The Milwaukee Brewers had to play Saturday’s game after finding out after Friday night’s loss that their shortstop Jean Segura’s 9-month-old son had died. The Brewers observed a moment of silence for Janniel Segura, and the clubhouse was closed before the game as their 24-year-old shortstop was put on the bereavement list.
No doubt difficult circumstances to play under, but as the Brewers tried to focus on the ball field, they faced the daunting task of going up against Adam Wainwright. He was his usual dominating self as he pitched seven innings to lead the Cardinals to a 10-2 win over Milwaukee for a tie in the NL Central.
Wainwright threw at least seven innings while allowing two or fewer runs for the seventh straight start on Saturday
Yadier Molina’s replacement Tony Cruz drove in a career-high three runs and Kolten Wong homered for the Cardinals who trailed Milwaukee by 6.5 games at the start of the month.
Wong hit his two-run homer in the second. It was his fifth home run in the last six games since coming back from the disabled list.
For the Brewers, it was their seventh straight loss.