Brewers top Cardinals 3-2Wisconsin Sports
- The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cardinals 3-to-2 in Saint Louis last night.
ST. LOUIS - The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cardinals 3-to-2 in Saint Louis last night.
The Brewers scored all their runs in the third inning. Prince Fielder drove in the first run while grounding into a double play with the bases loaded. And then Casey McGehee hit a two-run homer to provide the winning margin.
The Cardinals threatened in the eighth, when John Axford threw a wild pitch that scored a run. But he got John Jay to strike out and Matt Holliday to ground out. And then Axford threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn his 18th save in 20 chances. Dave Bush got his first win since July 25th, giving up a run on four hits in six innings with a walk and three strikeouts. Bush is now 6-10. Jaime Garcia took the loss, giving up three unearned runs in six frames while striking out six. He’s now 10-6.
Ex-Brewer Felipe Lopez committed two errors at third base in the second-and-third innings. Albert Pujols hit a solo shot for Saint Louis, which has lost three straight for the first time in almost a month. And it put the Cardinals two games behind first-place Cincinnati in the National League Central.
The Brewers won their third game in their last eight, and they’ll close out their series at Saint Louis this afternoon. Left-hander Randy Wolf faces Cardinals’ right-hander Adam Wainwright.