Cardinals fall to Brewers in final game of series
ST.LOUIS- The Cardinals took on the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday to square off in what could be the final meeting of the season between the two. Cardinals came in with a slim three game lead atop the NL Central division.
Harrison Bader started it early for St.Louis with a solo homer to center field to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead at the end of the 3rd inning.
Both teams would go cold until the 7th inning. Cory Spangenberg would put the Brewers on the board with a 2-run homer, driving Eric Thames in.
St.Louis would respond quickly in the bottom of the 7th with a pair of homers from Paul DeJong and Harrison Bader giving the Cardinals a 4-2 advantage going into the 8th
The Brewers would answer quickly with a Lorenzo Cain RBI single which brought Mike Moustakas in to cut the lead to one run.
Milwaukee applied pressure in the top of 9th getting the bases loaded after three walks. With two outs, a full count and a one run lead, Ryan Braun blasted a grand slam to left center field to give the Brewers a 7-4 lead going into the bottom of the 9th.
St.Louis would rally back and cut the lead to one off a 2-run homer from Tommy Edman. Although, the Cardinals would fall short to the Brewers 7-6 and drop another game in the tight divisonal race.
St.Louis will host the Washington Nationals in a three game series starting Monday. The Cardinals go into the series with a two game lead over the Chicago Cubs and a three game lead over the Brewers.