MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Saint Louis Cardinals scored all six of their runs in the third inning last night, and then hung on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 at Miller Park on Thursday night. Jake Westbrook earned his 100th career win, as he held the Milwaukee offense to one run on six hits in six innings. Westbrook struck out four, as he improved to 2-1 on the year. Edward Mujica got his seventh save. Rookie Wily Peralta took the loss, giving up all six Cardinal runs on 11 in four-and-a-third frames. He’s now 2-2. Allen Craig and Pete Kozma each had two-run singles during the decisive third inning for Saint Louis. Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez each had two hits and an R-B-I for the Brewers, who’ve now lost two in a row and five of their last eight. Gomez extended his hitting streak to nine games, and Milwaukee lost for only the fifth time this season when scoring four runs or more. The Cardinals are now 3-1 against the Crew in the early going. Saint Louis also extended its lead in the National League Central to a game over Pittsburgh, and two-and-a-half over both Milwaukee and Cincinnati. The Brewers and Cards will play again tonight at Miller Park. Former Redbirds’ right-hander Kyle Lohse will face his old team for the second time this season, against right-hander Shelby Miller. Pregame coverage on WHBL begins at 6:35.
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