ST. LOUIS — Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer and Shelby Miller dominated on the mound Tuesday night as St. Louis defeated Milwaukee 4-2 before 35,050 at sauna-like Busch Stadium. It was the Cardinals' fourth consecutive victory.
How it went
The game was scoreless after 5 1/2 innings, and Brewers starter Wily Peralta had yet to allow a hit. But with one out in the sixth, Matt Carpenter walked. One out later, Holliday hammered an 0-0 offering from Peralta into the bleachers in left-center, 424 feet from the plate, for his 19th homer of the season. The Cardinals added to their lead in the seventh when Carpenter greeted reliever Michael Gonzalez with a soft single to center to score Matt Adams, who had singled against Peralta (9-15) and went to second on Peralta's wild pitch. Adams had an eighth-inning RBI single against Donovan Hand.
By the numbers
Miller (13-9) allowed no runs on five hits, walked two and struck out four, improving to 8-3 with a 1.76 ERA in 14 starts at home. ... The Cardinals remained one game ahead of second-place Pittsburgh in the NL Central. ... Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in a scoreless eighth. ... Edward Mujica pitched the ninth in a non-save situation and allowed pinch-hitter Logan Schafer's two-run homer.