pcloudyn.png
Friday July 1st, 2022 12:22AM

Burnes, Brewers blank Cards 2-0, move alone atop NL Central

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes pitched seven dominant innings, Tyrone Taylor hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers regained sole possession of first place in the NL Central with a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

The Brewers and Cardinals were tied for the division lead as they began this four-game series. The Brewers have followed up an eight-game skid by winning six of their last eight.

Burnes (5-4) struck out 10 and allowed just two hits and two walks. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner’s performance was remarkably similar to his May 29 outing in an 8-0 victory at St. Louis.

In two starts against the Cardinals this season, Burnes has struck out 21 in 14 scoreless innings while allowing only four hits and three walks. The only two hits he allowed in this win came from Juan Yepez, who had a two-out double in the second inning and a two-out single in the seventh.

Devin Williams retired the side in order in the eighth and Josh Hader worked the ninth for his 20th save in 21 opportunities. Hader had been reinstated earlier in the day after being with his family last week while his wife gave birth to their son, Lucas Alexander Hader.

The Cardinals finished with three hits.

Brendan Donovan beat out an infield single to start the ninth but was thrown out attempting to reach second on a pitch that got away. Hader then retired Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado to end the game.

Burnes needed to be on top of his game to outduel St. Louis’ Miles Mikolas, who had come one strike away from a no-hitter last Tuesday before allowing a double to Cal Mitchell with two outs in the ninth inning of a 9-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The game was scoreless through 4 ½ innings with each team having only one hit before the Brewers broke through in the bottom of the fifth.

After Keston Hiura singled with one out, Taylor hit a 2-2 sinker from Mikolas over the center-field wall. Taylor’s seventh homer of the season traveled an estimated 416 feet.

Mikolas (5-5) lasted 6 1/3 innings and allowed just those two runs plus four hits. He struck out three and walked two.

But he didn't get any run support.

The Cardinals’ best chance came in the second inning when they had runners on first and second before Burnes ended the threat by striking out Harrison Bader. Andrew Knizner drew a leadoff walk in the sixth but was stranded at second.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cardinals: OF Tyler O’Neill went on the injured list after straining his left hamstring while running the bases on a ninth-inning double Sunday in a 6-4 loss at Boston. “Something kind of grabbed on me a little bit rounding first base,” O’Neill said. The Cardinals recalled OF Lars Nootbaar from Triple-A Memphis. … General manager Michael Girsch indicated that Jordan Hicks will be preparing for a relief role during the right-hander’s rehabilitation assignment. Hicks entered the season with 112 career appearances – all in relief – but has started in seven of his nine outings this season and is 1-4 with a 5.02 ERA.

Brewers: LHP Aaron Ashby went on the injured list retroactive to Friday with left forearm inflammation. Ashby had been scheduled to start Tuesday’s game. Ashby said before Monday’s game that he was struggling to throw his slider during his bullpen session Sunday. … RHP Brandon Woodruff is scheduled to make a rehabilitation appearance Thursday for the Brewers’ Single-A affiliate in Appleton, Wisconsin. Woodruff went on the injured list three weeks ago with an ankle injury but has since been dealing with Raynaud’s syndrome, which causes decreased blood flow to the fingers.

UP NEXT

This four-game series continues Tuesday as RHP Jack Flaherty (0-0, 6.00 ERA) starts for the Cardinals. The Brewers haven’t announced a starting pitcher for Tuesday’s game since putting Ashby on the injured list.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/mlb and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Baseball , AP Sports - Major League Baseball
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Burnes, Brewers blank Cards 2-0, move alone atop NL Central
Corbin Burnes pitched seven dominant innings, Tyrone Taylor hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers regained sole possession of first place in the NL Central with a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals
11:12PM ( 10 minutes ago )
Cambodian catches world's largest recorded freshwater fish
A giant stingray caught in the Mekong River last week is more than a giant — it is the biggest of them all
10:52PM ( 30 minutes ago )
Report: Police in Uvalde had rifles earlier than known
Documents examined by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV show armed police officers stood in a Uvalde elementary school hallway with at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes of a gunman arriving at the school, where he killed 21 people, 19 of them children
10:49PM ( 33 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Orlando still evaluating all options with No. 1 draft pick
College basketball season ended almost three months ago, the NBA draft lottery was more than a month ago and the draft itself is later this week
9:13PM ( 2 hours ago )
Yankees' Cole no-hitting Rays thru 6 innings, NY leads 1-0
Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole has no-hit the Tampa Bay Rays through six innings, and New York leads 1-0
9:04PM ( 2 hours ago )
LEADING OFF: Padres optimistic Machado won't need IL stint
Manny Machado was out of the lineup a day after spraining his left ankle, but Padres acting manager Ryan Flaherty is optimistic the All-Star third baseman won’t need to go on the injured list
8:32PM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Sports
LEADING OFF: Padres check star 3B Machado's sprained ankle
The San Diego Padres will see how star third baseman Manny Machado is feeling, a day after he sprained his left ankle while taking a tumble running out a grounder
2:46AM ( 20 hours ago )
Rays trying to stay afloat as injuries hurt offense
The Tampa Bay Rays came into the season with Wander Franco at shortstop, Brandon Lowe at second base and Mike Zunino behind the plate
2:44AM ( 20 hours ago )
Sooners beat Notre Dame 6-2 to move within win of CWS finals
Cade Horton struck out a career-high 11 in six innings, Tanner Tredaway continued his torrid postseason with three hits, and Oklahoma took control of its bracket in the College World Series with a 6-2 win over Notre Dame
11:18PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Online Baseball
Padres star Machado takes tumble, exits with injured leg
San Diego Padres star Manny Machado has exited a game at Colorado after injuring his left leg while taking a tumble at first base trying to beat out an infield grounder
4:15PM ( 1 day ago )
MLB moving forward with long-delayed 13-pitcher limit
Come Monday, there is going to be a little more room in big league bullpens, from Seattle to Tampa Bay, and plenty of places in between
3:29PM ( 1 day ago )
LEADING OFF: Juneteenth around MLB and Father's Day
The nation’s newest federal holiday of Juneteenth is being celebrated in many ways this weekend at Major League Baseball parks
2:03AM ( 1 day ago )
AP Sports - Major League Baseball
Cambodian catches world's largest recorded freshwater fish
A giant stingray caught in the Mekong River last week is more than a giant — it is the biggest of them all
10:52PM ( 30 minutes ago )
Report: Police in Uvalde had rifles earlier than known
Documents examined by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV show armed police officers stood in a Uvalde elementary school hallway with at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes of a gunman arriving at the school, where he killed 21 people, 19 of them children
10:49PM ( 33 minutes ago )
Newly promoted Cruz, Madris spark Pirates, rout Cubs 12-1
Newly promoted Oneil Cruz drove in four runs and Bligh Madris got three hits in his major league debut, sparking the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-1 romp over the Chicago Cubs
10:43PM ( 39 minutes ago )
Arcia's tiebreaking single in 9th lifts Braves past Giants
Orlando Arcia drove in Matt Olson from second base with a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants
10:28PM ( 54 minutes ago )
Report: Police at school had rifles earlier than known
Documents examined by the Austin American-Statesman show armed police officers stood in a Uvalde elementary school hallway with at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes of a gunman arriving at the school, where he killed 21 people, 19 of them children
9:43PM ( 1 hour ago )