National League Game Summary - St. Louis at Milwaukee
(Saturday, June 11th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 5, St. Louis 3
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Corey Hart capped off a four-run sixth inning
with a two-run double, as the Milwaukee Brewers took down the St. Louis
Cardinals, 5-3, in the second test of a three-game series.
Rickie Weeks hit a two-run homer in the sixth for the Brewers, who won 8-0 in
the series opener on Friday. Prince Fielder added a solo homer.
Zack Greinke (6-1) gave up three runs on seven hits over seven innings to pick
up the win. He also struck out nine and walked zero. Since losing his Brewers
debut on May 4 at Atlanta, allowing five runs -- four earned -- in four
innings of an 8-0 loss, Greinke is 6-0 in seven starts -- all Milwaukee wins.
"We played a great game tonight," Greinke said. "There was a lot of energy in
the field and a lot of nice plays behind me."
Lance Berkman hit a solo homer for the Cardinals, who have lost three of four
since a four-game winning streak. Daniel Descalso and Yadier Molina had an RBI
Chris Carpenter (1-6) allowed five runs on five hits over six full frames to
suffer the loss.
Fielder put the Brewers ahead 1-0 with a solo homer to center in the second
St. Louis tied the game in the fourth, when Colby Rasmus hit a two-out single
and scored on Molina's double to left.
Carpenter and Greinke combined to retire the next 12 batters in order. Berkman
stopped the streak with a solo homer to left-center field with two outs in the
Milwaukee promptly responded with four runs in the home sixth to take the
lead. Greinke led off with a single and crossed the plate on Weeks' homer to
right. Fielder and Casey McGehee worked two-out walks, and Hart brought home
both runners with a double to right-center field. Craig Counsell flied out to
end the inning, but not before the Brewers took a 5-2 lead.
"He made two mistakes in that inning. He got a ball up to Weeks and a ball up
to Hart and it was four runs," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said of
The Cardinals got a run back in the seventh. Skip Schumaker hit a one-out
double and scored on Descalso's double down the left-field line to make it
Kameron Loe tossed a scoreless eighth and John Axford pitched a perfect ninth
to record his 17th save of the season.
St. Louis took two of three meetings from Milwaukee in early May, but the
Brewers have won 10 of the previous 15 matchups in this series...Carpenter
fell to 4-5 lifetime against the Brewers...Greinke is unbeaten in five
starts at home (4-0). He improved to 4-2 in his career versus St. Louis...
The Brewers are 24-9 at home this season...Cardinals first baseman Albert
Pujols extended his hitting streak to nine games...The Cardinals were without
outfielder Allen Craig (bruised/lacerated right knee).
06/11 22:44:44 ET
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