The St. Louis Cardinals trailed 2-0 in the top of the ninth inning to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night, but a timely offensive outburst gave St. Louis its fourth win in a row, a 3-2 victory at Miller Park in the series opener. The win moves St. Louis to 47-43 on the season, while Milwaukee falls to 42-47 on the year.
Matt Holliday singled to right to score teammates Matt Carpenter and Rafael Furcal to finally get St. Louis on the board in the ninth. Allen Craig would add a single to single to left to score Skip Schumaker to put the Cards on top. Jason Motte picked up the victory, improving to 4-3.
Cardinals starter Lance Lynn went seven innings, allowing six hits and one earned run while striking out 10 and walking no one. Michael Fiers, Milwaukee's 27-year old starter, allowed only four hits over seven innings. The Brewers scored one in the seventh and one in the eighth. Cory Hart hit his 17th homer of the season, a solo shot in the seventh, to get scoring started. Ryan Braun would double for Milwaukee in the eighth to score right fielder Norichika Aoki.