St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez tossed eight innings of 5-hit, shutout ball to knock off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-0 on Memorial Day at Miller Park.
The loss is the fourth straight to the Cardinals in Milwaukee and the eighth in the teams’ last ten games dating back to last season. The Cardinals dominance of the Brewers at Miller Park has been a frustration for the players. St. Louis is now 76-47 all time at Miller Park.
The Brewers were 5-0 behind Junior Guerra this season but a lack of timely hitting and shoddy defense ended that streak. The Brewers were shutout for the fourth time this season and the second time by the Cardinals.
Guerra (3-1) lost for the first time this season, pitching into the seventh inning. He allowed four runs (three earned) on 8 hits. In his last four starts, Guerra is 2-1 with a 2.22 ERA with 27 strikeouts and nine walks.
The Brewers put two runners on base in the third and sixth innings, but Carlos Martinez pitched his way out of it. Martinez improved to 5-5, earning his first win since April 26.
Wily Peralta pitches game two of the series for the Brewers tonight at Miller Park.