The Bottom Line: Shelby Miller retired the first 11 batters of the night before giving giving up three consecutive hits and a run. Errors by Miller and Matt Adams let the Brewers score in the 5th. A sharp comebacker off Ryan Braun‘s bat in the 6th inning got Miller on the right shin, who finished pitching the inning but came out of the game right after.
In the bottom of the eighth, Mark Reynolds lost track of the number of outs and missed a double play opportunity. Two batters later, Jon Jay singled in the first run of the game. The Cardinals then successfully challenged an out at first and Matt Holliday was awarded a single, loading up the bases. Next batter Matt Adams was walked, tying the game at 2.
The teams were at a stand still for the next 5 innings until Tony Cruz hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th.
What’s Next: John Lackey (2-2, 5.05 ERA) will start after eight days of rest after getting ejected for arguing the strike zone with an umpire and then missing his Tuesday start due to fatigue. Cincinnati Reds’ rookie starter David Holmberg (1-1, 6.00 ERA) got his first career win in his last start and looks to spoil the Cards’ bid for the division.