drive barely cleared the right-field wall.

Plus, Segura turned in a pair of nice defensive plays, which impressed manager Ron Roenicke.

Allen Craig hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th as the Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep.

The Cardinals broke a three-game losing streak and avoided a three-game sweep. St. Louis held onto its slim lead for the second NL wild-card spot.

The loss slowed the Brewers, who were trying to reach the .500 mark for the first time since April 24.

"We played a really good game today, they just came through with a really big hit," Roenicke said. "I'm OK with the three games we just played."

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