04/26 17:00 CDT Lind homers, Brewers beat Cardinals for 2nd win in 12 games
Lind homers, Brewers beat Cardinals for 2nd win in 12 games
By JIM HOEHN
MILWAUKEE (AP) --- Adam Lind hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat
the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Sunday for just their second victory in the last 12
Milwaukee, off to the worst start in team history, improved to 4-15. Every
other team in the majors has at least six wins.
The Cardinals had won nine of 10. They headed back to St. Louis, where ace Adam
Wainwright will have an MRI on Monday to see how long his injured Achilles and
left ankle will sideline him --- there is speculation he could miss the rest of
St. Louis got 13 hits, but stranded a season-high 14 runners, including eight
in the first three innings.
Mike Blazek (1-0) pitched two innings for the victory. Starter Mike Fiers gave
up one earned run on nine hits and two walks in four-plus innings.
Lance Lynn (1-2) allowed six runs on 10 hits in five innings.
The Brewers took a 3-0 lead in third after Logan Schafer reached on infield
single that bounced off the back of Lynn and Gerardo Parra tripled. Cardinals
right fielder Jason Heyward appeared to stumble on Parra's hit and left the
game with left groin tightness, and was listed as day to day.
Lind then hit his third homer.
The Cardinals got a run back in the fourth when Jon Jay, who replaced Heyward,
singled with two outs. Jay moved up when Lind mishandled a pickoff throw and
scored on Jhonny Peralta's single.
Mark Reynolds, who played last season for Milwaukee, cut the lead to 3-2 with
his first home run to lead off the fifth, chasing Fiers.
The Brewers scored three times in the bottom half on doubles by Parra, Khris
Davis and Elian Herrera, and an RBI single by Hector Gomez.
Catcher Cody Stanley, called up from Triple-A to take Wainwright's roster spot,
made his major League debut as a pinch hitter to lead off the eighth and
singled. He later scored on Matt Adams' bases-loaded grounder.
Cardinals: C Yadier Molina was out of the lineup for the second straight day as
he recovers from getting hit by a foul tip on Friday. "He's feeling better,
even though we just need to go ahead and take at least another day," manager
Mike Matheny said. "He can hit, he can run, but squatting is the major issue
Brewers: CF Carlos Gomez is getting closer to ready to play when he's eligible
to come off the 15-day DL. "(Gomez) was really good running bases yesterday,"
manager Ron Roenicke said. "He is taking flyballs. He is doing all the things I
think he needs to do to be ready. We will just see where the timing is. He
should be close." Gomez went on the DL on April 16 with a strained right
Cardinals: RHP John Lackey gets the start as the Cards return home for a
four-game series against Philadelphia after a six-game road trip. He is 1-0
with a 4.34 ERA in three starts.
Brewers: Jimmy Nelson, 1-1 with a 1.35 ERA, will be making his fourth start to
open a three-game series at Cincinnati. The 25-year-old right-hander has been
one of the few bright spots this season, giving up no more than two runs in any