The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-4, on Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium thanks to Allen Craig's 10th-inning RBI single. With the win, the Cards avoided a weekend sweep at the hands of the Brewers.
Craig's game-winning hit atoned for Jason Motte's blown save, as the Cardinals closer allowed a game-tying, two-run homer to Norichika Aoki in the top of the ninth. It was Motte's sixth blown save of the season.
Luckily for the Cardinals, Lance Lynn was solid in 10th-inning relief, as he struck out two batters in his lone frame of work, earning his 14th win of the season in the process. Craig and Matt Carpenter were on their games in the 10th as well, as Carpenter singled with one out and advanced on a wild pitch during the next at-bat, allowing him to score from second on Craig's liner to right field.
Jon Jay led the Cards with three hits, while Carpenter and Carlos Beltran had two apiece. One of Beltran's was a home run, his 29th of the season. Matt Holliday also homered, giving him 26 in 2012.
Joe Kelly started the game for St. Louis, and tossed six innings of two-run ball, allowing five hits and two walks while punching out five.