Milwaukee Brewers defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 8-2

St. Louis - To be sizzling hot as a team for nearly a month during the gauntlet of a major-league season, many things have to go right.

But it almost always starts with one particular facet of the game.

"No. 1 is starting pitching," Milwaukee Brewers infielder Craig Counsell said. "Every day, it has been solid. That does so many things for a team."

Left-hander Manny Parra became the latest to get the job done Sunday, pitching six effective innings as the Brewers p...