Adams’ late homer lifts Cardinals past Brewers

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Updated: September 12, 2013

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – The St. Louis Cardinals rallied for four runs
in the eighth inning, highlighted by Matt Adams’ two-run homer, to beat the
Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 on Wednesday.

With the game tied 1-1, Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday singled around a Jon
Jay walk to load the bases. Carlos Beltran then lifted a sacrifice fly to deep
left field to score Carpenter.

Jay then stole third before scoring on Jonathan Lucroy’s throwing error
and Adams followed with a line drive homer that bounced off the first row of
seats in right field to a 5-1 lead.

Holliday finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Daniel Descalso drove in a
run for the Cardinals, who maintained a one-game lead over the Pittsburgh
Pirates atop the NL Central standings.

Trevor Rosenthal (2-3) earned the win with a scoreless eighth inning. Starter
Lance Lynn allowed one unearned run on five hits while fanning 10 over six
innings.

“It was much more like what I expect Lance to be tonight. He controlled the
game and didn’t allow things to get out of hand. He focused, got back on the
mound and made good pitches,” said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.

Marco Estrada was the second Brewers pitcher in as many nights to carry a no-
hitter into the sixth inning. He allowed just one run on two hits while
striking out six over 6 2/3 innings.

Wily Peralta took a no-hitter into the sixth inning on Tuesday.

Brandon Kintzler was pegged with the loss after yielding three runs on three
hits over just 2/3 of an inning.

The Brewers got on the board in the second inning. Carlos Gomez singled and
Scooter Gennett walked to put runners on first and second with one out. Gomez
then swiped third and scored as the throw from catcher Tony Cruz, filling in
for the absent Yadier Molina, sailed into left field.

Carpenter ended Estrada’s no-hit bid in the sixth inning with a single that
deflected off the pitcher’s glove.

The Cardinals finally broke through in the seventh inning as Descalso singled
home Holliday, who led off the inning with a base hit to center.

“I’m frustrated,” Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. “I’m tired of getting
leads and just giving them away. We’ve got to win some of these games where we
get leads.”

Game Notes

Molina missed the game with an unnamed family issue … Carpenter has 57
multi-hit games this season … Carpenter scored his league-leading 114th run
of the season … Adams has 12 homers this season … Lynn, who is winless
since Aug. 4, struck out 10 batters for the third time this season … Gomez
has 34 stolen bases this season.