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MILWAUKEE -- Zach Duke retired the only batter he faced, birthday boy Adam Wainwright turned the page on a disappointing year and the St. Under Armour Shoes Discount . Louis Cardinals strengthened their hold on the final NL wild-card spot.Duke stranded the bases loaded with a strikeout in the 10th inning after Randal Grichuk hit an RBI single in the top half of the inning, lifting the Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night.St. Louis added a game to its lead in the wild card and is now 2 1/2 up on the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets.Seung Hwan Oh (4-2) pitched out of a jam in the ninth to get the win. Duke got his first save with the Cardinals by entering to strike out pinch-hitter Manny Pina after Matt Bowman walked three batters.The Cardinals Jhonny Peralta led off the 10th with a single off Corey Knebel (0-2) and moved to third on Yadier Molinas ground-rule double. Jeremy Hazelbaker, who pinch ran for Peralta, scored the winning run on Grichuks flare to right.Wainwright dueled with Milwaukees Wily Peralta for seven innings, and they left a 1-1 game for the bullpens to settle.It was a resurgent performance for Wainwright, who began his 35th birthday by watching video of his younger self and deciding to make some changes.Step one: Pant legs up.Step two: Stop throwing like an old man.I changed everything up. I went pants up, and I went stirrups, Wainwright said. I watched all my good games. It was just obvious how much more aggressive my delivery was.Wainwright retired the first nine batters until Jonathan Villar singled leading off the fourth. Wainwright gave up three hits and one run in seven innings. He struck out seven and didnt walk a batter.That was the best fastball hes had all year, Matheny said. I think he wanted to prove that turning 35 isnt that big of a deal.Wainwright missed most of last season with a torn Achilles tendon.Thirty-four was a bad year for me, he said. Im 35 now. Ive turned over a new leaf.Neither team had a hit until the fourth and neither scored until the sixth.St. Louis Jedd Gyorko broke the scoreless tie with a two-out home run in the sixth. The Cardinals have homered in 19 consecutive games, tying a franchise record set in July 2006.Martin Maldonados run-scoring double tied it in the bottom of the inning.Peralta retired the first nine batters before surrendering a single to Matt Carpenter, who led off the fourth.Peralta has pitched well since being recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Aug. 8 after struggling earlier in the year. He gave up three hits and one run in seven innings, walking one and striking out a season-high 10. It marked the second time in his career that he reached double digits in strikeouts.Peralta had not gone more than six innings in a game this season.When youre throwing the ball good, your confidence is always going to be high, Peralta said. Since Ive come back, Ive been able to execute the pitches when I want to.The Brewers put two runners on in the ninth, but Oh struck out Chris Carter to end the threat. Milwaukee has lost six straight, all at home.TRAINERS ROOMCardinals: SS Aledmys Diaz has been sent to the teams facility in Jupiter, Florida, as he recovers from a hairline fracture in his right thumb that occurred in July. Diaz could serve as a designated hitter in a minor league rehab assignment sometime this week but still must go through more tests before he begins throwing.Brewers: INF Will Middlebrooks (lower leg strain) was activated from the disabled list and outrighted to Triple-A. Middlebrooks can refuse the assignment and become a free agent. It didnt look like there was going to be playing time for him in September, manager Craig Counsell said.UP NEXTCardinals: Luke Weaver (1-1, 3.60 ERA) will make his fourth major league start and first against the Brewers. He earned his first win in his last start against Oakland on Friday.Brewers: Matt Garza (4-6, 4.89) is 4-5 with a 4.25 ERA in 13 career starts against St. Louis. He surrendered seven runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss at St. Louis on July 1. Under Armour Shoes Sale ., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., took sixth spot on Saturday in pairs at the NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. Cheap Under Armour Shoes Australia . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. . He says so-called TRT is only one problem and he wants to go even further than the ban. "Its about time," St-Pierre told reporters at a promotional event in Montreal on Friday. "I think its a good thing.Jurgen Klopp took charge of his first Liverpool game against Tottenham in October and he faces them again on Saturday Night Football. Ahead of the eagerly-anticipated Anfield encounter, we examine the Germans first six months at the helm… When assessing Jurgen Klopps start to life at Liverpool, last weekends 3-2 defeat to Southampton feels like a fitting place to start. The Reds were buoyant after motoring into a two-goal lead through Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge, but a second-half collapse saw them leave St Marys Stadium empty-handed.The topsy-turvy encounter encapsulated the good and the bad of Klopps reign. For every step forward there has been another in the opposite direction, and on the face of it, progress has been minimal. Liverpool were 10th when he took over; they are ninth now. They averaged 1.50 points per game under Brendan Rodgers; they average 1.52 now. Klopp, though, sees positives as well as negatives. Two things are important, he said in the aftermath of the Southampton defeat. We didnt get the points and thats not too good, but on the other side, we saw how well we can play football, which we should not forget. Liverpool under Rodgers v Liverpool under Klopp Under Rodgers Premier League 2015/16 Under Klopp 8 Games played 21 1.50 Points per game 1.52 1.00 Goals scored per game 1.76 1.25 Goals conceded per game 1.43 10.25 Shots per game 10.90 9.76% Shot conversion % 16.16% 52.21% Average possession 58.64% 107.9km Average distance per game 114.1km The first half at St Marys was certainly not the first time Liverpool have shown just how devastating a Klopp team can be. After all, it is only a few months since they blitzed Southampton 6-1 at the same ground in the Capital One Cup - a competition they were only a penalty shoot-out away from winning at Wembley.There have been scintillating victories in the Premier League too. The 3-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in October was the first glimpse of Klopps favoured brand of heavy metal football, but it was their thrashing of Manchester City three weeks later that really set the pulses racing. Liverpools Martin Skrtel celebrates scoring Liverpools fourth against Man City Manuel Pellegrinis side were top of the table after a strong start to the season, but Liverpools high-intensity, high-pressing performance left them stunned. Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were at the heart of it, contributing a goal each in a whirlwind 25-minute spell in the first half, and the 4-1 scoreline made it Citys heaviest defeat at the Etihad Stadium.The first 30 or 35 minutes were as good as anything I can remember, not from Klopp or any Liverpool team, but in the Premier League, said Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher. It was like the Red Arrows watching Liverpool, they were just running through people all the time. Klopps Liverpool also count Manchester United among their victims having eased to victory over Louis van Gaals side in the last 16 of the Europa League. The 3-1 aggregate triumph kept Klopps hunt for silverware alive after the disappointment of the Capital One Cup final defeat to City, and their progress was rewarded with a quarter-final showdown against his old club Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund desperate to beat Klopp Borussia Dortmund are eager to beat their former boss, says Mats Hummels. In the Premier League, however, a record of nine wins, five draws and seven losses highlights their ongoing inconsisstency. Under Armour Shoes Australia. . Klopp has overseen dismal defeats to the likes of Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Watford, and the Reds have now lost more points from winning positions than any other Premier League side (15).Injuries have bitten hard and the defensive issues have not gone away either. Liverpool are actually averaging more goals conceded per game than they were under Rodgers at the start of the campaign, and they rank first in the Premier League for individual errors leading to opposition shots. Premier League 2015/16: Most errors leading to shots Team Errors Liverpool 28 Arsenal 27 Aston Villa 27 Swansea 24 The capacity to self-destruct remains a serious cause for concern, but Klopp is taking the rough with the smooth and looking to the long-term. We are not in a perfect position but we are in a good way, he said in February. I have no problem getting a few knocks and having a few beautiful moments along the way. We are preparing for the future. Jurgen Klopp has already formed a strong bond with his Liverpool players Klopp has already sought to address Liverpools defensive issues with the addition of Schalke defender Joel Matip, who will arrive on a free transfer at the end of the campaign, and there are likely to be plenty more new arrivals as he tailors the team to his liking this summer. Liverpool interested in Gotze Liverpool are interested in signing Bayern Munichs Mario Gotze, say Sky sources. There is also encouragement to be taken from how Liverpools existing players have embraced Klopps high-intensity style. In his first game in charge against Spurs in October they became the first team in 2015/16 to outrun Mauricio Pochettinos men, and Premier League tracking data shows they have covered an average of 114.1km per game compared to 107.9km under Rodgers. Liverpool managers Premier League win percentages Manager PL win percentage Roy Hodgson 35% Kenny Dalglish 43% Brendan Rodgers 52% Jurgen Klopp 43% Defender Kolo Toure has described the attitude of the players as the biggest change under Klopp, and the increased intensity has been obvious. We have to work more and of course its a new style for us but we are adapting to it, Coutinho told Sky Sports in February. Were very happy with him since he arrived, he has changed the teams style of play and now were playing better, added Firmino. Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring for Liverpool against Manchester United So while Liverpools points tally is lower than Klopp might have envisaged when he first took the job, there is plenty of evidence to suggest he is making his presence felt. The 48-year-old has stressed the need for patience in his first season in charge, but a top-four finish is not beyond them and they are still in the mix for the Europa League.The outlook might not be as cloudy as it appears for Liverpool, and Tottenhams visit to Anfield on Saturday Night Football gives Klopp the chance to show that they are on the right path.Watch Liverpool v Tottenham live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 5pm on Saturday Also See: Rush impressed by Klopp Liverpool eyeing Gotze Sturridge must prove fitness ' ' '


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