Westbrook, Cardinals beat Brewers 6-5

Westbrook, Cardinals beat Brewers 6-5

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MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 02: Jake Westbrook #35 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches in the bottom of the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 02, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

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by Joe Totoraitis, Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Updated Thursday, May 2 at 11:09 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jake Westbrook allowed one run over six innings for his 100th career win and the St. Louis Cardinals held off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Thursday night.

Westbrook (2-1), came in with a 0.98 ERA, best in the majors — it increased to 1.10. In his 12th season, he walked three and struck out four. The Brewers were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position against him.

Westbrook allowed Norichika Aoki's double to open the game and then nothing more until one out in the fourth when the Brewers pushed across a run on three consecutive singles. He struck out Alex Gonzalez and then fanned Wily Peralta (2-2), his third strikeout of the inning.

Westbrook left with a 6-1 lead for the relievers to protect, but the Brewers scored twice in the seventh, one in the eighth and one in the ninth.

 

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