Khris Davis was having one of his toughest nights of his young career. Entering his final at-bat in the 12th inning, Davis was 0
for 5 with four strikeouts. But it was Davis’ run-scoring triple in the top of the 12th inning that led the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Davis later scored on a Mark Reynolds sacrifice fly to give the Brewers the final margin of victory.
Zach Duke (2-0) picked up the win with two innings of scoreless relief and Francisco Rodriguez notched his 12th save in as many chances. Rodriguez got Jhonny Peralta to fly out with two on to end the game.
St. Louis jumped out to a 3-0 lead when Allen Craig and Matt Holliday homered in the sixth inning off of Yovani Gallardo. But the Brewers tied the game in the 7th by scoring three-times. The last of the three runs coming when Aramis Ramirez was hit by a pitch by St. Louis reliever Pat Neshek. Ramirez left the game but x-rays on his injured elbow came up negative.
The Brewers lead the majors with 19 wins and have a league best 10-1 road record. They’ve won eight of their last 10-games.
The Brewers played without starters Ryan Braun (strained intercostal muscle) and shortstop Jean Segura (bruised cheek). Both are listed as day-to-day.
Kyle Lohse (4-1, 2.38) pitches game two of the series tonight against Lance Lynn (4-1, 3.30) of the Cardinals.