The Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 at Miller Park Saturday night. Brandon Woodruff started out on the bump for Milwaukee. He faced off against Dakota Hudson for the Cardinals. Both teams were represented well as Miller Park was packed once again this opening series. It was still a tad bit chilly out so the roof was closed.
Christian Yelich started off the game with another homer to left field to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead. He is the first Milwaukee player to hit a homer in each of the teams three games to open a season. Travis Shaw followed that up in the third with a solo shot of his own. Mike Moustakas wanted in on the action as well so he hit a two-run shot in the same inning. Milwaukee would hold a 4-2 lead after five innings.
Brandon Woodruff came out humming against the tough Cardinal lineup. He went five innings only giving up two earned runs to go along with five strikeouts on the night. Junior Guerra was the next man up out of the bullpen for Milwaukee. He threw one scoreless inning before handing the ball over to Alex Claudio and Alex Wilson. They handled the seventh and eighth with ease.
Josh Hader got a standing ovation on his way in to close out the ninth. He continued his dominant form as he finished off the Cardinals with an immaculate inning. Nine pitches to earn him three strikeouts. That gives Milwaukee a 2-1 series lead going into Sunday's contest.
The Brewers and Cardinals will now run it back Sunday at 1:10. Corbin Burnes will take his turn in the rotation for Milwaukee. He will be facing Michael Wacha in what figures to be a thrilling finish to this opening series.