Cards Hang on to Beat Brewers 6-5

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The Cardinals scored six runs in the third inning, but had to hang on to beat the Brewers 6-5 on Thursday night in Milwaukee. The Cards scored all six runs with two outs in that 3rd inning. Allen Craig’s two run single made it a 2-0 game. Then Yadier Molina’s single made it 3-0. David Freese broke an 0 for 16 slump with a run scoring single to make it a 4-0 game. Pete Kozma closed out the scoring with a two run single to left.

Jake Westbrook started on the mound for the Cards and allowed just one run over six innings. Then the Cardinals bullpen took over. Joe Kelly allowed two runs before Mitchell Boggs came in and walked both Brewers batters he faced. Trevor Rosenthal allowed one run as Milwaukee closed to 6-4. New Cardinals closer Edward Mujica allowed one run in the 9th inning. before finally closing out the game for his 7th save. The win goes to Jake Westbrook, the 100th win of his career.