Brewers fall to Cardinals, 2-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos fanned pinch-hitter Pablo Reyes for the final out and St. Louis won its 10th straight game, increasing its playoff lead by holding off the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 2-1.

The Cardinals increased their edge for the second NL wild-card spot to four games over Cincinnati.

San Diego began the day four games behind St. Louis.

Milwaukee, which has secured a playoff spot, lost its third straight.

The Brewers, whose magic number to clinch the NL Central stayed at three, lead the Cardinals by 9 ½ games.

The Brewers are 2-5 in their last seven games.

Jake Woodford and four relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Cardinals moved closer to the longest winning streak in franchise history, 14 games set in 1935.

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