Kyle Lohse finally beat the St. Louis Cardinals, and the win didn't come that easily.
Lohse beat the Cardinals in his fourth try this season and Sean Halton knocked in a career-high three runs to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat St. Louis 6-3 Tuesday night.
''They made me work for it,'' he said after improving to 3-5 in nine outings overall against his former team. ''I felt like I threw a lot of really good pitches and they kept battling them off, fouling them off, taking close ones.''
Lohse had his best major league season in 2012 when he went 16-3 with a 2.88 ERA in 33 starts with St. Louis. The Cardinals did not try to re-sign him and he became a free agent.
Lohse said the win was just like any other even if it snapped a five-game losing streak against the Cardinals.
''I don't put any more emphasis on any one game over the other,'' he said. ''I went out there and tried to do what I'd been doing.''