St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Yadier Molina tallied three hits and two runs
scored, while Daniel Descalso added two hits, two RBI and a run scored as
the St. Louis Cardinals downed the Milwaukee Brewers, 9-3, in the opener of a
Joe Kelly (2-4) slapped the go-ahead RBI single in the fourth and surrendered
three runs on 10 hits and two walks for the Cardinals, who have won seven of
their last 10 contests.
Randy Wolf (3-8) had a two-run single for Milwaukee, but allowed five runs on
nine hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings. The Brewers had their three-game
winning streak snapped.
The Brewers jumped ahead after plating three in the second, but the Cardinals
took the lead following a four-run fourth.
Allen Craig led off the frame with a single and Carlos Beltran's double two
batters later put runners on second and third with one away. David Freese's
single to center plated Craig and Beltran.
After Molina flied out, Descalso laced a double to left, bringing home
Freese. Kelly then helped himself and singled home Descalso two batters later
for a 4-3 Cards edge.
A pair of Milwaukee miscues led to two Cardinal runs in the sixth and the home
team added three more in the eighth.
In the sixth, Molina stole third and scored on Martin Maldonado's throwing
error. Shane Robinson, who reached with a single, scored on Corey Hart's
fielding error at first during Skip Schumaker's at-bat, pushing the margin to
Craig had an RBI groundout in the eighth, while Descalso and Holliday picked
up run-scoring singles to make it 9-3.
Earlier with two outs and the bases loaded in the second, Wolf lined a two-run
single to left and Norichika Aoki snuck a run-scoring base hit through the
hole on the left side to give Milwaukee a 3-0 lead.
Wolf dropped to 9-10 in his career against the Cardinals...St. Louis was 5-
for-12 with runners in scoring position, while Milwaukee finished 2-
for-12...Molina's steal was his second this year.
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