Matt Carpenter has collected eight hits in the last two games in Milwaukee. On Tuesday night, he went 4-for-5, drove in two runs and scored four times as the Cardinals handed the Brewers a 10-3 loss. Matt Holliday added two more hits. Carpenter doubled, singled and tripled twice. Holliday singled twice, bringing home Carpenter both times. Jedd Gyorko slammed a three-run homer.
“When you feel good, you feel good,” Carpenter said. “I’ve had stretches during this year where I felt really good, was hitting balls right at people. Baseball has a funny way of working itself out.”
Wily Peralta continued to struggle in his home park. Peralta entered the game at Miller Park with a 8.76 ERA in Brewer home games. He allowed three runs on nine hits over five innings, while walking two and striking out two. Peralta is now 0-7 in his last eight starts against the Cardinals.
After a slow start to the season for Mike Leake, he has won four of his last five decisions and the Cardinals have won six of the last eight games he has started. Leake gave up two runs on five hits, walked one and struck out four over six innings. He gave up a homer to Jonathan Lucroy and an RBI double to Ryan Braun.