Brewers Rally Against Cardinals in NLCS Opener

8 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, October 09 2011 Oct 9, 2011 Sunday, October 09, 2011 6:51:00 PM CDT October 09, 2011 in Sports
By: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE - The barbs already were flying. Come Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers bashed the St. Louis Cardinals with their bats.

Needing a rally in the NL championship series opener, Milwaukee turned to its power duo of Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder, then got a key hit from Yuniesky Betancourt to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6. Braun launched a two-run, 463-foot homer in the first inning and added a two-run double during a six-run burst in the fifth. Fielder hit a two-run homer and the typically light-hitting Betancourt added a two-run homer to cap the big comeback.

At least for one game, the bitter rivals avoided any on-field confrontations in their first postseason matchup since the 1982 World Series.

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