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Brewers 1, Cardinals 3: Pitching duel doesn't go Milwaukee's way

The Brewers forced extras, but couldn't pull out a win.

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Win: Siegrist (7-1)
Loss: Thornburg (0-2)
Save: Rosenthal (44)

HR: Davis (21), Heyward (12)


The one inevitable truth in baseball is that Cardinals pitchers are going to be very good. Sometimes it's older guys who come in and are magically fixed and have a renaissance year. Sometimes it's a young pitcher who meets and/or exceeds any expectations for them. Carlos Martinez is looking like that latter category.

Martinez continued an excellent year with eight innings of one-run ball against the Brewers. Milwaukee's only run came on a Khris Davis homer in the fifth inning. Martinez struck out nine, allowed four hits, and gave up just two walks.

Even still, the Brewers almost won as they forced extra innings. Ariel Pena, though he didn't stretch a long start, gave up just one run in five innings on four hits and three walks. He also struck out five. From there, Corey Knebel, Will Smith, Jeremy Jeffress and Francisco Rodriguez kept the game tied.

But, in the 10th inning, Tyler Thornburg allowed a two run homer to Jason Heyward and that was that. The Cardinals won their 90th, the Brewers lost their 82nd and so it goes so it goes so it goes.