The Brewers had been shut out in 32 innings before Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer off reliever Trevor Rosenthal in the eighth that made it a 3-2 game at Busch Stadium on Sunday. The Brewers didn’t stop tying the game in the ninth and winning it with a Jonathan Lucroy homer in the tenth.
Braun’s second home run of the season snapped a 39-inning shutout streak for St. Louis pitchers. The Brewers had not scored since the second inning Tuesday against the Cubs and had lost three in a row.
Milwaukee tied it in the ninth on a leadoff single by Carlos Gomez and an RBI double by Yuniesky Betancourt off Mitchell Boggs. The Cardinals’ closer-for-now left without retiring a batter and blew his second save in five chances.
The Cardinals jumped out to a 3-0 lead thanks to Matt Adams’ hot bat. Adams had a solo home run and a single in four at-bats. Adams has homered in three straight games and has a hit in all five games he has played.
Adams is batting .611 (11-for-18) with three homers and eight RBI.
Matt Holliday had an RBI single and Yadier Molina an RBI double for the other Cardinal runs.