The Milwaukee Brewers got a very important victory on Saturday night, pulling back to within half a game of the Cardinals for the NL Central lead with a 3-2 victory over St Louis in 10 innings.
It was a pitcher's duel for most of the game as reigning NL Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes and Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright went toe-to-toe all game long. Burnes finished with 7 strong innings, scattering four hits, allowing just one run and striking out six. Wainwright went 9 innings, allowing just three hits, one run, and struck out eight.
The first hit Wainwright allowed didn't come until the 7th inning when Andrew McCutchen finally broke up the no-hit bid by the 40 year old Wainwright.
The Cardinals answered in the bottom of the 7th with an RBI double from Nolan Gorman to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead. However, Milwaukee would answer right back on a first pitch home run from Luis Urias to tie the game at 1.
Taylor Rogers and Devin Williams covered the 8th and 9th innings to get the game to extras where Hunter Renfroe laced a triple to the opposite field to give the Brewers a 2-1 lead. Kolten Wong would follow with a sacrifice fly to add some insurance and Milwaukee had a 3-1 lead.
It was Matt Bush getting the call for the bottom of the 10th. He allowed one run to score, but that insurance run proved key and Bush was able to hold down the save from there and secure the 3-2 victory.
The Brewers will try to win the series and retake the division lead in the rubber match on Sunday. Aaron Ashby gets the ball for the Crew opposite Miles Mikolas for the Redbirds.