Thanks to their bullpen and a rookie's milestone, the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a lengthy streak of futility Thursday night. The severity of the strain has not been revealed, but an injury of this variety typically requires a trip to the disabled list. The result gave Milwaukee (15-14) its first series win over St. Louis (13-14) since April 2014, a span of 17 series which saw it lose 15 and split two. The former first-round pick solidified himself as the Cardinals' everyday right fielder with strong play between the 2015-16 campaigns - so much so that St. Louis inked him to a six-year, $33.5MM extension just one month ago.
The St. Louis Cardinals' home game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night has been postponed by bad weather.
The teams combined for 25 hits and stranded 24 baserunners.
Fowler strained his right shoulder in an unsuccessful attempt for a diving catch on Hernan Perez's third-inning drive.
CARDINALS KEY TRENDS: The Cardinals have won 23 of Wainwright's last 34 starts, are 45-20 in his last 65 home starts, and are 41-15 in his last 56 starts versus National League Central opponents. Travis Shaw added two to his RBI count, and rookie first baseman Jesús (hey-soos) Aguilar hit his first regular season home run in the seventh inning to put the Brewers ahead for good.
St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Stephen Piscotty dives for a single by Milwaukee Brewers' Keon Broxton in the second inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in St. Louis on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
The Cardinals went up 3-0 in the second, getting one run on an infield hit from Wong and the two-run triple from Fowler. Molina followed with a run-scoring single for a 4-3 lead. Nelson is 2-2 with a 2.96 ERA in five starts at PNC Park. He is 1-2 with a 5.34 ERA.