Yelich homers, Brewers beat Cards in key doubleheader opener

Christian Yelich homered, Brent Suter blended with Devin Williams and Josh Hader on a 5-hitter and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals Three-Zero within the opener of a doubleheader

ST. LOUIS — Christian Yelich homered, Brent Suter blended with Devin Williams and Josh Hader on a 5-hitter and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals Three-Zero within the opener of a doubleheader Friday.

Each groups are some of the 8 NL golf equipment nonetheless vying for 4 to be had postseason spots. Milwaukee pulled inside a recreation of St. Louis, which began the day in 2d position within the NL Central. The highest two groups in each and every department advance to the playoffs.

The Brewers and Cardinals also are in rivalry for the 2 NL wild playing cards up for grabs as they end the season with this five-game sequence.

Yelich’s 12th house run of the season within the 3rd gave Milwaukee a Three-Zero lead. It got here 3 pitches after Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty (Four-Three) crumpled to the bottom all over his supply of an Zero-2 pitch. Flaherty sat for roughly a minute, on occasion grimacing in ache, prior to resuming.

He lasted 5 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits. He additionally struck out 5 and walked 4.

Suter pitched two-hit ball over 4 innings, Williams (2-Zero) solidified his Rookie of the Yr resume with two tidy innings and Hader got here on for his 12th save in 14 tries.

The left-handed Suter struck out 4 and walked one in his longest time out of the 12 months. He hasn’t misplaced a choice since coming back from Tommy John surgical treatment in September of 2019, going 7-Zero in that span.

It’s the second one consecutive recreation the Brewers have got to Flaherty. He gave up 9 runs and 8 hits over 3 innings in an 18-Three loss Sept. 15 at Milwaukee.

The Brewers scored two times in the second one. Eric Sogard’s unmarried scored Daniel Vogelbach, and Keston Hiura got here in on Orlando Arcia’s groundout to 3rd.

“I began off neatly, just right first inning,” Flaherty mentioned. “Then Vogelbach walks, it’s simply now not a just right begin to the inning.”

Milwaukee additionally pulled off 3 double performs and St. Louis didn’t get a runner get previous first till Paul Goldschmidt doubled to guide off the 7th.

TOPSY TURVY

The Brewers had been slated to function the house workforce within the opener of the doubleheader however as an alternative will achieve this within the nightcap.

TRAINERS TABLE

Brewers: RHP Corbin Burnes used to be positioned at the 10-day harm listing with a left indirect pressure. He left Thursday’s recreation after pitching Three 2/Three innings all over which he gave up 3 runs and 6 hits in a Four-2 loss to St. Louis. INF Ryon Healy used to be recalled from the Brewers trade coaching web site to take the roster spot.

Cardinals: RHP John Gant confronted one batter in aid of Flaherty, throwing 5 pitches and giving up a unmarried to Hiura, prior to leaving with proper groin tightness. St. Louis positioned him at the 10-day injured listing after the sport and recalled RHP Nabil Crismatt.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Brandon Woodruff (2-Five, Three.43) goes after his first win since Aug. 25. He’s Zero-Three in his previous 5 begins, together with losing a Four-2 resolution Sept. 16 towards St. Louis when he pitched all seven innings within the opener of a doubleheader.

Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (Five-2, Three.05) has misplaced two of his previous 3 choices after beginning the season Four-Zero. His ultimate win got here towards Milwaukee on Sept. 16 all over which he went the gap within the first recreation of a doubleheader.

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