The Milwaukee Brewers jumped out in front 5-4 in the 7th on a home run by Aramis Ramirez but they couldn’t hold it, falling to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 in the series opener at Miller Park.
The Cardinals answered with 4-runs in the 8th inning, sending the Brewers to another loss. St. Louis not only won for the 9th time in 11 games overall, but for the 9th time in 11 games against the Cardinals this season.
Brandon Kintzler gave up 5-straight singles in the 8th as the Cardinals came back.
With the win, the Cardinals stay just 1-game behind the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Central Division title race.
Manager Ron Roenicke turned 57 years old on Monday.
Juan Francisco struck out 4 times for the second straight game last night. He became just the third player in the majors to do that this season. So far on the home stand, Francisco is 1 for 17 with 13 strikeouts.
Kyle Lohse (8-8, 3.17) pitches against his former team tonight. The Cardinals counter with Lance Lynn (13-6, 3.89).