MILWAUKEE — Stephen Piscotty scored on a
throwing error in the ninth inning after Carlos
Martinez struck out a career-high 13, leading the
St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5
on Monday night.
With two on and nobody out in the
ninth, Yadier Molina dropped down a bunt. Reliever
Tyler Thornburg (5-5) threw to third base for a
force out, but Jonathan Villar's throw to first was
wild, allowing Piscotty to score.
After Martinez held Milwaukee to one run over six
innings, the Brewers scored four runs in the seventh
to take a 5-3 lead. St. Louis tied it in the eighth
on a two-run homer by Randal Grichuk off Corey
Milwaukee Brewers' Scooter Gennett tosses his bat
after striking out to end the third inning.
Seung Hwan Oh pitched a perfect ninth for his
14th save. Miguel Socolovich (1-0) pitched 1 2/3
scoreless innings to pick up his first win.
Jedd Gyorko and Kolten Wong each hit solo home
runs for the Cardinals.
Martinez allowed four hits and walked two while
throwing 98 pitches. He's allowed exactly one run in
three straight starts.
Orlando Arcia began the four-run seventh with a
homer off Matt Bowman. Villar had an RBI double, and
then Milwaukee went ahead on an RBI infield single
by Scooter Gennett. The Brewers sent 10 batters to
the plate against three relievers during the inning.
St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty reacts as he
scores from second on a wild throw on a bunt by
Yadier Molina during the ninth inning.
The Cardinals took the lead on a sacrifice fly by
Wong in the fourth. Gyorko homered in the fifth and
Wong hit a solo shot in the fifth for a 3-1
Brewers starter Zach Davies (10-7) matched his
career high with nine strikeouts but gave up three
runs and seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.
The Cardinals recalled LHP Dean Kiekhefer from
Triple-A Memphis to fill the roster spot of RHP Mike
Leake, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Milwaukee Brewers' Scooter Gennett can't handle the
throw as St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong steals
second during the eighth inning.
Cardinals: Leake's placement on the disabled list
is retroactive to Aug. 22. He is eligible to return
Sept. 6. With Leake sidelined, rookie RHP Alex Reyes
will remain in the rotation for at least one more
Brewers: Brewers RHP Junior Guerra (right elbow)
will return from the disabled list to start Friday
Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (9-8, 4.67 ERA)
will look to continue his career dominance of the
Brewers on Tuesday. The veteran is 13-8 with a 2.23
ERA in 33 games against Milwaukee.
Brewers: RHP Wily Peralta (5-9, 5.87) will make
his 18th start of the season when he faces the
Cardinals on Tuesday. Peralta is 1-2 with a 3.52 ERA
in four starts since being recalled from Triple-A
Colorado Springs on Aug. 8.