The Bottom Line: The Cardinals took three of four in the series, extended their lead to five games, pushed the Brewers into a tie with the Pirates, and have now won eight of their last nine. Adam Wainwright threw 100 pitches in a complete victory and seemed to be headed for a shutout until Carlos Gomez managed an RBI single in the bottom of the 9th. Matt Carpenter, Peter Bourjos, and Jhonny Peralta each collected 2 RBIs and had multiple hits. Peralta reached a milestone 1500 career hits.

Peter Bourjos
Peter Bourjos

Wainwright Back to His Old Self? After going 2-4 with a 5.17 ERA in August, Adam Wainwright won his first two starts in September, including his gem today.

What’s Next: The Cardinals head off to Cincinnati where Shelby Miller (8-9, 4.00 ERA) will face off against Dylan Axelrod (1-1, 3.18 ERA).