Wainwright gets 150th win as Cards sweep Brewers
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright was warm enough on a cool day, allowing one run in six innings for his 150th career victory, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
Last year’s MVP, Christian Yelich, had most of the day off but still had a chance to rescue the Brewers. He came up as a pinch-hitter with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, but Jordan Hicks struck him out to pick up his seventh save in eight chances.
Wainwright (2-2) matched his season low in runs allowed, and it was his first quality start in a game with a starting temperature of 60 degrees or cooler since May 27, 2017.
Marcell Ozuna and Yadier Molina homered for the Cardinals as part of a four-run fourth.
St. Louis’ three-game sweep of Milwaukee was its first against its NL Central rival since July 1-3, 2016.
Jhoulys Chacin (2-3) lasted four innings, allowing four runs on five hits.