Cardinals Win Sixth Straight, 3-2, Knock Brewers Four Games Back
The red hot Cardinals won their sixth straight game, a thrilling 3-2 win at Milwaukee on Thursday night. Yadier Molina’s two run single in the first inning gave the Cards a 2-0 lead. Kolten Wong increased the lead with a run scoring single in the third to make it a 3-1 game.
Michael Wacha pitched three innings, allowing one run. He was on a 50 pitch count. It was Wacha’s first start since June 17th, having been out with a shoulder issue. The Cardinals bullpen took it from there and got several great defensive catches in the game from Jon Jay and Peter Bourjos to preserve the slim 3-2 lead.
Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his 42nd save of the year. The Cardinals now lead the second place Brewers by four games in the NL Central division race with 22 games left in the regular season.