79
      Sunday
      95 / 75
      Monday
      88 / 71
      Tuesday
      89 / 70

      Adams' homer lifts Cardinals over Brewers


      ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Adams had a two-run home run and the Cardinals broke open a tight game with four in the eighth to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 on Wednesday night.


      The Cardinals won their fifth consecutive game to maintain a one-game lead over Pittsburgh and a three-game advantage on Cincinnati in the NL Central. The Pirates finished a three-game sweep at Texas and the Reds knocked off the Chicago Cubs earlier in the day.


      Milwaukee has lost three of five.


      Brandon Kintzler (3-2) gave up three runs on two hits and a walk while only getting two outs.


      Carlos Beltran's sacrifice fly off Michael Gonzalez scored Matt Carpenter to give the Cardinals a 2-1 lead. An error by catcher Jonathan Lucroy allowed Jon Jay to score and Adams followed with his 12th homer of the season.


      Trevor Rosenthal (2-3) had a hitless eighth inning for the win.

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