The Milwaukee Brewers earned a split of their Wednesday doubleheader with the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park, dropping the opener 4-2 before rebounding to win the nightcap 6-0.
Using a bullpen by committee in the game two victory, four relievers combined to blank the Cardinals on just two hits. The Brewers scored four runs in the first inning, led by Ryan Braun’s 3-run homer. It was the 350th home run in Braun’s career.
The Brewers also scored a pair of runs in the first inning of game one, giving them six in the opening frame in the doubleheader. That’s one more first inning run than the five that the Brewers accumulated in the opening frame the first 46 games of the season.
Lefty Brent Suter started game two and tossed three scoreless innings. Freddy Peralta earned the victory, pitching the fourth and fifth before Devin Williams and Eric Yardley closed out the shutout. [Read more…]