Cardinals beat Brewers; both teams clinch playoff spots

ST. LOUIS — Harrison Bader tripled and homered to assist the St. Louis Cardinals clinch a post-season berth on the ultimate day of the common season with a 5-2 win over Milwaukee, and the Brewers additionally earned a playoff spot Sunday by way of assistance on the West Coast moments later.

St. Louis (30-28) would be the fifth seed within the NL and open a three-game wild-card collection at San Diego on Wednesday. By successful, the Cardinals prevented having to journey to Detroit for 2 make-up video games Monday.

The Brewers (29-31) locked up the eighth seed and a 3rd consecutive post-season berth after the Padres beat San Francisco 5-4 in a sport that ended about 15 minutes later. The Giants completed with an identical file because the Brewers however misplaced out on a tiebreaker resulting from an inferior intradivision file.

Milwaukee will face the top-seeded Dodgers in Los Angeles in a three-game collection that additionally begins Wednesday.

The Brewers haven’t had a successful file at any level this season. Milwaukee and Houston would be the first teams ever to qualify for the playoffs with a dropping mark.

Cardinals starter Austin Gomber allowed one run, one hit, and two walks and struck out three over 4 innings.

Giovanny Gallegos (2-0), Genesis Cabera, and Alex Reyes mixed to pitch the ultimate 5 innings. Reyes bought his first save.

Brett Anderson (4-4) surrendered a triple to Bader and a stroll to Tyler O’Neill to start out the third inning earlier than departing with a blister on his left index finger. Anderson opened the season on the injured listing with a blister on the identical finger and didn’t make his debut till Aug. 3.

Freddy Peralta changed him a day after being activated from the paternity listing, and O’Neill promptly stole second. Kolten Wong then hit a line drive off Peralta’s leg that Peralta threw into the proper subject to attain Bader and O’Neill.

Paul Goldschmidt and Paul DeJong all added RBI singles to push the St. Louis result in 4-0.

After Milwaukee scored within the prime of the fifth, Bader hit his fifth residence run of the season.


Yadier Molina grounded right into a triple play within the eighth inning when he hit a one-hop grounder to Jace Peterson at the third base within the eighth inning. It was Milwaukee’s first triple play since Sept. 23, 2016, when Cincinnati’s Joey Votto lined out to the first base. Molina was additionally the final Cardinals participant to hit right into a triple play when he grounded out to 3rd base at Boston on Aug. 15, 2017.


Cardinals: St. Louis president of baseball operations John Mozeliak introduced that RHP Dakota Hudson could have a Tommy John surgical procedure on his proper elbow Monday. Hudson went 3-2 with a 2.77 ERA in eight begins earlier than leaving his begin on Sept. 17 at Pittsburgh with proper elbow discomfort after two innings.


Brewers: The Brewers head to Los Angeles and can doubtless be without two of their prime starters in Anderson and Corbin Burnes, who sustained left indirect harm on Thursday.

Cardinals: This would be the fourth post-season collection between St. Louis and San Diego, who confronted one another in 1996, 2005, and 2006 within the Division Series.

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