The Cardinals have won three out of their last four games, beating the Brewers 8-6. Their deficit in the Central division is now 6.5 games behind the Reds (who are currently losing by one run, in the 6th inning against Colorado). If the Reds lose today, then the Cards will be 6 games behind.
Starting pitcher Jake Westbrook pitched for 6 innings. He gave up 5 hits, and 2 runs. Both of his runs were earned, and they came off of a pair of home-runs, hit by Ricky Weeks and Corey Hart. Reliever Mitchell Boggs replaced Westbrook in the 7th inning, and picked up the win. Boggs had 2 SO in 1.1 innings, but also have up a hit and a run. Kyle McClellan, who pitched .2 innings, was the only Cardinal pitcher to not give up a run. Trevor Miller (1 run) and Ryan Franklin (2 runs) also made appearances.
Yadier Molina was the star for the Cards at the plate today. He hit his 6th HR of the season, a grand-slam off of Todd Coffey in the 8th inning. His grand-slam was what ultimately won the game, and Molina was the only Cardinal to get multiple hits (2-for-4). But, Albert Pujols, Pedro Feliz, and Matt Holliday all had RBI's as well.
The Cardinals will have their work cut out for them tomorrow, with Kyle Lohse (2-7) on the mound vs. Chris Narveson (10-6). The Reds are in the middle of a tough series against the rolling Colorado Rockies. The Cards need to make the most of the opportunity, and dominate Milwaukee.