Michael Wacha (1-0) improved to 6-0 in his
career against the Brewers, allowing two runs and five hits in
six innings, striking out seven and walking one.
Marcell Ozuna hit his fifth home run in the past four games.
Matt Carpenter also homered, while Kolten Wong had three hits
and Matt Wieters had two hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals.
Brewers starter Corbin Burnes (0-2) had allowed three home runs
in each of his first three starts this season and gave up two
more before leaving after 3 1/3 innings. He allowed five runs
and nine hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
Burnes has struggled with location on his fastball and he left
one over the middle of the plate on a 1-2 count to Ozuna, who
homered to lead off the second for a 1-0 lead.
The inning continued with Burnes giving up back-to-back one-out
singles to Dexter Fowler and Wong before Wieters' two-out single
scored Fowler for a 2-0 lead.
St. Louis added two more runs in the third inning on RBI singles
by DeJong and Wong to stretch the lead to 4-0.
Carpenter hit a one-out fastball over the fence in right in the
fourth inning to make it 5-0. After giving up an infield single
to Paul Goldschmidt, Burnes was replaced by right-hander Aaron
Wilkerson, who allowed one run in four innings and blasted a
two-run homer off Wacha in the fifth to make it 5-2.
Milwaukee's pitching staff came in hitting .367 this season.
Wieters knocked in his second run with a single in the eighth to
make it 6-2.
Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich had four home runs in the
first two games of the series, and came in 11-for-21 in six
games overall against St. Louis this season with eight home runs
and 18 RBIs. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the eighth to
cut the deficit to 6-3.
--Field Level Media
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