National League Game Summary - St. Louis at Milwaukee|
(Saturday, September 21st)
Final Score: St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 2
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Matt Adams hit a two-run homer in the first
and scored during St. Louis' five-run eighth inning, as the Cardinals topped
the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 at Miller Park.
The NL Central-leading Cardinals maintained a two-game advantage in the
division standings while reducing their magic to number for clinching a
playoff spot to one.
Lance Lynn (14-10) picked up his first win since Aug. 4 after limiting the
Brewers to a run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings. Lynn, who was 0-5 in his
previous eight outings, struck out seven and walked four.
"Once he found that groove, and you could tell found that four-seamer, it was
a completely different game," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.
Adams' homer was one of four hits given up by Yovani Gallardo (11-10). The
Milwaukee right-hander walked two and matched Lynn with seven punchouts in
seven innings of work.
"He hits mistakes," Gallardo said of Adams' homer.
Khris Davis knocked in both runs for the Brewers. A groundout with the
bases loaded halved Milwaukee's deficit in the first and he doubled home
Jonathan Lucroy in the eighth.
St. Louis, though, had broken the game open in the top of the inning.
After retiring the leadoff batter, reliever Rob Wooten gave up three straight
singles before issuing a bases-loaded walk to Yadier Molina. David Freese then
plated a pair with a single, and Daniel Descalso greeted Alfredo Figaro with a
Matt Carpenter hit his 54th double of the season in the fifth inning, breaking
Stan Musial's single-season Cardinals record for the most doubles by a left-
handed batter. Joe Medwick owns the overall single-season club mark with 64
doubles in 1936 ... Gallardo fell to 1-11 in 17 career starts against St.
09/22 00:58:33 ET