The St. Louis Cardinals complete the sweep of their day/night doubleheader against Milwaukee, downing the Brewers 5-2 Saturday night at Busch Stadium to give Cards’ starter Anthony Reyes his first win of the season. The Cards had won the afternoon contest 7-6, scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th.
The Cardinals wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, putting 3 runs across in the 1st inning.
Milwaukee got one back in the 2nd and another in the 6th on Corey Hart’s 16th homer of the season.
The Redbirds picked up a couple of insurance runs in the bottom of the 7th. David Eckstein, who led off with a double, was sacrificed to third, then scored on Albert Pujols’ single. Pujols stole second and scored on Juan Encarnacion’s single.
Starter Reyes (1-10) pitched 6 innings, allowing only 2 earned runs on 2 hits. Jason Isringhausen pitched a perfect 9th inning to ean his 20th save. Milwaukee starter Chris Capuano (5-7) pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing 4 earned runs on 6 hits to take the loss.
The Cardinals and Brewers close out their weekend series Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Kip Wells (4-13) pitches for the Redbirds against Milwaukee’s Yovani Galardo (3-1).