The Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 at Miller Park in their home opener. It was a game that couldn't have been scripted better with excitement from start to finish. The Brewers welcomed back Rollie Fingers and Robin Yount to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Ryan Braun and Christian Yelich were on the receiving end of those pitches. All four players have formerly one an MVP award with Milwaukee.
St. Louis got out to an early lead with two homers in the second to give them a 3-0 advantage. The Brewers quickly answered back with a solo shot in the bottom half of the second by Mike Moustakas. Christian Yelich picked up right where he left off when he ripped a three-run shot to center in the third. Miller Park went crazy when it happened.
Jhoulys Chacin surprised the 45,000 people on hand with a solo shot of his own in the fifth to give Milwaukee a 5-3 lead at the time. That effort helped him secure his first win of the season. Josh Hader would come in the final two innings to shut the door on the Cardinals. Not without some dramatics though. In the final at bat of the game, Hader gave up a deep fly that nearly sent this game into extra innings. Lorenzo Cain made a catch that will forever be remembered. Robbing the Cardinals of the game-tying home run. Hader picked up his first save of the season thanks to Cain.
The Brewers and Cardinals will now run it back tomorrow night at 7:10. Freddy Peralta will take his turn in the rotation for Milwaukee. He will be facing Jack Flaherty in what should be another awesome matchup between these two heavyweight teams.