June 23, 2018 / 11:45 PM / 8 months ago

Holy Molina: Two homers as Cards beat Brewers

Yadier Molina’s second homer of the game Saturday wiped out a Milwaukee Brewers lead and gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-2 win at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

With the Brewers leading 2-1 in the top of the sixth inning, Marcell Ozuna greeted reliever Jeremy Jeffress (5-1) with a single. Molina then clouted a 383-foot shot over the wall in right-center for his second two-homer game of a seven-game road trip.

The blast made a winner of starter Miles Mikolas (8-2), who permitted two runs on three hits over 6 2/3 innings. Mikolas walked two and fanned five in beating Milwaukee for the second time this year.

Four relievers picked up the last seven outs, with closer Bud Norris collecting his 14th save in 16 chances by inducing a game-ending double play from Manny Pina after Hernan Perez reached on an infield single.

Both Brewers runs scored in the first. A bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Jesus Aguilar scored Christian Yelich. Brad Miller made his Milwaukee debut by flipping a bloop single over shortstop Yairo Munoz to make it 2-0.

Molina led off the second with his first homer, a 398-foot wallop to right-center. It was the only run St. Louis mustered off starter Chase Anderson in his five innings of work.

Anderson yielded just two hits, walking four and fanning nine. But he needed 100 pitches to get his 15 outs, forcing the Brewers to get 12 outs from their bullpen.

It was just the third win in 11 games for the Cardinals.

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