Cardinals rookie relievers Kevin Siegrist Seth Maness and Trevor Rosenthal and veteran Edward Mujica all pitched out of jams they inherited in successive innings from the fifth through the eighth and the Cardinals managed to hold off the Milwaukee Brewers 8-6 to win the series finale and the series today at Miller Park.

Righthander Jake Westbrook was a much better hitter than a pitcher. His two-run double was the big hit of a six-run second inning against Milwaukee lefthander Tom Gorzelanny.

But the veteran was unable to last even five innings to qualify for the win after being given a 7-0 lead.

Over his last five outings Westbrook has been roughed up for 30 earned runs in 26 innings and would seem very doubtful to make his next scheduled start on Monday against Cincinnati at home. He gave up nine hits and four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings today.

Siegrist who gained his second win stranded the bases loaded in the fifth Maness left a man in scoring position in the sixth Rosenthal left two men on in the seventh and Mujica after hitting the first batter he faced closed down a bases-loaded threat in the eighth.

The ninth was not much gentler for the Cardinals’ bullpen as Mujica posted his 33rd save in 35 tries. He appeared to hurt himself after getting the first out of the inning but stayed in and allowed a home run to Logan Schafer and then a double to Yuniesky Betancourt before retiring the final two hitters.

Mujica said he had been bothered by discomfort in his upper back near his right shoulder and did not injure himself today. He said "I'm not concerned" but that opinion was not necessarily universally shared.