Lance Lynn (1-1) held the Milwaukee Brewers to a run and six hits in five innings on Wednesday night. Lynn combined with six St. Louis relievers as the Cardinals held on for a 4-2 win at Busch Stadium.
Lynn pushed his April record to 13-2 since 2012, the best record in the majors during that time period.
Wily Peralta (0-1) took the loss, allowing four runs on 10 hits over five innings for the Brewers.
The Brewers are off to a 2-6 start and continue to struggle at the plate. Last night, they went 3 for 14 with runners in scoring position.
Making matters worse, the Brewers lost center fielder Carlos Gomez in the 9th inning with a hamstring injury. Gomez was injured while after beating out a play at first base. Gomez is undergoing testing today and won’t play in the series finale against the Cardinals this afternoon.
The Cardinals scored twice off of Peralta in the first inning when Matt Holiday’s single to right drove in a pair.
The Cardinals added two more runs in the fourth inning to account for their offense.
Trailing 4-1 in the 9th, Ryan Braun drove in a run with a single off of Trevor Rosenthal.
Mike Fiers pitches the final game of the series this afternoon for the Brewers.