Arcia's single lifts Brewers over Cardinals
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[May 31, 2018]
Orlando Arcia ripped a two-out,
RBI single to right field to send home Jesus Aguilar with the
deciding run in the seventh inning as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated
the visiting St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Thursday at Miller Park to
capture the finale of a three-game series between the two National
League Central rivals.
The win granted the Brewers their most victories during the month of
May in franchise history. Milwaukee finished the month 19-8 with an
open date on Thursday.
Milwaukee starter Junior Guerra was lifted after six innings of
scoreless, four-hit pitching with seven strikeouts. He was replaced
by Jeremy Jeffress, who promptly surrendered a leadoff home run in
the seventh to the Cardinals' Harrison Bader that tied the game at 1
before St. Louis moved ahead.
Christian Yelich started the bottom of the seventh with a leadoff
homer over the center-field fence on the first pitch of the inning
thrown by Cardinals reliever Tyler Lyons to tie the game at 2.
Cardinals reliever Sam Tuivailala (1-1), the fourth St. Louis
pitcher, took the loss after allowing four hits -- including Arcia's
game-winner -- in his one-inning stint.
Jeffress had gone 23 straight appearances without allowing a run,
which tied a single-season Brewers' record. He ended up with the win
to move to 5-0 on the year after allowing two runs (one earned) in
an inning of work.
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Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia (3) drives in a run with a base hit
in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller
Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Josh Hader got five outs in the eighth and ninth innings but was
pulled in favor of Corey Knebel with runners on the corners. Knebel
struck out Jose Martinez to earn his fifth save of the season.
Alex Reyes started the game for the Cardinals and allowed three hits
and two walks and hit a batter in four innings while striking out
two. Reyes was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday
and pitched in his first major league game since Sept. 29, 2016.
Yelich drove home Erik Kratz with a bases-loaded groundout in the
bottom of the fifth to grant the Brewers a 1-0 lead.
Bader tied the game in the seventh off Jeffress and then Tommy
Pham's pinch hit sacrifice fly later in the inning gave St. Louis a
--Field Level Media
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