Randy Wolf pitched eight innings and allowed just one run, while Prince Fielder and Corey Hart drove in two runs apiece as the Milwaukee Brewers opened up a five game lead over the Cardinals after Wednesday night’s 5-1 win at Busch Stadium.
Albert Pujols had a sacrifice fly in the first for the Cardinals, but is 0-for-8 in the series and 5-for-42 (.119) with only four RBIs against the Brewers this season.
Wolf retired the final 18 of his last 20 hitters with no walks and one strikeout. He allowed one run and five hits and pitched four 1-2-3 innings. He’s beaten the Cardinals his last two outings. Jake Westbrook walked five, but settled down after the first three innings when he allowed all three runs, but finishing up through eight innings.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was ejected by first base umpire Greg Gibson in the ninth for arguing a call at first. Pinch-hitter Josh Wilson was ruled safe on a sac bunt. “He missed a call and he didn’t think he missed it,” La Russa said. “That had very little to do with us losing the game. Short fuse, very undeserved ejection.”