The St. Louis Cardinals don’t have Tony LaRussa as their manager and
their top hitter from years past, Albert Pujols. But the Cardinals looked just as solid as ever, rolling to a 9-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday, grabbing 2 of 3 in the series.
St. Louis once again looked like a force to be reckoned with. Randy Wolf surrendered 3-runs in 5-innings and was saddled with the loss.
Lance Lynn pitched 2-hit ball into the 7th inning to win in just his third career start.
Lynn was slated to pitch out of the bullpen but started when Chris Carpenter was sidelined with a neck injury.
The only batter to do any damage off of Lynn was Corey Hart, who homered for the third time in the series. Hart homered twice in Saturday’s win. Ryan Braun also had a pair of hits, including his first home run of the season in the 9th.
The Brewers will travel to Chicago to open a 4-game series against the Cubs tonight. They’ll be facing their former coach, Dale Sveum. Sveum earned his first managerial win on Sunday in a 4-3 Chicago victory over Washington.
The game also marks the return of Aramis Ramirez to Chicago. Ramirez played for the Cubs before signing with the Brewers as a free agent.