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Cards Take Brewers

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The St. Louis Cardinals added to their first place lead in the Central Division of the National League by beating the Brewers Tuesday night. Their record now stands at 34 wins and 18 losses, with the addition of a win Tuesday June 2 over the Milwaukee Brewers (18-34) at Busch Stadium. The Cards faced Brewers pitcher Tyler Cravy who made his MLB debut. Lance Lynn threw just over seven innings straight for the Cardinals, coincidentally on the fourth anniversary of his MLB debut.

In the first inning, Reynolds followed Grichuk’s hit with an RBI putting the Cardinals up 1-0. The rest of the game went scoreless but crowds were enthused in the seventh inning when both Holliday and Matheny were ejected for arguing balls and strikes. This unfortunately ended Holliday’s 45 game hitting streak. After 118 pitches, Lynn was relieved by Siegrist in the eighth inning, who pitched into the ninth. Rosenthal set out to save the game and allowed two hits in the inning, giving Brewers runners at second and third bases. However, Matt Carpenter worked swiftly at third base to execute a double play to end the game adding to the excitement of the win.

According to the June 2 All-Star Game voting update, the Cardinals are set to send the most players in the NL to the game on July 14. Shortstop Peralta, third baseman Matt Carpenter, and outfielder Matt Holiday qualify to be All-Stars thus far in the standings, and catcher Yadier Molina may qualify as well, as he holds second place (just over 100,000 votes behind the Giant’s Buster Posey). The Cardinals will finish their three game series against the Brewers on June 3 and then head to Los Angeles for a four game series against the Dodgers.

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