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ST. Glen Wesley Jersey Large . LOUIS -- Orlando Arcia is finding his balance.Domingo Santana and Arcia hit back-to-back homers as the Milwaukee Brewers continued their recent road dominance routing the St. Louis Cardinals 12-5 on Thursday night.Hernan Perez had four hits and three RBI for the Brewers, who won their season-high fifth straight on the road and have won seven of their last eight games.Youre always happy to be in a good streak, Arcia said through an interpreter. We try to keep it loose, we try to play games before the game just trying to keep everybody loose and just going out there and having fun.The Cardinals fell to 30-38 at home and dropped a half game behind the idle New York Mets for the second wild card spot.Santana and Arcia connected on consecutive pitches in the second inning. It was the seventh time Milwaukee hit back-to-back homers this season and the second time in four days as Chris Carter and Santana did it on Sunday at Pittsburgh.I just went out there looking for a pitch I could hit hard, looking for my pitch, Arcia said. I was able to get one and hit it hard and get it out.Perezs four hits matched a career high he set Tuesday against Chicago.Hes swinging the bat well, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. He just is getting in spots and tonight we had some runners on base when he was up. Hes making a lot of hard contact, solid contact.Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado has been pleasantly surprised by Perezs production in the clean-up spot.Hes earned his playing time this year and is putting up his numbers, Maldonado said. He doesnt try to do too much. Hes older and hes learning. Hes doing a good job.Arcia, who told reporters a couple of weeks ago that his balance was off in the batters box, had three hits and raised his average to .367 over his last 15 games.Just a lot of hard work, Arcia said. Just try to keep my same approach, up the middle and the other way and its starting to click.The bottom three hitters in the Brewers lineup reached eight times and scored six runs.Maldonados two-run home run in the sixth was his first since Aug. 13.Brewers right-hander Junior Guerra (8-3) needed 74 pitches to get through five innings in his second start back from the disabled list. It was his first career win against St. Louis in three tries.Jaime Garcia (10-12) struggled for the fourth time in his last five starts, losing a career-high fourth straight decision. He gave up five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings -- his third shortest outing of the season.As he came out in the first I thought it was going to be one of those days where we were going to see some really good balls on the ground, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. It seemed like some elevated balls got him. He had a good sinker. It just ended up being a rough one.Garcia entered the game with an 11-5 career record against the Brewers.Well there are some guys who hadnt faced him very often, Counsell said. He left some balls up and thats how youve got to get him. Youve got to get him with some balls up in the strike zone and we did a good job of it.Cardinals reliever Mike Mayers retired just two of the nine batters he faced, giving up six runs. He has given up 15 runs in 3 1/3 innings and has a 40.50 ERA.Kolten Wongs two-run home run in the fourth was the Cardinal second basemans third in his last six games. Jose Martinezs first major league hit in the eighth scored Jedd Gyorko.TRAINING ROOMCardinals: LHP Michael Wacha (right shoulder inflammation) and RHP Trevor Rosenthal (right shoulder inflammation) both had successful bullpen sessions Wednesday. . OF Matt Holliday (right thumb fracture) grabbed a bat for the first time Thursday. . IF Aledmys Diaz (right thumb fracture) went 0-for-4 in a rehab start at Double-A Springfield on Wednesday.UP NEXTBrewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson (7-13, 4.36 ERA) has made 12 quality starts this season. He is 0-6 with a 7.57 ERA in eight career games against St. Louis.Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (13-7, 3.07 ERA) leads all National League pitchers with 30 double plays induced. He is 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA in three starts this season against Milwaukee. Custom Glen Wesley Jersey . The nimble-footed quarterback got his wish, dashing through the snow and a weary defence all the way into the NCAA record book. Cheap Custom Hurricanes Jersey . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. http://www.customhurricanesjersey.com/ . On Mar. 16, coming off a "fight of the year" performance at UFC 154 the previous November, St-Pierre faced Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in what would be his eighth defence of the welterweight title. Using his superior athleticism, St-Pierre cruised to a five round, unanimous decision victory setting up a much-anticipated title defence against number one contender Johny Hendricks. OKLAHOMA CITY -- Wichita States Daishon Smith went up, then went up some more before uncorking a powerful dunk that gave the Shockers momentum against Oklahoma.The 6-foot-1 Smiths jam over 6-7 Kristian Doolittle gave the Shockers a 55-50 lead with 8:28 remaining and provided the spark the Shockers needed to hold on for a 76-73 win Saturday afternoon in the All-College Classic.He just got up so high, and bam, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said. He threw it down. Those are things that Im not accustomed to. I dont know the degree of difficulty that had, but it looked like a pretty impressive play by a young man whos just starting to feel how good he can be and understand the impact he can have on our team and our season.Smith finished with 13 points after going scoreless in the first half, and was named outstanding player. Zach Brown scored 17 points and Darral Willis added 12 for the Shockers (9-2), who won their fourth straight.Wichita State shot just 39.7 percent from the field, but the Shockers made up for it by holding Oklahoma to 30.8 percent shooting.Jordan Woodard matched a career high with 28 points, Christian James scored 15 and Rashard Odomes added 10 for the Sooners (6-3).A tough ballgame, Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. I thought both clubs fought like crazy for 40 minutes.Woodard made a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left to cut the Shockers lead to a point, but Brown made two free throws at the other end to seal the win.Wichita States margin would have been larger, but the Sooners outscored the Shockers 27-17 from the free-throw line. Oklahoma made 14 free throws in the first half to take a 39-37 lead at the break.I thought, to be down two points, as poorly as we played in the first half -- this is very winnable, Marshall said. Wholesale Custom Hurricanes Shirts. We just need to go out and take it to them. Dont be afraid. Dont play on your heels. Play with swagger. Play with determination and toughness. I thought we were better at that in the second half.BIG PICTUREWichita State: The Shockers had already lost to Louisville and Michigan State, so beating Oklahoma, even without last years firepower, is significant.I think this will be an NCAA Tournament team, Marshall said of Oklahoma. When you see these guys on film, youre like, `Man, theres so much young talent. But its young talent.Oklahoma: The Sooners needed a good non-conference win after losing to Wisconsin on Dec. 3. They could have used this one in case they are on the bubble in March.QUOTABLEMarshall, on Smiths game-changing athletic talent: Hes got that type of ability, and he shows it more and more. Hes really starting to hit his stride, and play really well as a young player in our program.STAT LINESThe teams took turns missing heaves from the NBA 3-point line at Chesapeake Energy Arena, where the Oklahoma City Thunder play. Wichita State made 9 of 28 and Oklahoma made 6 of 21.UP NEXT:Wichita State hosts Oklahoma State on Dec. 17. The Cowboys are one of the nations highest-scoring teams and will test the Shockers.Oklahoma hosts Memphis on Dec. 17. The Sooners get another crack at claiming a non-conference win over a big-name program.---Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP . ' ' ' 

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