The St. Louis Cardinals won for the seventh time in the last nine games, taking the finale of a three game series from the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 at Miller Park Wednesday. With the win, the Cards moved a game ahead of the Brewers atop of the NL Central.
Jason LaRue’s single in the top of the sixth inning that plated Nick Stavinoha proved to be the game winner. Stavinoha drove in the other St. Louis runs as the team won the last two contests in the three-game set. Joe Thurston had two of the Cards’ seven hits. Todd Wellemeyer allowed two runs on six hits and struck our five over five plus innings. Ryan Franklin recorded the last four outs to pick up his 12th save of the season.
The Cardinals take Thursday off before heading west to start a series with the San Francisco Giants on Friday.