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Miller Park

Cardinals beat Brewers, 6-3; Nelson takes liner off head

MILWAUKEE Along the way to a series sweep of Milwaukee and an enriching night for starter John Lackey, the Cardinals, like everyone else gathered Thursday at Miller Park for a ballgame, stood or winced in silence, unsure what they had just seen. In the third inning of a game that was not yet the 6-3 victory the game became, rookie Tommy Pham drilled a pitch from Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson right back at the young pitcher. The line drive drilled Nelson in the head. The carom went far enough on the fly that Pham, hesitant to run at all, was able to reach second for what would be an RBI double. At second, he removed his batting helmet, squatted and put his head in his hands. Nelson was...