William Contreras Leads Brewers to 2-1 Win Over Cardinals in Extra Innings

Brewers edge Cardinals 2-1 in 10 innings, Contreras drives in winning run. Peralta's strong start and Milner's save seal the victory for the division-leading Brewers.

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William Contreras Leads Brewers to 2-1 Win Over Cardinals in Extra Innings

William Contreras Leads Brewers to 2-1 Win Over Cardinals in Extra Innings

William Contreras drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the 10th inning, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night at Busch Stadium. Contreras finished the game with two RBIs as the Brewers won their second straight game.

Brewers starter Freddy Peralta pitched six scoreless innings, striking out seven and allowing only four hits. Contreras gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the third inning with an RBI double that scored Blake Perkins.

The Cardinals tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth with a two-out rally. However, Hoby Milner shut down the middle of the Cardinals' order in the 10th inning to earn his first career save in 242 appearances.

Why this matters: The win was vital for the Brewers as they lead the NL Central Division, while the Cardinals lost for the fourth time in six games and have struggled to score more than three runs during that span. The game also marked the first matchup of the season between these two division rivals.

Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Gibson had a quality start, allowing one run on three hits and four walks in six innings. "We had a couple of opportunities to get some runs early," Gibson said. "I felt good about being able to limit the damage."

The Cardinals' offense continued to struggle, leaving 12 runners on base. Nolan Gorman struck out to end the game with the tying run on second base in the 10th inning. The Cardinals fell to one game under.500 and remain in fifth place in the NL Central.

Key Takeaways

  • William Contreras drove in the go-ahead run for the Brewers in the 10th inning.
  • Freddy Peralta pitched 6 scoreless innings for the Brewers, striking out 7.
  • The Cardinals tied the game 1-1 in the 9th but lost 2-1 in 10 innings.
  • The win was vital for the Brewers, who lead the NL Central division.
  • The Cardinals' offense struggled, leaving 12 runners on base and falling to 1 game under .500.