The Milwaukee Brewers scored 5-runs in the 5th inning last night and went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 in their series opener at Miller Park.
The Brewers lead in the National League Central Division over the Cardinals has grown to a season high 3 1/2 games.
Nyjer Morgan capped off the Brewers 5-run outburst with a 3-run double, giving Milwaukee it’s 7th straight win. The Brewers improved to 5-2 against the Cardinals this season.
Zach Greinke surrendered a 2-run home run to Matt Holliday in the first inning. He then settled down to work six innings for his 9th (9-4) win of the season.
The Brewers continue to win home games at an amazing rate. They improved to 40-14 at Miller Park
Another good pitching matchup is on tap tonight. The Brewers send Shaun Marcum (10-3 3.33ERA) to the mound against Cardinals left hander Jaime Garcia (10-5 3.14ERA). The Brewers are just 11-13 against left-handed starters this season.