The Cardinals fell into a tie with Pittsburgh for the top spot in the NL Central after the Cardinals had their five game winning streak snapped by Milwaukee in a 5-3 final. The Pirates beat the Cubs, 3-1. Both teams are 85-61 with 16 games remaining. Idle Cincinnati is 2 1/2 back.  Milwaukee broke a three-game losing streak against St. Louis and beat the Cardinals for only the fourth time in 16 meetings this season.

Milwaukee’s Tyler Thornburg (2-1), making his eighth career start, gave up two runs and three hits. He spent most of the season with Triple-A Nashville, going 0-9 with a 5.79 ERA in 15 starts. Thornburg struck out six and walked two.

Matt Adams hit a two-out solo homer in the ninth, his 13th of the season.