Brewers fall 4-3 against Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS — Matt Carpenter and Stephen Piscotty hit two-run homers in the fourth, Carlos Martinez pitched seven solid innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Friday night.

St. Louis trailed 3-0 when Martinez started the winning rally with a two-out single that was followed by Carpenter’s 19th home run, a walk to Kolten Wong and Piscotty’s 21st homer.

Martinez (14-7) gave up nine hits and two earned runs and was helped by three double plays. He improved to 3-0 in four starts against Milwaukee.

Jimmy Nelson (7-14) allowed both homers and five hits in six innings and fell to 0-7 in eight career starts against St. Louis.

Seung-Hwan Oh worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his 17th save in 20 chances.