Jeremy Jeffress

Brewers' playoff hopes dashed after Cards rally for 7-6 win

Early on, the Milwaukee Brewers were doing everything they could to keep pressure on Colorado.

By the time their game was over, though, there was no reason to care about what happened at Coors Field.

The Brewers were eliminated from playoff contention Saturday when they squandered a six-run lead in a 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, handing baseball's final postseason spot to the Rockies.

Milwaukee reliever Anthony Swarzak gave up a tying, two-run single to Stephen Piscotty in the eighth inning and a go-ahead single to Harrison Bader. Milwaukee tried to rally in the ninth, but Brett Phillips struck out with a runner on second to end it.

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