Whatever it is that makes the St. Louis Cardinals so comfortable inside Miller Park, it continued on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals broke open a 3-2 lead in the 7th and pulled out a 10-3 victory. Since Miller Park opened its doors, the Cardinals have posted a 77-47 record against the Brewers, including 30 wins in the last 40 games.
The Cardinals worked Wily Peralta’s pitch count to 97 through five innings, sending him to the showers early. Peralta has now failed to pitch at least six innings in nine of his 11 starts. He fell to 3-6 with a 6.51 ERA.
Matt Carpenter led the way for the Cardinals for the second straight night. Carpenter collected four hits for the second straight game, finishing a home run shy of the cycle. He had two triples, scored four runs and knocked in a pair.
Carpenter is also getting well against the Brewers. He entered the series hitting .241. After two games, he’s upped his total to .272.
The Brewers were able to keep the game close until the 7th when the Cardinals scored twice to make it 5-2, then blew the game open with a five-run eighth inning.
The Cardinals finished with 14 hits.
The Brewers will try to salvage the final game of the series with an afternoon game today.