St. Louis Cardinals flip the script on Milwaukee Brewers
Lance Lynn dominant as Cards edge Brewers
A second-inning single accounted for the only offense either team mustered, as the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Milwaukee Brewers by a 1-0 final one night after falling to the Brew Crew by the same score at Busch Stadium.
Mark Reynolds took the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the second and deposited it into center field, scoring Randal Grichuk from second. The St. Louis first baseman was thrown out trying to stretch his base hit into a double, ending the inning with the Cardinals up 1-0.
Lance Lynn pitched into the eighth for St. Louis (34-18), striking out five and scattering five base hits. The right-hander walked just one, throwing 118 pitches in his 8 2/3 shutout innings of work – marking the ninth time in 11 outings Lynn has pitched at least six innings in a start this season.
Milwaukee right-hander Tyler Cravy made his first start of the season for the Brewers, but came out on the wrong end of Tuesday’s game, despite allowing the lone run on four hits across seven innings of work. The righty struck out six and walked two in the loss.
Grichuk went 2-for-3 to lead the Cardinals’ offense, helping St. Louis increase their lead in the National League Central after the Cubs fell to the Marlins, 5-1. Trevor Rosenthal nailed things down in the ninth for his 16th save of the season, which trails only Drew Storen of the Washington Nationals.
Milwaukee out-hit the Cardinals 7-to-4 in the contest, as Jonathan Lucroy added a pair of base hits for the Brewers (18-35), who are now 16 1/2 games back of the first-place St. Louis club.