Jon Jay homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth and Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso each hit home runs to lead the Cardinals to a 7-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.
Jay hit a three-run home run in the second, Craig connected for a solo shot in the sixth and Descalso put the Cardinals ahead with a two-run homer in the seventh.
Descalso hit his first homer of the season off reliever Tom Gorzelanny who came on for starter Yovani Gallardo. The Milwaukee right-hander looked liked he might pick up the win after Milwaukee went ahead 5-4 in the sixth.
The Brewers trailed by one in the eighth when they got one-out singles that put runners on the corners. Mike Matheny brought in Randy Choate. Norichika Aoki dropped a perfect bunt down as pinch-runner Jeff Bianchi raced home avoiding catcher Yadier Molina’s tag. Seth Maness, who picked up his first major league win, came on and got the Cardinals out of the jam, getting Jean Segura to hit into a double play.
Edward Mujica pitched the ninth for his eighth save.