Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Mike Fiers gave Brewers manager Craig Counsell just what they needed Monday night.  After beating Arizona in 17-innings on Sunday, Fiers not only gave the Brewers a quality start, he held them without a run in six shutout innings.  The Brewers went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 in their series opener at Busch Stadium.

After Fiers, Jonathan Broxton, Neal Cotts, Jeremy Jeffress and Francisco Rodriguez finished up, giving the Brewers pitching staff 18-straight scoreless innings.

The Brewers only run came in the first inning when Jean Segura led off with a single, moved to second on a fielder’s choice from Ryan Braun and scored on a two-out single by Carlos Gomez.

Jaime Garcia then held the Brewers without a hit until Gomez reached on an infield single with one out in the seventh.

Rodriguez recorded his first save since May 18, getting Kolten Wong to ground out to first base to end the game.

The Brewers called up rookie pitcher Tyler Cravy from Class AAA Colorado Springs and he’ll start tonight in game two of the series against the Cardinals.  To make room for Cravy, the Brewers sent Tyler Wagner back down to Class AA Biloxi.

AUDIO: Mike Fiers said this close win over a 1st place team is a big confidence booster :17

AUDIO: Craig Counsell said Mike Fiers stepped up to save a fatigued bullpen :12

 

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