St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick & Prediction SEPTEMBER 28th 2022

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The Milwaukee Brewers will turn to right-hander Brandon Woodruff as they continue their wild-card chase while closing out a two-game series against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

The Cardinals might be in a relaxed mood after clinching the National League Central title with a 6-2 victory over the Brewers in the series opener.

Woodruff (12-4, 3.18 ERA) will be opposed by red-hot St. Louis left-hander Jose Quintana (6-6, 3.03).

For the third season in a row, St. Louis clinched a postseason berth by beating the Brewers.



Miles Mikolas allowed just one run over six innings and Andrew Knizner hit a two-run homer for the Cardinals. The Brewers lost starter Adrian Houser in the fourth inning due to a right groin strain.

The victory gave the Cardinals (90-65) a 10-8 edge over the Brewers (82-72) in the season series heading into the teams' last matchup on Wednesday.

"We still have a long way to go," said Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, who last week became the fourth player in major league history to hit 700 home runs. "We just took one step and that's it. At the end of the day, it's definitely a huge step. We're just excited, a great group of guys, to be back in the playoffs and hopefully finish our mission, and that's winning a championship."

Milwaukee remained 1 1/2 games behind Philadelphia (83-70) for the final NL wild-card spot as the Phillies lost 2-1 to the Chicago Cubs. The Brewers play their final eight games at home, while Philadelphia plays its final nine on the road.

"It helps that they lost," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "It puts us in the same position going into (Wednesday). It gives us more control."

Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich added, "Obviously, we're not in a position where we control our own destiny, so we need to give ourselves the best chance possible by winning as many of these last eight as we can. See what happens, hope to get a little lucky, and make it in."

Woodruff, since coming off the injured list in late June, is 7-1 with a 2.49 ERA in 16 starts. He has won each of his past three starts, striking out at least 10 in each of those contests.

Woodruff is 4-4 with a 3.02 ERA in 12 career appearances vs. St. Louis, including 10 starts. He is 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA in two starts this season against the Cardinals, allowing two runs in nine innings.

Quintana, acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates at the trade deadline, is 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA in 10 starts with St. Louis. In his latest start, he tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings in an 11-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday to extend his scoreless streak to 17 1/3 innings.

The lefty will be making his 21st career appearance (20th start) against Milwaukee but first with the Cardinals. He is 9-4 with a 2.95 ERA vs. the Brewers, his most wins against any opponent. He faced them twice earlier this year, posting no decisions and a 4.82 ERA.

Quintana is 5-2 with a 4.06 ERA in 10 lifetime starts at Milwaukee.

--Field Level Media

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Recap JUN 23TH 2022

Tyrone Taylor hit a three-run homer to help the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-4 win against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals and earn a split of the four-game series on Thursday afternoon.

Willy Adames also homered for Milwaukee, which won the opener of the series before dropping the next two.

Brewers starter Jason Alexander (2-0) allowed four runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked two.

Brad Boxberger and Devin Williams combined for 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief before Josh Hader pitched struck out two in the ninth for his 21st save

Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson (5-4) allowed five runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked three.

Lars Nootbaar homered among two hits. Nolan Arenado and Nolan Gorman also had two hits apiece for St. Louis.

The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Paul Goldschmidt doubled with Gorman on first. Gorman beat the throw home and the ball caromed away to Alexander, who made a wild throw to third to allow Goldschmidt to score.

The Brewers got a run back in the bottom of the first on a run-scoring ground out by Rowdy Tellez to make it 2-1.

The Brewers didn't score after loading the bases with no outs in the third, but came back with three runs in the fourth on Taylor's towering home run.

Andrew McCutchen started the inning with a single, but was thrown out while trying to score standing up on a base hit by Victor Caratini. Taylor stepped up, however, and blasted the three-run homer for a 4-2 lead.

Nootbaar homered to start the fifth and trim the lead to 4-3. Adames homered to lead off the bottom half of the inning and re-establish the two-run lead at 5-3.

The Cardinals put runners on second and third with no outs in the sixth, but only pushed one run across on a sacrifice fly by Juan Yepez to make it 5-4.

The Brewers came back with a sacrifice fly by Jace Peterson in the eighth to push the lead to 6-4.

--Field Level Media

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