The Cardinals had no response to Brewers starter Zach Davies who had a career-high nine strikeouts over eight shutout innings, in a 3-1 loss in Milwaukee on Wednesday. Davies (3-3) only allowed three hits and retired 13 in a row.
Jeremy Jeffress gave up a pinch-hit solo homer to Brandon Moss before retiring the final three batters for his 13th save. It was the team’s 10th pinch hit homer, tying a franchise record.
The Brewers scored two runs in the first off Jaime Garcia (4-5) and added insurance with Martin Maldonado’s solo homer in the sixth of Matt Bowman.