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The Brewers were a major league-best 57-24 at home and 39-42 on the road.
"We play a lot better at home," Rodriguez said. "Definitely, tomorrow will be a good game and hopefully we can take it from them and go home and try to finish it."
The Cardinals' bullpen got a heavy workload for the fourth straight game after Lohse, pitching on 12 days' rest, failed to make it out of the fifth.
"I'm not going to blame it on the layoff," Lohse said. "We're professionals and we've got to get the job done. Tonight, we didn't do it."
Albert Pujols was a quiet 1 for 4 for St. Louis, which was 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position and is 0 for 15 after the first inning of Game 3.
"We've been in this situation, it's best two out of three," Pujols said. "We've got to win tomorrow because it's going to be tough in Milwaukee."
Lohse sailed through three innings and then allowed three doubles and three runs to his last eight hitters, and was charged with three runs in 4 1-3 innings. St. Louis relievers have worked 17 1-3 innings in the series.
Two of La Russa's moves paid off.
Bumped down one spot to fifth, Holliday hit his first postseason homer and doubled. Craig started in place of Lance Berkman, who was 3 for 32 lifetime against Wolf and had a minor right thigh bruise, and hit his first career postseason homer to make it 2-0 in the third.
Then Wolf shut it down.
"In the situation we're in now, everything is kind of magnified," Ryan Theriot said. "You've got the get those guys in when you have the chance to do it."
The Brewers tied it in the fourth with their first runs since the third inning of Game 3 on doubles by Prince Fielder and Hairston, and an RBI single by Yuniesky Betancourt. Braun's RBI single off Mitchell Boggs put Milwaukee in front in the fifth.
The Cardinals' streak of scoring in the first inning ended at five games when they went down in order.
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