Coverage of tonight's Cards and Brewers can be heard on Newstalk 97.3 WTIM beginning at 5:30pm.
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Lucroy drove in two runs to push
the Milwaukee Brewers past the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-1, to avoid being swept
in the three-game set.
Aramis Ramirez had three hits and drove in a run, while Carlos Gomez and Lyle
Overbay each had an RBI for the Brewers, who snapped a two-game skid. Wily
Peralta (2-0) surrendered only one run on six hits with three strikeouts
across 6 1/3 innings.
Allen Craig's solo home run accounted for the St. Louis' lone run. Yadier
Molina and Jon Jay had two hits apiece for the Cardinals, who entered the game
with four straight wins.
Cardinals starter Joe Kelly (1-1) exited the game in the fifth inning with a
leg injury. He laid down a bunt and grabbed his hamstring after getting thrown
out at first base to end the frame. He immediately called the team's trainer
and limped off the field.
The right-hander allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts in four
innings before exiting the game. Seth Maness took the mound in relief of the
"I definitely tweaked it. I called the trainer over to let him know and I came
out of the game," said Kelly, who will not travel with the team but head back
to St. Louis for an MRI on Thursday.
The Brewers opened the scoring in the third. Logan Schafer reached on a
fielding error and moved to second on Wily Peralta's sacrifice bunt. Gomez's
line drive to center scored Schafer to give the Brewers their first lead of
With two-outs in the fifth, Wily Peralta reached first on a line drive that
deflected off shortstop Jhonny Peralta's glove. Maness then walked Gomez and
allowed a groundball single to Jean Segura to load the bases. Lucroy brought
two runners home on a hard grounder to right field.
Ramirez then hit the first pitch he saw for a single to left, bringing Segura
home and making it a 4-0 game.
St. Louis got on the board after Craig smacked a solo shot over the right
field wall to make it a 4-1 game in the sixth.
The Brewers loaded the bases in the eighth with no outs. Cardinals reliever
Pat Neshak entered the game and walked Overbay to make it a 5-1 game. Neshak
got Schafer to ground into a force out that got Davis out at home. Rickie
Weeks and Gomez struck out to end the inning.
Francisco Rodriguez entered the game in the ninth for the Brewers and allowed
two hits before working out of a one-out jam with runners on second and third
to end the game.
Ryan Braun was not in the lineup for the Brewers ... The Cardinals went 1-
for-7 and left eight runners on base ... The Brewers will travel to Pittsburgh
on Thursday to start a four-game set against the Pirates ... St. Louis will
open a four-game series opposing the Nationals in Washington on Thursday.