Sunday, May 28, 2023

Burns closes out Cardinals’ offense in 8-0 Brewers win

scheduled tribe. LOUIS ( Associated Press) – Corbin Burns bounced off seven shutout innings and Jess Peterson scored a three-run knock to seal the Milwaukee Brewers’ 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Lorenzo Cain and Rowdy Tellez also made home for the Brewers, who won a four-game set split. Milwaukee has won four of the six and extended its road record to 13-10.

Burns, the current NL Cy Young Award winner, passed the 10-strikeout mark with 11 for the fourth game in a row. Burns (3-2) threw 70 strikes from 99 pitches and recorded his eighth quality start in 11 appearances, allowing just two hits and one walk.

Burns faced 10 first batsmen and did not allow a hit until Juan Yepez doubled with two in the fourth.

Pietersen took a 4–0 lead with his fourth home run of the season in the fifth inning of Miles Mikolas (3–3), who conceded six earned runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Tellez scored his 10th homer of the season in the sixth to take a 5–0 lead. Kane added a two-run shot from reliever Nick Wittgren in the eighth. Umar Narwaz had three hits and one RBI for the Brewers.

St. Louis Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a single in the ninth inning. He has reached a career-best 34 consecutive games on safe grounds.

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The Cardinals will play four of their next six matches in the afternoon. They are 11–11 in the day’s competitions, including 7–4 points at home.

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Brewers: INF Willie Adams, who has been sidelined since May 16 with a high left ankle sprain, was due to begin rehab at Low-A Carolina on Sunday.


Brewers: LHP Ethan Smalls, one of the top prospects, will likely make his major league debut on Monday in one of two matches against the Chicago Cubs. LHP Aaron Ashby (0-3, 2.91) would also start in a doubleheader against LHP Drew Smiley (2-5, 4.08).

Cardinals: LHP Packie Naughton (0-1, 2.89) will face San Diego RHP Nick Martinez (2-2, 3.86) in the first match of a three-match series on Monday. Naughton will make the second start of the season. He conceded three runs in 3 1/3 innings of a 5–3 loss to Baltimore on May 10.


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