The Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 in walk-off fashion Sunday afternoon. Corbin Burnes drew his turn in the rotation as he faced off against Michael Wacha for the Cardinals. The roof was closed again and the fans were cozy inside for this matchup.
Christian Yelich continued his insanely hot start to the season with another bomb to right field in the first inning. He is the sixth player in MLB history to hit a homer in each of the teams first four games. That would give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead after the first inning.
Corbin Burnes came out of the gate humming. Through his first three innings, Burnes struck out nine Cardinal batters. Pretty impressive for his first MLB start. Some minor hiccups came in the fourth and fifth inning when he allowed a two-run bomb to Paul DeJong. Then back to back solo shots from Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt would put the Cardinals up 4-1.
The Brewers started to rally back in the seventh inning though. Ryan Braun singled in a run to start off the comeback. Travis Shaw would follow that up with an RBI single of his own to get the score to 4-3. The dramatics came in the ninth when Christian Yelich hit a walk-off double to left center that scored Lorenzo Cain and Ben Gamel. Yelich is doing all-time great things at the plate so far this year.
It was a fitting way to end an exciting opening series that the Brewers took three out of four games. Milwaukee will now travel to Cincinnati to begin a series with the Reds Monday. Zach Davies will be next up in the rotation for the Brewers. He will be going against Anthony DeSclafani for Cincinnati. First pitch will be thrown out at 5:40 from the Great American Ball Park.