Brewers drop opener to Cards 5-0; Milwaukee now two back in Central - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Brewers drop opener to Cards 5-0; Milwaukee now two back in Central

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Adam Wainwright came within two outs of his first career shutout and Ryan Ludwick and Colby Rasmus homered for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 5-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

The 27-year-old right-hander settled down after working out of bases-loaded jam in the second and didn't allow a hit after the fourth inning until Casey McGehee's infield hit leading off the ninth.

Wainwright (9-5) allowed seven hits, struck out nine and walked two before being lifted for Ryan Franklin who induced Jason Kendall to hit into a double play on his second pitch.

Yovani Gallardo (8-6) allowed four runs and six hits, walked five and struck out five in five innings.

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