ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Gorman hit his first major league homer and Matthew Liberatore scored his first major league win by helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Saturday.
Liberatore (1-0), the organization’s minor-league player of the year last season, sidestepped a couple of Gorman errors in five scoreless innings. He allowed two hits, batted six and walked three.
Gorman had four hits, drove in four runs and scored three goals. Paul Goldschmidt had three hits, including a homer, and also drove in four carries while extending his hitting streak to 19 games.
It was the first time the Cardinals had had two players with four RBIs in the same game since September 27, 2016, when Aledmys Diaz and Jhonny Peralta pulled off the feat.
Victor Caratini hit a homer in two runs for Milwaukee in ninth place. Keston Hiura also went deep.
Gorman’s 449-foot drive cleared the bullpen in right field in the first. With an initial speed of 110.6 mph, it was the longest home run at Busch Stadium this season.
Gorman added one in the third RBI singles, and Goldschmidt made it 5-0 with a three-barrel shot that landed in the stands just behind midfielder Lorenzo Cain’s outstretched glove. Goldschmidt has safely hit a career high in 33 straight games.
Gorman hit a two-run double and Goldschmidt singled him home as the Cardinals broke it with three others in the fourth.
Brewers starter Adrian Houser (3-5) gave up a career-high eight runs in four innings, five of which were earned.
The Brewers recalled right-hander Miguel Sánchez from Triple-A Nashville. He worked two perfect innings.
Brewers: An update on RHP Brandon Woodruff (right ankle inflammation) will be provided when the team travels to Chicago next week. … RHP Luis Perdomo (right elbow effusion) has been placed on the 15-day injured list. … SS Willy Adames (sprained upper left ankle) will begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Carolina on Sunday.
Cardinals: OF Tyler O’Neill (right shoulder impingement) could go to a minor league rehab assignment early next week.
Right-hander Miles Mikolas (3-2, 1.96 ERA) will start for the Cardinals in Sunday’s finals of a four-game set against the Brewers and RHP Corbin Burnes (2-2, 2.18 ERA). Mikolas allowed a run in 6 2/3 innings in a win over Milwaukee on April 15, and his six career wins against the Brewers are his most against a team. Burnes went 1-1 against St. Louis last season with a 1.64 ERA in four starts.
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