Chacin pitches 6 scoreless, Brewers beat Cardinals 2-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jhoulys Chacin had some extra motivation.

Mike Moustakas hit a two-run double, giving Chacin all the runs he needed to beat St. Louis for the first time in his career with the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.

''I can die now,'' Chacin joked to reporters.

Milwaukee (69-57) snapped a three-game losing streak and moved back ahead of St. Louis (68-57) for the second National League wild card. The Cardinals lost for just the second time in their last 12 games.

''We talk about racking up wins and banking wins and we banked a win today and got a great pitching performance,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''I thought we swung the bats pretty good. It's a good win. That's a team that's right in the thick of things and going to be there for the rest of the year.''

Chacin (13-4) entered the game 0-7 with a 6.90 ERA in nine career games, including eight starts, against the Cardinals, but shut them out through six innings as the Brewers avoided their first three-game sweep at St. Louis since July 1-3, 2016.

''This might be the biggest game of the season for me,'' Chacin said. ''The Cardinals have always been tough on me and this year it was an obsession.''

Chacin has won his last three starts and has given up three runs in his last 19 innings. The Brewers improved to 19-8 in his starts this season.

''I thought he kept them off balance, his slider was again good and his fastball,'' Counsell said. ''He threw fastballs and it was good sequencing.''

Jeremy Jeffress gave up a run in two innings of relief and Josh Hader pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 10th save in 13 opportunities for the Brewers.

Moustaskas hammered an 0-2 pitch down the first-base line to score Orlando Arcia and Lorenzo Cain, giving the Brewers a 2-0 lead in the third. Arcia and Cain each stole a base to help get them into scoring position ahead of Moustaskas.

''We always talk about little things and being able to vary our times and our holds and being quick to the plate is important, something that we've done really really well all year,'' Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt said of Cain's steal. ''The reality is the guy's an accomplished base stealer as well. It was a big play.''

John Gant (5-5) gave up two runs on six hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. Gant has failed to make it past 4 1/3 innings in three of his last four starts.

''It was just one of those days,'' Gant said. ''I never really found a good, solid groove.''

Brett Cecil pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, Tyson Ross followed with three scoreless innings and Mike Mayers added another as Cardinals relievers combined for 4 2/3 shutout innings.

Patrick Wisdom hit his first career home run 414 feet into the bleachers in left-center to lead off the eighth for St. Louis.

The Brewers had lost six of their last eight heading into the game.

''It was a really good day for me and for the team,'' Chacin said. ''I think anything is possible for me and for the team. We win on Sunday, a day game and finally beat the Cardinals. It couldn't get better. From this day I hope we keep rolling.''

IRONMAN

Yadier Molina started his 27th straight game, a major league record for catchers 35 years or older.

TRAINING ROOM

Milwaukee: C Manny Pina (left shoulder) missed his third straight game and is day-to-day.

Cardinals: 2B Kolten Wong (bruised elbow) pinch hit and flew out after being taken out of Saturday night's game. RHP Carlos Martinez (right shoulder strain) and IF Yairo Munoz (right wrist sprain) were scheduled to play Sunday at Double-A Springfield and could join the team in Los Angeles.

UP NEXT

Milwaukee: RHP Chase Anderson (7-7, 3.97 ERA) will start a three-game series against the visiting Cincinnati Reds and RHP Homer Bailey (1-10, 6.33 ERA) on Monday night. Anderson is 4-1 with a 2.98 ERA in nine career starts against the Reds.

Cardinals: LHP Austin Gomber (3-0, 2.89 ERA) will kick off a six-game road trip Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers and LHP Alex Wood (7-7, 3.51 ERA). Gomber has won his last two starts and has an 11-inning scoreless streak.

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  • W: J. Chacin (13-4)L: J. Gant (5-5)S: J. Hader (10)
  • HR: STL - P. Wisdom (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Yelich RF-LF30100102.310.373.518.8912.0
L. Cain CF31100101.302.394.423.8175.0
M. Moustakas 3B30120102.255.319.465.7845.0
J. Aguilar 1B30000102.277.365.574.9391.0
T. Shaw 2B40100003.246.337.475.8121.0
J. Schoop 2B00000000.234.262.417.6790.0
R. Braun LF30000101.250.301.457.7571.0
K. Broxton RF00000000.186.314.356.6700.0
E. Kratz C30100001.244.281.370.6521.0
O. Arcia SS41100022.208.243.275.5183.0
J. Chacin P20000001.178.229.200.4290.0
a- E. Thames PH00000100.227.307.509.8161.0
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Perez PH10000011.264.298.419.716-0.5
J. Hader P00000000.500.500.5001.0000.0
  • a-walked for Chacin in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Jeffress in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 1B40100001.269.385.572.9571.0
Y. Molina C40000002.275.323.449.7730.0
T. O'Neill RF40000011.288.319.455.774-0.5
M. Ozuna LF40100020.271.315.401.7160.0
P. DeJong SS40000032.239.317.434.752-1.5
J. Gyorko 3B40100000.252.335.409.7441.0
H. Bader CF30000011.282.351.448.799-0.5
G. Garcia 2B20100000.228.316.329.6452.0
J. Gant P00000000.045.045.182.2270.0
B. Cecil P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- K. Wong PH10000001.240.324.389.7130.0
T. Ross P0000-000.154.171.154.000-
b- P. Wisdom PH11111000.444.500.7781.2786.0
M. Mayers P00000000.000.500.000.5000.0
  • a-lined out for Cecil in the 5th
  • b-homered for Ross in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Moustakas (26)
  • SH - E. Kratz
  • RBI - M. Moustakas 2 (74)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Moustakas 2 (24)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Aguilar, T. Shaw 3 (3), E. Kratz, O. Arcia, H. Perez
BATTING
  • HR - P. Wisdom
  • SH - J. Gant (3)
  • RBI - P. Wisdom (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Molina, P. DeJong 2 (2), H. Bader, K. Wong
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Cain (23), O. Arcia (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (DeJong-Garcia-Carpenter; Garcia-Carpenter; Gyorko-Garcia-Carpenter)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin (W, 13-4)6.04000303.581.1725.5
J. Jeffress (H, 18)2.01110211.381.015.0
J. Hader (S, 10)1.00000201.520.7911.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin (W, 13-4)6.0
J. Jeffress (H, 18)2.0
J. Hader (S, 10)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gant (L, 5-5)4.16222103.761.23-2.5
B. Cecil0.20001005.331.89-1.0
T. Ross3.00002004.181.307.0
M. Mayers1.00001203.741.233.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Gant (L, 5-5)4.1
B. Cecil0.2
T. Ross3.0
M. Mayers1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Chacin (11)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 82-62, J. Jeffress 32-23, J. Hader 9-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 7-8, J. Jeffress 2-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 23, J. Jeffress 7, J. Hader 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - B. Cecil (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gant 86-52, B. Cecil 6-2, T. Ross 41-23, M. Mayers 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gant 6-5, B. Cecil 1-1, T. Ross 2-5, M. Mayers 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gant 20, B. Cecil 3, T. Ross 9, M. Mayers 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Yelich RF-LF30100102.310.373.518.8912.0
L. Cain CF31100101.302.394.423.8175.0
M. Moustakas 3B30120102.255.319.465.7845.0
J. Aguilar 1B30000102.277.365.574.9391.0
T. Shaw 2B40100003.246.337.475.8121.0
J. Schoop 2B00000000.234.262.417.6790.0
R. Braun LF30000101.250.301.457.7571.0
K. Broxton RF00000000.186.314.356.6700.0
E. Kratz C30100001.244.281.370.6521.0
O. Arcia SS41100022.208.243.275.5183.0
J. Chacin P20000001.178.229.200.4290.0
a- E. Thames PH00000100.227.307.509.8161.0
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Perez PH10000011.264.298.419.716-0.5
J. Hader P00000000.500.500.5001.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Chacin in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Jeffress in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 1B40100001.269.385.572.9571.0
Y. Molina C40000002.275.323.449.7730.0
T. O'Neill RF40000011.288.319.455.774-0.5
M. Ozuna LF40100020.271.315.401.7160.0
P. DeJong SS40000032.239.317.434.752-1.5
J. Gyorko 3B40100000.252.335.409.7441.0
H. Bader CF30000011.282.351.448.799-0.5
G. Garcia 2B20100000.228.316.329.6452.0
J. Gant P00000000.045.045.182.2270.0
B. Cecil P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- K. Wong PH10000001.240.324.389.7130.0
T. Ross P0000-000.154.171.154.000-
b- P. Wisdom PH11111000.444.500.7781.2786.0
M. Mayers P00000000.000.500.000.5000.0
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  • a-lined out for Cecil in the 5th
  • b-homered for Ross in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Moustakas (26)
  • SH - E. Kratz
  • RBI - M. Moustakas 2 (74)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Moustakas 2 (24)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Aguilar, T. Shaw 3 (3), E. Kratz, O. Arcia, H. Perez
BATTING
  • HR - P. Wisdom
  • SH - J. Gant (3)
  • RBI - P. Wisdom (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Molina, P. DeJong 2 (2), H. Bader, K. Wong
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Cain (23), O. Arcia (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (DeJong-Garcia-Carpenter; Garcia-Carpenter; Gyorko-Garcia-Carpenter)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin (W, 13-4)6.04000303.581.1725.5
J. Jeffress (H, 18)2.01110211.381.015.0
J. Hader (S, 10)1.00000201.520.7911.0
Total9.0511071---
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin (W, 13-4)6.0
J. Jeffress (H, 18)2.0
J. Hader (S, 10)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gant (L, 5-5)4.16222103.761.23-2.5
B. Cecil0.20001005.331.89-1.0
T. Ross3.00002004.181.307.0
M. Mayers1.00001203.741.233.0
Total9.0622630---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gant (L, 5-5)4.1
B. Cecil0.2
T. Ross3.0
M. Mayers1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Chacin (11)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 82-62, J. Jeffress 32-23, J. Hader 9-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 7-8, J. Jeffress 2-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 23, J. Jeffress 7, J. Hader 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - B. Cecil (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gant 86-52, B. Cecil 6-2, T. Ross 41-23, M. Mayers 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gant 6-5, B. Cecil 1-1, T. Ross 2-5, M. Mayers 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gant 20, B. Cecil 3, T. Ross 9, M. Mayers 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Wisdom homered to left center21
  • 3RD INNING
    Moustakas doubled to right, Arcia and Cain scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Mike Mayers pitching
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Braun walked
    • E. Kratz: Kratz hit sacrifice bunt to first, Braun to second
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • Hernan Perez hit for Jeremy Jeffress
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Keon Broxton in right field
    • Josh Hader pitching
    • M. Ozuna: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Gyorko flied out to deep right
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moustakas walked
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Aguilar grounded into double play third to second to first, Moustakas out at second
    • T. Shaw: Shaw flied out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jonathan Schoop at second base
    • Patrick Wisdom hit for Tyson Ross
    • P. Wisdom: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Wisdom homered to left center
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter flied out to deep center
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike looking, Molina grounded out to third
    • T. O'Neill: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, O'Neill struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Eric Thames hit for Jhoulys Chacin
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Thames walked
    • C. Yelich: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Yelich lined into double play second to first, Thames out at first
    • L. Cain: Foul, Foul, Cain grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jeremy Jeffress pitching
    • J. Gyorko: Foul, Foul, Gyorko grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Bader: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garcia flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Tyson Ross pitching
    • R. Braun: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Braun lined out to right
    • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Ball, Kratz flied out to center
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Arcia popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Carpenter reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Molina flied out to right
    • T. O'Neill: Strike swinging, Foul, O'Neill reached on fielder's choice to second, Carpenter out at second
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Foul, Ozuna singled to center, O'Neill to third
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Gant Pitching:
    • J. Chacin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Chacin grounded out to second
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Yelich walked
    • L. Cain: Cain reached on an infield single to shortstop, Yelich to second
    • Brett Cecil relieved John Gant
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Moustakas grounded out to first, Yelich to third, Cain to second
    • J. Aguilar: Aguilar intentionally walked
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Shaw fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gyorko popped out to first
    • H. Bader: Bader flied out to center
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia hit by pitch
    • Kolten Wong hit for Brett Cecil
    • K. Wong: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Wong lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Gant Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Shaw popped out to shortstop
    • R. Braun: Braun grounded out to third
    • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kratz singled to center
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • T. O'Neill: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, O'Neill popped out to shortstop
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna grounded out to shortstop
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Gant Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Arcia singled to shallow center
    • J. Chacin: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Arcia stole second, Strike looking, Chacin grounded out to second, Arcia to third
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Yelich grounded out to second
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain walked
    • M. Moustakas: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cain stole second, Moustakas doubled to right, Arcia and Cain scored
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Aguilar lined out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia singled to right
    • J. Gant: Gant hit sacrifice bunt to first, Garcia to second
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike looking, Carpenter grounded out to shortstop, Garcia to third
    • Y. Molina: Strike (foul tip), Molina grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Gant Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar lined out to right
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Shaw singled to center
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Braun flied out to left
    • E. Kratz: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Kratz grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Shaw out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, DeJong lined out to left
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gyorko singled to center
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bader grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Gant Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Yelich singled to left center
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Yelich out at second
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Moustakas lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter flied out to center
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Molina flied out to deep center
    • T. O'Neill: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, O'Neill grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)