Halton, Brewers best CardinalsSep 13, 2013 - 6:34 AM St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Sean Halton smacked a two-run homer and drove in three in the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the finale of a three-game set.
Tyler Thornburg (2-1) fanned six and surrendered two runs on three hits and two walks over six innings for Milwaukee, which dropped the first two tilts of the series.
"We played a good game today. There were a lot of good things that happened," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.
Jim Henderson gave up a run in the ninth, but still got credited with his 25th save of the year in the triumph.
Joe Kelly (8-4) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and a walk over five frames for the Cardinals, who had their five-game winning streak snapped.
"My stuff felt good, I just missed on a couple pitches," Kelly said.
Kelly, who was gunning for his sixth straight win, has been tremendous for the Cardinals since moving to the rotation July 6. He went 8-0 with a 2.10 ERA in 11 outings prior to Thursday's start.
St. Louis is tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates atop the NL Central Division.
The Brewers jumped out to a 4-0 lead after plating a run in the first, second, and two more in the fourth.
Aramis Ramirez's RBI groundout in the first and Halton's RBI single in the second staked Milwaukee a 2-0 margin before Halton cracked a no-out, two-run shot into the seats in left for the Brewers' four-run cushion in the fourth.
St. Louis cut the deficit in half following a two-run home fourth.
Jon Jay singled and Matt Holliday brought him home with a double down the left field line. Holliday moved to third on Carlos Beltran's flyout to right and scored when David Freese lifted a sacrifice fly to right to make it 4-2.
Milwaukee added an insurance run in the ninth when Norichika Aoki ripped an RBI triple that scooted past Jay in center to up the margin to 5-2.
Matt Adams belted a two-out solo blast in the home ninth, but Tony Cruz lined out to right and end the contest.
The Brewers were 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position, while the Cardinals finished 0-for-3 with RISP ... St. Louis is still 12-4 this season against the Brewers.
- MILWAUKEE: 5
ST. LOUIS: 3
Sep 12 11:22 PM
- Tony Cruz lined out to right to end the game.
Sep 12 11:18 PM
- Matt Adams two-out, solo Home Run (13) to right. Tony Cruz due up.
Brewers 5, Cardinals 3 Bot 9, 2 OutsSep 12 11:16 PM
- Norichika Aoki triple to center scored Yuniesky Betancourt with one out. Runner on third and Scooter Gennett due up.
Brewers 5, Cardinals 2 Top 9, 1 OutSep 12 11:02 PM
- David Freese sacrifice fly out to right scored Matt Holliday with two out. None on and Matt Adams due up.
Brewers 4, Cardinals 2 Bot 4, 2 OutsSep 12 9:46 PM
- Matt Holliday double to left scored Jon Jay with none out. Runner on second and Carlos Beltran due up.
Brewers 4, Cardinals 1 Bot 4, 0 OutsSep 12 9:43 PM
- Sean Halton one-out, two-run Home Run (2) to left scored Carlos Gomez. Jeff Bianchi due up.
Brewers 4, Cardinals 0 Top 4, 1 OutSep 12 9:27 PM
- Sean Halton single to center scored Logan Schafer with none out. Runner on first and Jeff Bianchi due up.
Brewers 2, Cardinals 0 Top 2, 0 OutsSep 12 8:44 PM
- Aramis Ramirez ground out short to first scored Scooter Gennett with two out. Runner on second and Carlos Gomez due up.
Brewers 1, Cardinals 0 Top 1, 2 OutsSep 12 8:24 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 0
ST. LOUIS: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Sep 12 8:16 PM
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