By ANDREW WAGNER, Related Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Adrian Houser pitched his first professional shutout, throwing a crisp three-hitter that led the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 Saturday night time.
Houser (8-6) didn’t enable a runner till Nolan Arenado led off the fifth inning with a single. The 28-year-old righty struck out seven, walked none and blanked the playoff-contending Cardinals on 100 pitches.
This was Houser’s 51st begin within the majors — he additionally began 114 instances within the minors throughout a profession that started in 2011 within the Houston group.
Luis Urias led off the Milwaukee first together with his nineteenth dwelling run, the one run that Houser and the NL Central leaders wanted.
Kwang Hyun Kim (6-7) had held Milwaukee to simply two runs over 17 1/3 innings in three earlier begins, however noticed that double complete in two innings.
The Brewers added three runs within the second on RBI singles by Rowdy Tellez and Urias and a ground-rule double by Luke Maile.
Kim exited with two outs within the second after Willy Adames acquired Milwaukee’s seventh hit.
Jake Woodford took over and threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings, permitting two hits with 5 strikeouts.
Cardinals: LHP Andrew Miller threw a bullpen session with out situation and will return from the injured record someday within the subsequent week, supervisor Mike Shildt mentioned.
Brewers: OF Avisail Garcia sat out a second straight recreation with a sore hamstring. The harm isn’t critical, in response to supervisor Craig Counsell, however the Brewers are taking a cautious method to get Garcia again to full energy for the stretch run.
The collection wraps up Sunday with Brewers RHP Corbin Burnes (9-4, 2.27 ERA) dealing with off in opposition to Cardinals left-hander Jon Lester (5-6, 5.05).
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