ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hunter Renfroe tripled the go-ahead run home in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals squandered a great start from Adam Wainwright to lose 3-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.
Milwaukee moved within a half game ahead of NL Central, leading St. Louis, and ended the Cardinals’ nine home game winning streak.
Wainwright took a no-hitter in the seventh inning and finished with nine, allowing for a three-hit run and eight strikeouts in his 109-pitch streak.
The Cardinals handed their 40-year-old ace a 1-0 lead after Nolan Gorman’s line-drive double to left-center against Milwaukee starter Corbin Burnes in the seventh inning. Paul Goldschmidt, who led the inning with a single, struck from the start when the ball slipped past midfielder Tyrone Taylor.
But Wainwright allowed Luis Urías to center one-out, first-pitch homer in eighth, and Devin Williams (4-2) pulled the team back in turn in ninth.
In the 10th, Renfroe led Giovanny Gallegos (2-5) with a three-pointer to the right and scored automatic runner Andrew McCutchen. He later hit with Kolten Wong’s sacrificial fly.
Matt Bush allowed Dylan Carlson’s sacrifice flight in the 10th but knocked out the next two batters for his third save.
Burnes, winner of last year’s NL Cy Young Award, allowed four hits with six strikeouts in seven innings. He went seven scoreless innings in each of his previous starts against the Cardinals this season.
McCutchen resolved Wainwright’s no-hit bid with a two-out single in the seventh. The Brewers finished with four hits.
Wainwright played nine innings for the second time this season without winning either game. He went the distance in a 2-0 loss to Philadelphia on July 8.
Wainwright’s previous start was his worst of the season. He scored six carries while throwing 111 pitches over more than four innings against the New York Yankees last Sunday.
https://fox2now.com/sports/st-louis-cardinals/wainwright-goes-nine-but-brewers-win-3-2-in-extras/ Wainwright turns ninth, but the Brewers win 3-2 in the extras