Cardinals fall in extra innings to Brewers


With bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning and two outs, Daniel Descalso struck out swinging in a tie game. The St. Louis Cardinals would go on to give up 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning and lose 6-4.
May 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter (13) throws to first to complete the double play as Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun (8) slides during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
The Cards go on the board early with 2 runs in the second inning to take a 2-0 lead on a single from Pete Kozma that scored Allen Craig and a bases loaded walk to Matt Carpenter that scored David Freese.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Pete Kozma would score on a Matt Carpenter single give the Cardinals their third run of the game. However, at this point, they were rallying to come back in the game as the Brewers spotted three runs in the third inning and a fourth run in the fifth inning.

Ty Wigginton would score the Cardinals final run of the night when Jon Jay singled to left field.

Everything was going as well as it could in the bottom of the ninth inning. With two outs, it looked as if the Cardinals would work that 9th inning magic. Matt Holliday hit a ground rule double. Allen Craig walked to place runners on first and second. Yadier Molina was intentionally walked to load the bases with two outs. With the winning run at third, Descalso just could not get it taken care of.

The Cardinals would give up 2 runs in the top of the tenth inning and didn’t do anything in the bottom half of the frame.

Joe Kelly (0-2) picked up his second loss of the season.