Broxton drives in go-ahead run, Brewers top Cardinals 2-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) Keon Broxton did a little bit of everything for the Brewers on Thursday.

Broxton drove in the go-ahead run and saved a run with a leaping catch, Matt Garza made a strong start in his return from the disabled list, and Milwaukee beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1.

Broxton, who robbed Jose Martinez of a homer in the second when he stretched his glove atop the center field wall, gave Milwaukee a 2-1 lead with a single in the fifth off reliever Brett Cecil (1-4).

''It was awesome to be able to come out today and do something good for the team,'' Broxton said. ''I'm just trying to make plays. That's my job. It's huge for my confidence, it's huge for the team's confidence. It's a win-win situation for everyone.''

Garza (5-5), making his first start since July 21 because of a right leg strain, gave up one earned run on four hits in 5 2/3 innings to give second-place Milwaukee its first home series win over St. Louis since July 2012. The Brewers, trying to stay close to first-place Chicago in the NL Central, won for just the fifth time in their last 17 games.

Kolten Wong missed a tying home run by a few feet when his drive to right-center bounced off the wall in the eighth. He was stranded at second when Anthony Swarzak retired Tommy Pham on a groundout and Matt Carpenter on a flyout.

Corey Knebel worked the ninth and struck out Greg Garcia with runners on first and second to earn his 20th save in 25 opportunities.

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha allowed one run on five hits in four innings. With the game tied at 1 in the fifth and runners on first and third, manager Mike Matheny pulled Wacha for pinch-hitter Luke Voit, who hit into an inning-ending double play.

''We have to take a shot, especially when you can see we weren't getting many opportunities up until that point,'' Matheny said. ''He was averaging 20 pitches per inning, so he was only going one more inning. We had guys like Cecil that needed to pitch.''

Wacha's only blemish was Jesus Aguilar's homer to left in the third. Aguilar's drive was his 11th this season, and he homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career.

Cecil retired the first two batters in the fifth but then gave up three consecutive singles. Broxton's hit drove in Travis Shaw, who went 2-for-4 after getting just two hits in his previous 19 at-bats.

Garza retired 12 of his first 13 batters to improve to 2-0 against St. Louis this season.

''I thought Matt was very efficient through four innings,'' Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said.

OUCH

Domingo Santana inadvertently hit Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in the back of the head with his bat on a strikeout in the seventh. Earlier in the game, a foul tip by Santana bounced off Molina's chest and lower face mask, leaving him in pain.

BEEN AWHILE

Eric Thames batted leadoff for Milwaukee, the first time he's occupied that spot in the lineup since he was with Toronto in 2011. He went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts as the Brewers' seventh leadoff hitter this year.

''I thought about Thames a bunch in the leadoff spot,'' Counsell said. ''It just hadn't happened yet.''

UP NEXT

Cardinals: Mike Leake (7-9, 3:29) opens up a three-game set Friday at Cincinnati. He is 0-4 against his former team.

Brewers: Milwaukee will call up RHP Brandon Woodruff from Triple-A Colorado Springs for Friday's opener of a three-game series at Tampa Bay.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: Carpenter returned to the lineup after he was scratched Wednesday with hip discomfort. He was 0 for 4.

Brewers: C Jett Bandy left the game late and X-rays revealed he has a fractured rib from getting hit by a pitch earlier this week. Counsell said he will go on the disabled list.

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  • W: M. Garza (5-5)L: B. Cecil (1-4)S: C. Knebel (20)
  • HR: MIL - J. Aguilar (11)
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T. Pham CF40100012.310.396.513.9080.5
M. Carpenter 1B40000003.249.376.445.8210.0
J. Gyorko 3B40100011.275.340.464.8050.5
Y. Molina C31100102.277.310.428.7383.0
L. Weaver PR00000000.250.250.250.5000.0
J. Martinez LF20000201.288.353.496.8492.0
S. Piscotty RF30000123.232.344.363.7070.0
G. Garcia SS40110013.230.346.303.6491.5
M. Wacha P10000010.059.059.059.118-0.5
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B. Cecil P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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S. Oh P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Wacha in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Siegrist in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Thames LF40000023.249.368.534.902-1.0
E. Sogard 2B00000000.288.393.417.8100.0
D. Santana RF30000130.281.371.485.856-0.5
J. Aguilar 1B41111021.284.342.532.8755.0
T. Shaw 3B41200010.291.363.560.9222.5
H. Perez 2B-LF40200002.269.299.444.7444.0
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J. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Swarzak P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Villar PH10100000.217.276.337.6141.0
M. Pina C00000000.299.344.457.8010.0
J. Bandy C30000133.214.294.365.659-0.5
C. Knebel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
O. Arcia SS40200001.276.322.398.7202.0
M. Garza P20000013.111.143.111.254-0.5
L. Brinson CF10000000.106.236.277.5130.0
  • a-singled for Swarzak in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Wong (18)
  • RBI - G. Garcia (10)
BATTING
  • HR - J. Aguilar (11)
  • RBI - J. Aguilar (38), K. Broxton (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Broxton (16)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - H. Perez (10)
  • CS - K. Broxton (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Wacha4.05113513.661.305.5
B. Cecil (L, 1-4)2.03110403.531.36-1.0
K. Siegrist1.00000204.981.604.0
S. Oh1.01000103.561.352.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Wacha4.0
B. Cecil (L, 1-4)2.0
K. Siegrist1.0
S. Oh1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Garza (W, 5-5)5.24112403.681.2517.0
J. Barnes (H, 20)1.10001104.281.242.5
A. Swarzak (H, 13)1.01000102.241.012.5
C. Knebel (S, 20)1.01001201.611.199.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Garza (W, 5-5)5.2
J. Barnes (H, 20)1.1
A. Swarzak (H, 13)1.0
C. Knebel (S, 20)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Wacha 81-51, B. Cecil 28-25, K. Siegrist 14-10, S. Oh 21-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Wacha 5-1, B. Cecil 1-1, S. Oh 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Wacha 19, B. Cecil 9, K. Siegrist 3, S. Oh 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Garza 86-53, J. Barnes 16-10, A. Swarzak 19-11, C. Knebel 29-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Garza 2-10, J. Barnes 1-1, A. Swarzak 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Garza 22, J. Barnes 4, A. Swarzak 4, C. Knebel 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Wong 2B40200010.291.377.408.7852.5
T. Pham CF40100012.310.396.513.9080.5
M. Carpenter 1B40000003.249.376.445.8210.0
J. Gyorko 3B40100011.275.340.464.8050.5
Y. Molina C31100102.277.310.428.7383.0
L. Weaver PR00000000.250.250.250.5000.0
J. Martinez LF20000201.288.353.496.8492.0
S. Piscotty RF30000123.232.344.363.7070.0
G. Garcia SS40110013.230.346.303.6491.5
M. Wacha P10000010.059.059.059.118-0.5
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B. Cecil P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Siegrist P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Grichuk PH10000010.230.280.442.723-0.5
S. Oh P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Wacha in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Siegrist in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Thames LF40000023.249.368.534.902-1.0
E. Sogard 2B00000000.288.393.417.8100.0
D. Santana RF30000130.281.371.485.856-0.5
J. Aguilar 1B41111021.284.342.532.8755.0
T. Shaw 3B41200010.291.363.560.9222.5
H. Perez 2B-LF40200002.269.299.444.7444.0
K. Broxton CF20110101.222.300.430.7302.0
J. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Swarzak P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Villar PH10100000.217.276.337.6141.0
M. Pina C00000000.299.344.457.8010.0
J. Bandy C30000133.214.294.365.659-0.5
C. Knebel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
O. Arcia SS40200001.276.322.398.7202.0
M. Garza P20000013.111.143.111.254-0.5
L. Brinson CF10000000.106.236.277.5130.0
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  • a-singled for Swarzak in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Wong (18)
  • RBI - G. Garcia (10)
BATTING
  • HR - J. Aguilar (11)
  • RBI - J. Aguilar (38), K. Broxton (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Broxton (16)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - H. Perez (10)
  • CS - K. Broxton (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Wacha4.05113513.661.305.5
B. Cecil (L, 1-4)2.03110403.531.36-1.0
K. Siegrist1.00000204.981.604.0
S. Oh1.01000103.561.352.5
Total8.09223121---
PITCHERSIP
M. Wacha4.0
B. Cecil (L, 1-4)2.0
K. Siegrist1.0
S. Oh1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Garza (W, 5-5)5.24112403.681.2517.0
J. Barnes (H, 20)1.10001104.281.242.5
A. Swarzak (H, 13)1.01000102.241.012.5
C. Knebel (S, 20)1.01001201.611.199.0
Total9.0611480---
PITCHERSIP
M. Garza (W, 5-5)5.2
J. Barnes (H, 20)1.1
A. Swarzak (H, 13)1.0
C. Knebel (S, 20)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Wacha 81-51, B. Cecil 28-25, K. Siegrist 14-10, S. Oh 21-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Wacha 5-1, B. Cecil 1-1, S. Oh 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Wacha 19, B. Cecil 9, K. Siegrist 3, S. Oh 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Garza 86-53, J. Barnes 16-10, A. Swarzak 19-11, C. Knebel 29-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Garza 2-10, J. Barnes 1-1, A. Swarzak 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Garza 22, J. Barnes 4, A. Swarzak 4, C. Knebel 5
  • 5TH INNING
    Broxton singled to left, Shaw scored, Perez to second12
    Garcia singled to center, Molina scored, Martinez to third11
  • 3RD INNING
    Aguilar homered to left center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Corey Knebel pitching
    • Manny Pina catching
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gyorko struck out looking
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Molina singled to right
    • Luke Weaver ran for Yadier Molina
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Martinez flied out to left
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Piscotty walked, Weaver to second
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Eric Sogard at second
    • Hernan Perez in left
    • Anthony Swarzak pitching
    • Randal Grichuk hit for Kevin Siegrist
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wong doubled to deep right center
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pham grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Carpenter flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Seung-Hwan Oh pitching
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Perez popped out to second
    • Jonathan Villar hit for Anthony Swarzak
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Villar reached on an infield single to first
    • J. Bandy: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bandy struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Arcia grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Barnes Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked
    • S. Piscotty: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • G. Garcia: Garcia grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Martinez out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kevin Siegrist relieved Brett Cecil
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Aguilar lined out to center
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wong singled to left
    • T. Pham: Pham lined out to second
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Carpenter flied out to left
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gyorko singled to left, Wong to third
    • Lewis Brinson in center
    • Jacob Barnes pitching
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Molina flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Cecil Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Arcia lined out to center
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Brinson grounded out to second
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Molina walked
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked, Molina to second
    • S. Piscotty: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia singled to center, Molina scored, Martinez to third
    • Luke Voit hit for Michael Wacha
    • L. Voit: Strike looking, Ball, Voit grounded into double play second to first, Garcia out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Brett Cecil pitching
    • D. Santana: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Aguilar struck out looking
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Shaw singled to right center
    • H. Perez: Perez singled to left, Shaw to second
    • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Broxton singled to left, Shaw scored, Perez to second
    • J. Bandy: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bandy struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter flied out to deep left
    • J. Gyorko: Foul, Gyorko flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Wacha Pitching:
    • J. Bandy: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bandy struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arcia singled to center
    • M. Garza: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Garza reached on fielder's choice to first, Arcia out at second
    • E. Thames: Thames lined out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia popped out to shortstop
    • M. Wacha: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wacha struck out swinging
    • K. Wong: Wong flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Wacha Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aguilar homered to left center
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Shaw grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Perez singled to right
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Perez stole second, Broxton grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Molina grounded out to second
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Martinez flied out to deep center
    • S. Piscotty: Piscotty flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Wacha Pitching:
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Broxton walked
    • J. Bandy: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Broxton caught stealing, catcher to second, Ball, Ball, Bandy walked
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Foul, Arcia singled to center, Bandy to second
    • M. Garza: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Garza struck out swinging
    • E. Thames: Strike swinging, Thames grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
    • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pham singled to left
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Carpenter lined out to right
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Strike looking, Gyorko flied out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Wacha Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • D. Santana: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
    • J. Aguilar: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Aguilar struck out looking
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Shaw singled to center, Santana to second
    • H. Perez: Perez grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)