St. Louis Cardinals defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 8-6

With a string of 322 consecutive games played, Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder has accomplished what he calls his primary objective, being available to play every day.

The 2010 season has been a bit of a different journey for Fielder, however. As one example, the three-run home run he socked in the first inning in Philadelphia on Sunday was Fielder's first with more than one runner on base.

Opponents always have pitched around Fielder when possible, but manager ...

There was plenty of blame to go around for the Milwaukee Brewers' disastrous eighth inning Monday afternoon against St. Louis.

Third baseman Casey McGehee failed to come up with a hot grounder off the bat of Albert Pujols that might have been turned into an inning-ending double play, preserving a 2-2 tie.

Reliever Todd Coffey picked up where he left off last week in Cincinnati, throwing batting practice.

Manager Ken Macha summoned Coffey even though he conceded la...