Yost gets tossed while Sabathia goes 4-0 as Brew Crew blanks Cards
The Milwaukee Brewers now have a two-game lead for the National League Wild Card, after shutting out the Cardinals in St. Louis last night 3-0.
C.C. Sabathia took a no-hitter into the sixth-inning and he tossed a three-hitter for his third straight complete game - the longest such streak by a Brewer since 1994, when Cal Eldred went the distance four straight times.
Sabathia struck out seven, walked two and threw 106 pitches. He's now 4-0 since being traded from Cleveland earlier this month.
Ryan Braun and J.J. Hardy hit solo shots as the Brewers tied a 12-year-old team record by homering in their 19th straight game.
Braun went 4-5 and fell a double short of the cycle.
Brewers' Manager Ned Yost was booted in the fifth for arguing a check-swing strike when Prince Fielder fanned.
Braden Looper took the loss for the Cardinals, who have now dropped all three of their Milwaukee contests so far.
The Cards have fallen to three games out of first in the N-L Central, while the second-place Brewers remain a game behind the Chicago Cubs, who won at Arizona Thursday night.
Milwaukee will go for its eighth straight victory when it wraps up the Cardinal series tonight (Thursday). Right-hander Ben Sheets will face Redbirds' righty Todd Wellemeyer.