The Milwaukee Brewers finally won a series from the St. Louis Cardinals, taking two of three with a 2-1 win at Miller Park on Thursday. Prior to Thursday, the Cardinals had won 13 straight series at Miller Park dating to July 2012.
Matt Garza, who came off the disabled list after recovering from a lower leg strain, allowed just one run over 5 2/3 innings to pick up the win. Jacob Barnes, Anthony Swarzak and Corey Knebel, who notched his 20th save, finished up for the Brewers.
Garza allowed Greg Garcia’s RBI single in the fifth inning, one of only four hits he allowed on the day. That tied the game 1-1, but the Brewers bounced back in the bottom half to retake the lead, collecting three straight two-out singles from Travis Shaw, Hernan Perez and Keon Broxton to put the Brewers on top for good.
Broxton also took away a home run in the second inning from Jose Martinez, leaping high over the wall in right center to snatch a would be home run. [Read more…]