Brewers hold off Cardinals for 6-5 victory

St. Louis Cardinals Tommy Pham beats the throw to New York Mets catcher Travis D'Arnaud at home plate in the first inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on August 23, 2016. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Domingo Santana and Jonathan Villar homered in the sixth inning, and center fielder Keon Broxton made a leaping catch over the wall for the final out in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

Corey Knebel pitched the ninth for his 30th save. He allowed a leadoff single to Yadier Molina, struck out the next two batters, and ten watched Broxton snag Randal Grichuk’s deep blast to end the game.

Chase Anderson (8-3) gave up two hits _ both homers _ in six innings, three earned runs, struck out six and walked two to improve to 4-0 in nine starts at Miller Park this season.

Santana hit his 22nd homer of the season and Villar’s was his 10th, giving Milwaukee a franchise-record nine players with at least 10 homers in a season.

St. Louis fell 2{ games behind the second-place Brewers in the NL Central despite two home runs from Tommy Pham.