MLB Baseball

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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
St. Louis0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 190
Milwaukee0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 x 590
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  W: B. Woodruff (13-4)   L: J. Quintana (6-7)
4:40 PM PT5:40 PM MT6:40 PM CT7:40 PM ET19:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT, September 28, 2022
American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  Attendance: 28,835

Following clincher, Cardinals finish set with Brewers

According to STATS
According to STATS

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers

  1. The Cardinals are unbeaten in their last seven series with Milwaukee (3-0-4), winning 15 of 24 games. Additionally, St. Louis is 8-4 in its last 12 visits to Wisconsin.
  2. The Cardinals have scored two runs or fewer in six of their last eight games and rank last in the majors with a .183 team batting average and 2.50 runs per game during that stretch. Eleven of the team's 20 runs over the eight games were scored in a shutout win over the Dodgers.
  3. Miles Mikolas has lost three straight starts for the first time since May of 2019 but ranks ninth in the NL with a 2.52 ERA in September. He's given up two runs or fewer in five of his last seven starts against Milwaukee, compiling a 0.88 WHIP and .207 opponent batting average since Aug. 27, 2019.
  4. A year after going 3-0 with a 0.36 ERA in four starts against the Cardinals, Adrian Houser is 0-2 with a 5.59 ERA in two starts against them. Milwaukee has won his last four starts, but he's failed to reach the fifth inning in each of the last two.
  5. Hunter Renfroe has homered in back-to-back games for the fifth time this season and is 6-for-13 (.462) with six RBI in his last three contests. He's reached safely in all 11 games against the Cardinals this year but is 1-for-15 (.067) with six strikeouts in his last four home games.
  6. Albert Pujols is hitting .295 with 13 homers and a .949 OPS on the road compared to .228 with eight homers and a .759 OPS at home. His .295 average would be his highest on the road in a single season since hitting .330 away from home in 2009 for the Cardinals.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/28/2022 thru 9/27/2022

The Milwaukee Brewers will turn to right-hander Brandon Woodruff as they continue their wild-card chase while closing out a two-game series against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

The Cardinals might be in a relaxed mood after clinching the National League Central title with a 6-2 victory over the Brewers in the series opener.

Woodruff (12-4, 3.18 ERA) will be opposed by red-hot St. Louis left-hander Jose Quintana (6-6, 3.03).

For the third season in a row, St. Louis clinched a postseason berth by beating the Brewers.

Miles Mikolas allowed just one run over six innings and Andrew Knizner hit a two-run homer for the Cardinals. The Brewers lost starter Adrian Houser in the fourth inning due to a right groin strain.

The victory gave the Cardinals (90-65) a 10-8 edge over the Brewers (82-72) in the season series heading into the teams' last matchup on Wednesday.

"We still have a long way to go," said Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, who last week became the fourth player in major league history to hit 700 home runs. "We just took one step and that's it. At the end of the day, it's definitely a huge step. We're just excited, a great group of guys, to be back in the playoffs and hopefully finish our mission, and that's winning a championship."

Milwaukee remained 1 1/2 games behind Philadelphia (83-70) for the final NL wild-card spot as the Phillies lost 2-1 to the Chicago Cubs. The Brewers play their final eight games at home, while Philadelphia plays its final nine on the road.

"It helps that they lost," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "It puts us in the same position going into (Wednesday). It gives us more control."

Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich added, "Obviously, we're not in a position where we control our own destiny, so we need to give ourselves the best chance possible by winning as many of these last eight as we can. See what happens, hope to get a little lucky, and make it in."

Woodruff, since coming off the injured list in late June, is 7-1 with a 2.49 ERA in 16 starts. He has won each of his past three starts, striking out at least 10 in each of those contests.

Woodruff is 4-4 with a 3.02 ERA in 12 career appearances vs. St. Louis, including 10 starts. He is 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA in two starts this season against the Cardinals, allowing two runs in nine innings.

Quintana, acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates at the trade deadline, is 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA in 10 starts with St. Louis. In his latest start, he tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings in an 11-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday to extend his scoreless streak to 17 1/3 innings.

The lefty will be making his 21st career appearance (20th start) against Milwaukee but first with the Cardinals. He is 9-4 with a 2.95 ERA vs. the Brewers, his most wins against any opponent. He faced them twice earlier this year, posting no decisions and a 4.82 ERA.

Quintana is 5-2 with a 4.06 ERA in 10 lifetime starts at Milwaukee.

--Field Level Media

Updated September 28, 2022

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