Brewers finally deal the Cards in rare win
St. Louis (WITI) — It wasn’t easy, but the Milwaukee Brewers were able to finally beat the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, 6-4 in 10 innings.
The win came after the Brewers had lost 7 of 8 games to the Cardinals this season. It also was only their third win of the month. St. Louis took the lead in the 2nd inning when Pete Kozma singled off of Brewers’ starter Marco Estrada. Estrada then walked in another run putting the Brewers in a 2-0 deficit.
However, in the 3rd, Jean Segura tied the game up with a triple to center field. The next batter, Ryan Braun singled him in giving the Brewers their first lead, 3-2. In the 5th inning, Braun delivered another RBI single pushing Nori Aoki across the plate extending the Brewers lead to 4-2.
The Cardinals would knock Estrada out of the game in the 6th inning when they tied the game up with 2 runs. The Brewers’ bullpen didn’t allow any runs.
John Axford, who got the win, was able to hold off the demons that he’s been battling all season, even when the Cardinals loaded the bases in the 9th. Axford got out of the jam by striking out Daniel Descalso to send the game to extra innings.
The Brewers then scored 2 runs in the top of the 10th when Jeff Bianchi, who was starting in place of a struggling Rickie Weeks, singled in Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Gomez giving the Brewers a 6-4 lead.
Jim Henderson pitched a perfect 10th to earn the save. On Sunday, the Brewers will look to win 2 of 3 in St. Louis before returning to Miller Park.