MLB Highlights (Week 10)

NEW Media Staff

Updated: Sept. 27, 5:40 p.m.

Cardinals 5

Brewers 2

The Milwaukee Brewers had a shot to clinch a postseason berth with a win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday but still snuck into the playoffs despite losing.

Losses by the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants helped the Brewers earn the No. 8 seed in the playoffs. Milwaukee will take on the top-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers in a best-of-3 series that starts Wednesday.

In Sunday’s loss, Milwaukee starter Brett Anderson left after just two-plus innings with a blister on his pitching hand. He was charged with allowing two runs after Freddy Peralta replaced him. Peralta ended up allowing three total runs over two innings.

Daniel Vogelbach drove in Milwaukee’s first run on a groundout in the fourth inning. Jacob Nottingham delivered a RBI single in the ninth.

Brewers 3

Cardinals 0

Brandon Woodruff pitched a gem for the Brewers in a must-win game against the Cardinals on Saturday in St. Louis.

Woodruff struck out 10 batters while allowing just two hits over eight innings. He only walked one batter.

Josh Hader worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to seal up the win.

Two of the Brewers’ runs came on back-to-back solo home runs from Ryan Braun and Vogelbach in the fourth inning. Milwaukee added an insurance run in the seventh when Omar Narvaez singled in Orlando Arcia, who had four hits on the night.

Cardinals 9

Brewers 1 (7 inn.)

The Brewers offense was held to two hits in a loss to the Cardinals in the second game of a doubleheader Friday in St. Louis.

St. Louis jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings before scoring six times in the fifth. Milwaukee scored its run in the sixth, when Arcia homered.

Josh Lindblom was tagged with the loss after allowing the first three runs over 2 1/3 innings. Drew Rasmussen and Eric Lauer each allowed three runs in the six-run frame.

Brewers 3

Cardinals 0 (7 inn.)

The Brewers picked up a big win over the Cardinals in the first game of a doubleheader Friday in St. Louis.

Brent Suter pitched the first four innings, striking out four batters and allowing just two hits. Devin Williams then worked two scoreless innings before Hader struck out two in the ninth to finish up the win.

Eric Sogard and Arcia each drove in a run during Milwaukee’s two-run second inning. Christian Yelich homered in the third for the Brewers.

Cardinals 4

Brewers 2

The Brewers were doubled up by the Cardinals on Thursday in St. Louis.

Corbin Burnes started for the Brewers but left after 3 2/3 after sustaining an injury. It was later announced that he strained his left oblique, and he was placed on the injured list.

After Burnes allowed the first three runs, Corey Knebel allowed the final St. Louis run in the sixth.

Tyrone Taylor drove in Milwaukee’s first run on a single in the fourth inning. Sogard singled in the other run in the ninth.