Cards beat Brewers 4-2 in weekend finale


John Gast got his second career major league win this season as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2.
May 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Gast (64) shakes hands with catcher Yadier Molina (4) as manager Mike Matheny (22) walks out to remove him from the game during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated Milwaukee 4-2. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
The Cardinals spotted four runs in the fourth inning and that was enough to win the game.

Gast pitched 5.1 innings, allowed 4 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, and struck out five batters. He was followed by Seth Maness and Trevor Rosenthal in relief. Maness gave up two runs in the 6th inning but the runs were earned by Gast as he allowed those hitters to reach base.

Edward Mujica pitched the 9th inning for his 13th save this season. Mujica’s ERA is 1.42 after not allowing a run since giving up one on May 2nd against the Brewers.

Carlos Beltran started off the fourth inning with a single. After Matt Holliday flied out to right, Allen Craig singled on a liner to left.

Yadier Molina singled and drove in Beltran for the first run of the game. Jon Jay followed that up with a double that scored Craig. David Freese then singled on a liner to right that drove in Molina.

It got interesting after that. With one out, Pete Kozma stepped up to the plate. On the 2-1 pitch, Kozma bunted an 82 m.p.h. changeup to Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse, scoring Jay.

Two batters later, the fourth inning was over and the damage was done.