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Bianchi drove in two runs with a 10th-inning single up the middle as the Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Saturday night.
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Bianchi made his second start since coming off the disabled list on May 2 after he was sidelined by bursitis in his left hip.
"It feels great," he said. "Biggest thing was we got a win."
The Brewers snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 3-13 in May. It also gave John Axford (1-3) his first win since Sept. 1, 2012.
Jim Henderson worked a perfect inning for his eighth save in eight chances.
Getting the start over the struggling Rickie Weeks, Bianchi singled just past diving shortstop Pete Kozma to give him his first two RBIs of the season. He had only five at-bats before Saturday and one hit in seven games.
The Brewers loaded the bases with one out in the 10th against Joe Kelly (0-2). Logan Schafer grounded into a fielder's choice to a pulled-in Kozma, who threw home to force out Ryan Braun and set up Bianchi's game-winner.
"You get a guy at third base with no out, all of a sudden the next two guys make outs and you're like, `OK,"' Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. "And we get a big hit."
Kelly allowed runs for the first time in five appearances. He allowed two hits and a walk in one inning for the Cardinals, who fell to 0-3 in extra-inning games.
"I just gave up some hits and then I got the ground balls I needed to. I thought I was going to get out of it, and made another good pitch," Kelly said. "It found a way to stick up the middle."
Axford gave up one hit and two walks in 1 1-3 innings to earn the win. Axford struck out two, including pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso with the bases loaded to end a ninth-inning threat.
He also threw as hard as he had in some time, clocking one pitch at 97 mph.
"I've been feeling good lately," he said. "I looked in the mirror and got a little deeper inside myself the last few outings. I think I dug in and realized I need to do a little bit more."
The Cardinals used four consecutive singles with two outs in the sixth inning to tie it 4-4. Matt Carpenter's hit chased Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada and drove in Kozma who started the rally. Jon Jay's single brought in Ty Wigginton.
Braun gave Milwaukee a 4-2 lead in the fifth with his second single of the game.
The Brewers broke through in the third with a two-out rally. Segura's fourth triple of the season drove in Bianchi and Norichika Aoki to make it 2-2. Braun gave Milwaukee a 3-2 lead with his first single.
St. Louis scored twice in the second but left the bases loaded. Kozma drove in Allen Craig, who walked to start the inning. Carpenter's single gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead.
Estrada gave up four runs, seven hits and four walks over 5 2-3 innings. He struck out two.
Lance Lynn lasted just five innings. He gave up four earned runs on eight hits and two walks as his ERA rose to 3.27 from 2.88.
He struck out three, his fewest since his first start of the season when he was lifted after four innings at Arizona on April 3.
"I would have liked to pitch better today to help us win the game," Lynn said. "But everybody else picked up the slack."
|Jeff Bianchi drives in two runs with a 10th-inning single, which proves to be the winning runs against the Cardinals. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Norichika Aoki, RF||4||2||2||0||1||0||0||.323|
|Jean Segura, SS||4||1||3||2||0||1||1||.361|
|Ryan Braun, LF||5||0||3||2||0||1||1||.326|
|Aramis Ramirez, 3B||5||1||3||0||0||0||2||.352|
|Jonathan Lucroy, C||3||0||0||0||1||0||2||.215|
|Carlos Gomez, CF||3||1||0||0||2||2||1||.345|
|Yuniesky Betancourt, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||4||.225|
|John Axford, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Logan Schafer, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||.163|
|Jim Henderson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jeff Bianchi, 2B||5||1||2||2||0||1||1||.300|
|Marco Estrada, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.188|
|Mike Gonzalez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Burke Badenhop, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Rickie Weeks, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.175|
|Brandon Kintzler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Alex Gonzalez, 1B||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||.181|
|a-hit into fielder's choice for Axford in the 10th|
|b-struck out for Badenhop in the 7th|
|3B - Jean Segura (4, Lynn)|
|SH - Marco Estrada (4)|
|RBI - Jean Segura 2 (20), Ryan Braun 2 (28), Jeff Bianchi 2 (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jean Segura 2 (5), Ryan Braun (8), Jeff Bianchi 2 (2)|
|PK - Jean Segura (1, Lynn)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Segura-Betancourt|
|Mike Gonzalez (BS,3)||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||3.86|
|John Axford (W,1-3)||1.1||1||0||0||2||3||0||7.79|
|Jim Henderson (S,8)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.00|
|IBB - Molina by John Axford|
|Pitches-Strikes - Marco Estrada 93-53, Mike Gonzalez 5-3, Burke Badenhop 4-3, Brandon Kintzler 17-10, John Axford 33-13, Jim Henderson 10-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Marco Estrada 5-10, Brandon Kintzler 1-1, John Axford 1-0, Jim Henderson 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Marco Estrada 28, Mike Gonzalez 1, Burke Badenhop 1, Brandon Kintzler 5, John Axford 7, Jim Henderson 3|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Matt Carpenter, 2B||4||0||1||2||1||0||1||.303|
|Jon Jay, CF||4||0||1||1||1||1||3||.273|
|Matt Holliday, LF||5||0||1||0||0||1||3||.272|
|Allen Craig, RF-1B||3||1||1||0||2||1||1||.307|
|Yadier Molina, C||4||0||2||0||1||1||2||.335|
|Matt Adams, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||4||.421|
|Trevor Rosenthal, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Edward Mujica, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Daniel Descalso, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||3||.197|
|Joe Kelly, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|David Freese, 3B||5||1||1||0||0||0||1||.210|
|Pete Kozma, SS||5||1||2||1||0||1||1||.265|
|Lance Lynn, P||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.071|
|Fernando Salas, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Ty Wigginton, PH||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.207|
|Carlos Martinez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Carlos Beltran, RF||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.295|
|a-struck out for Mujica in the 9th|
|b-singled for Salas in the 6th|
|2B - Matt Holliday (7, Axford), Allen Craig (12, M. Estrada)|
|SH - Lance Lynn (6)|
|RBI - Matt Carpenter 2 (14), Jon Jay (22), Pete Kozma (16)|
|2-OUT RBI - Matt Carpenter 2 (8), Jon Jay (10), Pete Kozma (6)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|DP - Kozma-M. Carpenter-Adams, Kozma-M. Carpenter-Adams, Kozma-M. Carpenter-Adams|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Joe Kelly (L,0-2)||1||3||2||2||1||1||0||7.36|
|IBB - Gomez by Joe Kelly|
|HBP - Segura (by Carlos Martinez), Lucroy (by Carlos Martinez)|
|WP - Trevor Rosenthal (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Lance Lynn 89-56, Fernando Salas 14-10, Carlos Martinez 24-16, Trevor Rosenthal 17-13, Edward Mujica 13-9, Joe Kelly 19-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Lance Lynn 8-1, Carlos Martinez 3-0, Edward Mujica 1-0, Joe Kelly 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Lance Lynn 22, Fernando Salas 3, Carlos Martinez 7, Trevor Rosenthal 2, Edward Mujica 4, Joe Kelly 7|
|Attendance - 42410|
|Game Time - 3:48|
|Temperature - 84|
|Umpires - Home - Mike DiMuro, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Chris Conroy|