Wainwright goes the distance as Cards down BrewersAug 5, 2012 - 3:45 AM
Wainwright (9-10), who went the distance for the second time this season, yielded five hits and struck out seven without allowing a walk.
"What I really liked about tonight was how sharp he was with his fastball," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "In the past, we've seen a lot of breaking balls be the difference-maker. But I thought he was an artist with his fastball and painting both sides (of the plate)."
Yadier Molina had a two-run single during a four-run third inning, helping the Cardinals win for the eighth time in their last 11 contests.
Mark Rogers (0-1) gave up seven hits and five runs over five innings in Milwaukee's second straight loss following a three-game winning streak.
"Everything they hit was perfectly-placed, whether it was a ground ball in between us, and there were some bloops to center that really hurt him," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.
Ryan Braun drove in the only run for the Brewers, who have lost a season-high eight straight road games.
Carlos Gomez doubled to start the game and he scored on Braun's sacrifice fly to center.
The Cardinals tied the game on Beltran's 25th homer of the year in the second on a video review call that was overturned. Beltran's ball caromed off the right field wall and he raced into third with a supposed triple.
A separation of padding on the wall and the LED board above it resulted in two different rulings. Since Beltran's hit bounced off the LED portion, it was considered a home run.
Back-to-back doubles from Daniel Descalso and Wainwright in the fourth gave the Cardinals the lead. Wainwright's hit went to the gap in left-center. Allen Craig's base hit to left, past the dive of shortstop Cesar Izturis, plated Wainwright for a 3-1 advantage, and the Cardinals continued the rally after singles from Matt Holliday and Beltran.
With the bases full and two outs, Molina lined a single over the head of a leaping Izturis.
Jay homered to right in the sixth.
St. Louis has won 13 of the last 18 regular season meetings...Members of the 1982 World Series champion Cardinals, who defeated the Brewers in the 1982 Fall Classic were honored as part of a 30th anniversary celebration prior to the game...Wainwright is 8-6 in 24 appearances (17 starts) against Milwaukee.
- MILWAUKEE: 1
ST. LOUIS: 6
Aug 4 9:45 PM
- Jon Jay one-out, solo Home Run (3) to right. Daniel Descalso due up.
Brewers 1, Cardinals 6 Bot 6, 1 OutAug 4 9:10 PM
- Yadier Molina singled to left scored Allen Craig and Matt Holliday. On the play, Carlos Beltran advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Jon Jay due up.
Brewers 1, Cardinals 5 Bot 3, 2 OutsAug 4 8:22 PM
- Matt Holliday singled to center. On the play, Allen Craig advances to second. Runners on first and second with one out and Carlos Beltran due up.
Brewers 1, Cardinals 3 Bot 3, 1 OutAug 4 8:17 PM
- Rafael Furcal grounded out pitcher to first. On the play, Adam Wainwright advances to third. Runner on third with one out and Allen Craig due up.
Brewers 1, Cardinals 2 Bot 3, 1 OutAug 4 8:14 PM
- Carlos Beltran lead-off Home Run (25) to right. David Freese due up.
Brewers 1, Cardinals 1 Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 4 7:50 PM
- Ryan Braun sacrifice fly out to center scored Carlos Gomez. None on with two outs and Corey Hart due up.
Brewers 1, Cardinals 0 Top 1, 2 OutsAug 4 7:32 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 0
ST. LOUIS: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Aug 4 7:27 PM
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