Brewers' Suppan Shutdown Cardinals In Emotional Game For St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals absorbed a 7-to-1 loss at Milwaukee in their first game since Cards reliever Josh Hancock was killed in a car crash.

The Brewers observed a moment of silence for Hancock, whose jersey hung from the Cardinals' bullpen. The Cardinals will wear patches with Hancock's number-32 on their sleeves for the rest of the season. Pitcher Tyler Johnson held one of Hancock's jerseys during the national anthem.

The emotional loss was too much for Scott Spiezio, who told manager Tony La Russa to pull him from the lineup.

Prince Fielder hit a solo homer and scored twice for Milwaukee. Johnny Estrada and Kevin Mench each had two R-B-Is to support former Cardinal Jeff Suppan, who is 4-and-2 following a complete-game eight-hitter.

Kip Wells slumped to 1-and-5, giving up seven runs in six innings.


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