St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 0

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 5, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Lazaro Diaz, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Tim Welke,
Attendance - 40274

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 48-59 30-26 18-33 L3
St. Louis 59-49 32-21 27-28 W3

Recap


Cardinals 3, Brewers 0: Kyle Lohse combined with three relievers on a six-hit shutout and Daniel Descalso went 3-for-4 with an RBI as host St. Louis completed a three-game sweep.

Lohse (12-2) extended his personal winning streak to six games, allowing four hits and three walks with six strikeouts. The 33-year-old is three victories away from matching his career high set in 2008.

Descalso gave Lohse and the Cardinals all the offense they needed in the second inning, following a one-out walk to Jon Jay with an RBI triple. He also figured in St. Louis' second run, hitting a leadoff single in the seventh and scoring on Allen Craig's double three batters later.

Edward Mujica and Mitchell Boggs each tossed a scoreless inning, and Jason Motte worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his 24th save in 28 opportunities.

Marco Estrada (0-5) was the hard-luck loser, yielding just one run and seven hits over six frames. The right-hander, who walked one and struck out two, has allowed three runs or fewer in seven of his last eight starts.

Slugger Ryan Braun went 0-for-4 for the Brewers, who have lost nine straight road games and 12 of 16 overall.

GAME NOTEBOOK: St. Louis SS Rafael Furcal was held out of the starting lineup but appeared as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and remained in the game at shortstop. Furcal returned from a five-game absence due to back stiffness on Friday and also started Saturday. ... Milwaukee 3B Aramis Ramirez returned to the lineup after missing two contests with a sore left wrist. Ramirez, who received a cortisone injection on Thursday, went 1-for-4.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   St. Louis
Marco Estrada Player Kyle Lohse
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 4
1.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Milwaukee   St. Louis
Rickie Weeks Player Daniel Descalso
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 5
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 6 0 8 .188 17 8 0 4 0 1
St. Louis 12 0 18 .364 20 4 3 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .569 after a win and .520 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Brewers have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .458 after a loss.