ST. LOUIS -- There is still one more game to be played in the shadow of the St. Louis arch, but the path to the World Series will go through Milwaukee.That was the big-picture implication of a 4-2 Brewers win in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday, a victory that evened the best-of-seven series at two games apiece and ensured the teams will meet again at Miller Park. Entering the night, it was the best possible scenario for baseball's best home team. "Obviously, the goal was to make sure we get an opportunity to go back home and play Game 6," said Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun, whose fifth-inning single drove in the go-ahead run. "If we didn't get to do it, it would have meant our season was over." Left-hander Randy Wolf ensured an extension with seven effective innings to tie an LCS at 2-2 for the first time in either league since the Cardinals met the Mets in 2006. These current NLCS combatants would have it no other way. They have now played 22 games in 2011, and each team has won 11. All said, only two runs separate them in those games.
Brewers 4, Cardinals 2