Rookie Jeff Bianchi's bases-loaded single with two outs in the 10th against Joe Kelly scored two runs Saturday night and lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals before 42,410 at Busch Stadium.
How it went
The Cardinals left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth against John Axford. The Brewers then struck against Kelly, who yielded singles to Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez to start the 10th. Jonathan Lucroy grounded out to third as Ramirez took second. After an intentional walk to Carlos Gomez, pinch-hitter Jordan Schafer hit into a fielder's choice, with Braun being forced at home. But Bianchi jumped on the first pitch from Kelly (0-2), grounding it sharply into center to give the Brewers the go-ahead runs. Pete Kozma, pinch-hitter Ty Wigginton, Matt Carpenter and Jon Jay had consecutive two-out singles in the sixth for the Cardinals, tying the game at 4. Kozma's RBI single in the second was followed by a bases-loaded walk by pitcher Lance Lynn that gave Cardinals a 2-0 lead against Estrada. Milwaukee took the lead in the third with three two-out runs. Jean Segura had a two-run triple and Braun followed with an RBI single. Braun added another RBI single in the fifth to make it 4-2.
By the numbers
The Cardinals fell to 0-3 in extra innings this season. ... Lynn allowed four runs (earned) on eight hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. ... Jim Henderson pitched the 10th for Milwaukee, posting his eighth save. ... Jay has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games. ... Kelly's ERA climbed to 7.36. ... Axford picked up his first victory of the season in four decisions. ... All of the Cardinals runs came with two outs.