MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers will spend the All-Star break in sole possession of first place in the National League Central Division - just barely. The Brewers ended a seven-game losing streak by crushing the Saint Louis Cardinals 11-2 yesterday at Miller Park. The Cards moved into a tie with Milwaukee for the division lead on Saturday. But the Brewers used a season-high tying 19 hits and a solid start from Wily Peralta to go ten games above .500 at the break at 53-43. Milwaukee now has the second-best record in the National League at a half-game behind the L-A Dodgers. Peralta struck out five in seven innings, giving up an unearned run on three hits. He improved to 10-6. Khris Davis homered, Carlos Gomez drove in three runs, and Elian Herrera went 5-for-5 for Milwaukee. The first four hitters in the Brewers lineup - Gomez, Scooter Gennett, Ryan Braun, and Aramis Ramirez - went 11 for 17 in the game with seven R-B-I's. Ex-Milwaukee catcher George Kottaras drove in a run for Saint Louis with a ground-out. Carlos Martinez took the loss, giving up four runs in four innings. He's now 2-4. Gomez, Ramirez, and Jonathan Lucroy will start for the National League in Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Minneapolis, and reliever Francisco Rodriguez will join them. The Brewers' next game is on Friday night at Washington.