The Milwaukee Brewers rolled into St. Louis and grabbed their series opener with the Cardinals last night and they did it against the Cardinals
ace, Adam Wainwright.
Aramis Ramirez drove in runs with a home run and double and Jonathan Lucroy helped knock Wainwright out in the 6th with a bases loaded three run double to lead the Brewers offensively.
Wainwright entered the game with a 13-5 record and 1.92 ERA. But he hasn’t been able to solve Ramirez though. Aramis now has three home runs, eight doubles and eight rbi’s, to go along with a .415 batting average against Wainwright.
Wily Peralta won his 13th game of the season to tie Wainwright for the National League lead. Peralta (13-6) allowed two runs and five hits in
6 2/3 innings to win his fourth straight start. He’s given up two or fewer runs in all four, a stretch that started against the Cardinals back on July 13. In three starts against the Cardinals this season, Peralta is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA.
Zach Duke’s string of 16 consecutive scoreless outings ended when he walked two hitters and both scored on an extra base hit by Matt Carpenter. That made the score 7-4, so Brewers manager Ron Roenicke went to Francisco Rodriguez to get the final out and record his 32nd save of the season.
The Brewers moved 3-games up on the Cardinals in the National League Central with the victory. Pittsburgh is 2 1/2 games behind the Brewers.