Brewers boost playoff chances with 3-0 win over Cardinals

By JOE HARRIS Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Woodruff allowed two hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their playoff prospects in a big way by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0.

Ryan Braun and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth, the third time the Brewers have hit consecutive homers this season. Woodruff retired 19 straight after pitching around leadoff hits in the first and second.

Milwaukee can make the playoffs with a win Sunday, or losses by the Giants and Phillies.

The Cardinals need a victory or a Giants loss to clinch a spot and avoid playing a makeup doubleheader Monday in Detroit.

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