May 30, 2018 / 2:52 AM / in 6 months

Wacha wins sixth straight as Cardinals beat Brewers

Michael Wacha allowed two hits over 6 2/3 innings to help the St. Louis Cardinals record a 6-1 victory over the host Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday at Miller Park.

Harrison Bader and Francisco Pena each went 3-for-4 with a homer while Matt Carpenter also went deep for the Cardinals.

Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-5 with a two-run single as St. Louis won for the third time in its past four contests.

The right-handed Wacha (6-1) was charged with one run while winning his sixth straight decision. He struck out three and walked four.

Milwaukee had just three hits as it saw its four-game winning streak come to a halt. The setback was just the Brewers’ third in the past 13 games.

Right-hander Zach Davies (2-5) gave up five runs and eight hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked three.

Wacha pitched four no-hit innings before giving up a single to Hernan Perez to start the fifth.

He walked Ryan Braun to open the seventh before retiring the next two batters. Eric Sogard followed with a single to left to finish Wacha’s night. Right-hander Sam Tuivailala entered and gave up Jonathan Villar’s run-scoring double to right-center field. Tuivailala ended the threat by striking out Lorenzo Cain.

Right-hander Jordan Hicks struck out four in two perfect innings to close it out.

Bader started a four-run second-inning uprising by belting a 2-2 curveball from Davies over the wall in left-center. St. Louis followed by loading the bases before Wacha struck out for the first out of the frame.

Carpenter walked on five pitches to force in a run and Gyorko followed with the two-run single to make it 4-0.

Carpenter led off the fourth by depositing a 1-1 curveball from Davies over the fence in right-center to make it 5-0.

After Milwaukee stopped the shutout in the seventh, Pena sent an 0-1 offering from left-hander Dan Jennings over the fence in center with two out in the eighth.

Milwaukee shortstop Tyler Saladino departed the game in the third inning with a left ankle sprain after awkwardly touching second base during a force play. X-rays were negative, the Brewers announced.

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