April 24, 2014

Cardinals grab series opener from Brewers

Rookie right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly broke a 3-3 tie with a run scoring single and the St. Louis Cardinals went on to knock off the Milwaukee Brewers 9-3 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Kelly (2-4) broke a 3-start losing streak by allowing 3 earned runs and 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings. 

His first-pitch RBI single to left off of Randy Wolf (3-8) capped a 4-run outburst by the Cardinals in the fourth inning.

The Brewers scored 3-times in the second inning, jumping out to a 3-0 lead.  Wolf drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single.

Ryan Braun, who entered the game with a NL leading 29 home runs, had three hits including a pair of doubles, but the Brewers tied a season high with four errors, including the first in 51 games at first base for Corey Hart.

Game two of the series is tonight.  Mark Rogers makes his second start of the season for the Brewers.  The Cardinals will go with veteran Adam Wainwright.