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|Brewers Beat Cards as Hoffman Gets 600th Save
|MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Trevor Hoffman added another milestone to his illustrious career, earning his 600th save Tuesday night by closing out the Milwaukee Brewers' 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Four people were ejected, including a fan, on a night that ended with Hoffman being carried off the field by his teammates.
The 42-year-old reliever, baseball's career saves leader, lost his job as the Brewers' closer in May after a string of bad outings. But he's pitched better of late and has been getting ninth-inning work as the team tried to get him to No. 600.
The right-hander entered in the ninth to his traditional music, "Hells Bells" by AC/DC, and gave up a bloop single to Colby Rasmus. Pinch-hitter Randy Winn then grounded into a double play.
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