Reyes returns as Cardinals lose 3-2 to Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) It was a memorable return for Alex Reyes. Same for Orlando Arcia, albeit for much different reasons.

Reyes pitched four scoreless innings for St. Louis in his return from Tommy John surgery, but Arcia hit a tiebreaking RBI single in Milwaukee's two-run seventh and the Brewers held off the Cardinals for a 3-2 win on Wednesday.

''It was fun. It was fun knowing that I had the ball today,'' Reyes said. ''Being able to go out there that first inning and execute pitches pretty quickly and strike out two. It was huge.''

Making his first major league appearance since Sept. 29, 2016, the 23-year-old right-hander allowed three hits, struck out two and walked two. He worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the second.

''My job is to get outs,'' Reyes said. ''That's what I was trying to do.''

Fatigue was a bit of a factor for the rookie.

''Not necessarily in the second, more in the third,'' he said. ''I felt a little fatigue. I try not to think about it much when I'm out there.''

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny noticed a change and went out to check on Reyes in the fourth.

''Saw a drop in velocity,'' Matheny said. ''Needed to go out check out, see what was going on. He said it was nothing that he didn't normally feel. It was just something that got us concerned.''

Reyes was done after throwing 73 pitches, 42 for strikes.

''Obviously, we're going to be extra cautious with him,'' Matheny said.

Reyes was 4-1 with a 1.57 ERA two years ago, striking out 52 in 46 innings. He felt pain during a pre-spring training bullpen session in February 2017 and was operated on by Cardinals physician Dr. George Paletta.

Reyes went 3-0 in four minor league injury rehabilitation starts this month at Class A Palm Beach and Peoria, Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis. He struck out 44 in 23 innings.

''This was the first time he's had to work,'' Matheny said. ''All those minor league rehab starts he had barely had anybody on base. So, he had to bear down. Didn't give up any runs. His stuff looked right. His stuff looked good.''

Arcia was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs. He was sent down to work on his batting and was surprised at being recalled so soon.

''Things weren't going my way and they wanted me to go down there to work on my hitting and reset everything.'' Arcia said through a translator. ''Thankfully, things were starting to go a lot better.''

He looked pretty good in the seventh. With two out and runners on first and second, Arcia stopped a 0-for-15 slide with a base hit against Sam Tuivailala (1-1).

Jeremy Jeffress (5-0) got the win despite allowing two runs in the top of the seventh. Josh Hader struck out the side in the eighth and got two outs in the ninth, and Corey Knebel struck out Jose Martinez for his fifth save in seven chances.

Milwaukee went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position, but the NL Central leaders still improved to 19-8 in May, setting a team record for wins in the month. Christian Yelich homered for the Brewers, and Erik Kratz had two hits and scored a run.

Harrison Bader homered for St. Louis, and Dexter Fowler had three singles.

MAKING MOVES

Reyes was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list. Right-hander Mike Mayers was optioned to Memphis, and right-hander Dominic Leone was transferred to the 60-day DL. Leone has been out since May 5 with right upper arm nerve irritation.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: Fowler returned to the starting lineup after missing three games with a bruised right knee. He was hit by a pitch Saturday at Pittsburgh. ... LF Marcell Ozuna was a late scratch and replaced by Tyler O'Neill. Ozuna pinch-hit in the ninth and walked.

Brewers: SS Tyler Saladino (left ankle sprain) was placed on the 10-day DL. He got hurt Tuesday night. Eric Sogard started in his place, and Arcia took over in the seventh.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (2-1, 2.15 ERA) is scheduled to make his third career start against Pittsburgh on Friday. RHP Trevor Williams (5-3, 3.43 ERA) starts for the visiting Pirates.

Brewers: RHP Chase Anderson (4-3, 4.42 ERA) faces the Chicago White Sox on Friday night in the opener of an eight-game trip. He beat the White Sox 5-1 for Arizona in his major league debut on May 11, 2014.

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  • W: J. Jeffress (5-0)L: S. Tuivailala (1-1)S: C. Knebel (5)
  • HR: STL - H. Bader (5), MIL - C. Yelich (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Carpenter 3B40100112.224.340.435.7751.5
J. Gyorko 2B50100023.287.360.446.8050.0
J. Martinez 1B40000113.298.369.445.8140.5
T. O'Neill LF40000022.237.268.500.768-1.0
H. Bader CF41111011.273.354.466.8195.5
D. Fowler RF41300010.172.286.299.5863.5
Y. Munoz SS40200013.304.360.391.7513.5
C. Kelly C10000012.087.125.087.212-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Kelly in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Reyes in the 5th
  • c-hit a sacrifice fly for Gant in the 7th
  • d-walked for Tuivailala in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100114.282.390.431.8201.5
C. Yelich LF51221004.307.372.492.8638.0
J. Aguilar 1B41100112.307.377.555.9322.5
C. Knebel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Shaw 3B30000104.251.338.518.8551.0
D. Santana RF40200010.261.332.370.7011.5
J. Villar 2B40000014.273.323.377.700-0.5
E. Sogard SS10000200.113.222.155.3774.0
O. Arcia SS10110000.200.238.279.5172.0
E. Kratz C31200002.500.556.8751.4314.0
J. Hader P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Ju. Guerra in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - H. Bader (5)
  • SF - T. Pham
  • SH - C. Kelly 2 (2)
  • RBI - H. Bader (9), T. Pham (21)
BATTING
  • HR - C. Yelich (7)
  • SH - J. Guerra
  • RBI - C. Yelich 2 (26), O. Arcia (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Arcia (10)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - Y. Munoz
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Sogard
  • Picked Off - C. Yelich
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Gyorko-Munoz-Martinez; Munoz-Gyorko-Martinez)
  • E - S. Tuivailala
FIELDING
  • E - T. Shaw (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Reyes4.03002200.001.258.0
J. Gant2.02114104.741.18-0.5
T. Lyons (BS, 2)0.01110016.751.75-2.0
S. Tuivailala (L, 1-1)2.04110102.451.43-3.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Reyes4.0
J. Gant2.0
T. Lyons (BS, 2)0.0
S. Tuivailala (L, 1-1)2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Guerra6.04000702.651.1220.5
J. Jeffress (W, 5-0) (BS, 2)1.02211110.620.766.5
J. Hader (H, 9)1.22002401.090.671.0
C. Knebel (S, 5)0.10000105.061.137.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Guerra6.0
J. Jeffress (W, 5-0) (BS, 2)1.0
J. Hader (H, 9)1.2
C. Knebel (S, 5)0.1
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Reyes
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Reyes 73-42, J. Gant 58-31, T. Lyons 1-1, S. Tuivailala 38-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Reyes 2-5, J. Gant 3-3, S. Tuivailala 2-3
  • Batters Faced - A. Reyes 15, J. Gant 13, T. Lyons, S. Tuivailala 10
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Jeffress (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 90-61, J. Jeffress 18-12, J. Hader 33-21, C. Knebel 6-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 7-4, J. Jeffress 2-1, J. Hader 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 22, J. Jeffress 7, J. Hader 9, C. Knebel
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Carpenter 3B40100112.224.340.435.7751.5
J. Gyorko 2B50100023.287.360.446.8050.0
J. Martinez 1B40000113.298.369.445.8140.5
T. O'Neill LF40000022.237.268.500.768-1.0
H. Bader CF41111011.273.354.466.8195.5
D. Fowler RF41300010.172.286.299.5863.5
Y. Munoz SS40200013.304.360.391.7513.5
C. Kelly C10000012.087.125.087.212-0.5
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A. Reyes P10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
b- G. Garcia PH10000011.233.304.383.688-0.5
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c- T. Pham PH00010000.271.372.476.8481.0
T. Lyons P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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d- M. Ozuna PH00000100.260.305.337.6411.0
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  • a-struck out for Kelly in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Reyes in the 5th
  • c-hit a sacrifice fly for Gant in the 7th
  • d-walked for Tuivailala in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF40100114.282.390.431.8201.5
C. Yelich LF51221004.307.372.492.8638.0
J. Aguilar 1B41100112.307.377.555.9322.5
C. Knebel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Shaw 3B30000104.251.338.518.8551.0
D. Santana RF40200010.261.332.370.7011.5
J. Villar 2B40000014.273.323.377.700-0.5
E. Sogard SS10000200.113.222.155.3774.0
O. Arcia SS10110000.200.238.279.5172.0
E. Kratz C31200002.500.556.8751.4314.0
J. Hader P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
H. Perez 1B00000000.252.279.364.6440.0
J. Guerra P10000003.000.000.000.0000.0
a- R. Braun PH00000100.239.306.415.7221.0
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Pina C10100000.218.279.355.6341.0
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  • a-walked for Ju. Guerra in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - H. Bader (5)
  • SF - T. Pham
  • SH - C. Kelly 2 (2)
  • RBI - H. Bader (9), T. Pham (21)
BATTING
  • HR - C. Yelich (7)
  • SH - J. Guerra
  • RBI - C. Yelich 2 (26), O. Arcia (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Arcia (10)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - Y. Munoz
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Sogard
  • Picked Off - C. Yelich
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Gyorko-Munoz-Martinez; Munoz-Gyorko-Martinez)
  • E - S. Tuivailala
FIELDING
  • E - T. Shaw (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Reyes4.03002200.001.258.0
J. Gant2.02114104.741.18-0.5
T. Lyons (BS, 2)0.01110016.751.75-2.0
S. Tuivailala (L, 1-1)2.04110102.451.43-3.5
Total8.01033641---
PITCHERSIP
A. Reyes4.0
J. Gant2.0
T. Lyons (BS, 2)0.0
S. Tuivailala (L, 1-1)2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Guerra6.04000702.651.1220.5
J. Jeffress (W, 5-0) (BS, 2)1.02211110.620.766.5
J. Hader (H, 9)1.22002401.090.671.0
C. Knebel (S, 5)0.10000105.061.137.5
Total9.08213131---
PITCHERSIP
J. Guerra6.0
J. Jeffress (W, 5-0) (BS, 2)1.0
J. Hader (H, 9)1.2
C. Knebel (S, 5)0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Reyes
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Reyes 73-42, J. Gant 58-31, T. Lyons 1-1, S. Tuivailala 38-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Reyes 2-5, J. Gant 3-3, S. Tuivailala 2-3
  • Batters Faced - A. Reyes 15, J. Gant 13, T. Lyons, S. Tuivailala 10
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Jeffress (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 90-61, J. Jeffress 18-12, J. Hader 33-21, C. Knebel 6-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 7-4, J. Jeffress 2-1, J. Hader 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 22, J. Jeffress 7, J. Hader 9, C. Knebel
  • 7TH INNING
    Arcia singled to right, Aguilar scored, Santana to third23
    Yelich homered to center22
    Pham hit sacrifice fly to left, Fowler scored21
    Bader homered to right center11
  • 5TH INNING
    Yelich reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Kratz scored, Guerra to third, Cain out at second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Francisco Pena hit for Carson Kelly
    • F. Pena: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pena struck out swinging
    • Marcell Ozuna hit for Sam Tuivailala
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ozuna walked
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike swinging, Carpenter grounded out to pitcher, Ozuna to second
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Foul, Gyorko reached on an infield single to shortstop, Ozuna to third
    • Corey Knebel pitching
    • Hernan Perez at first
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Josh Hader pitching
    • Manny Pina catching
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked
    • T. O'Neill: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, O'Neill struck out swinging
    • H. Bader: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Bader struck out on foul tip
    • D. Fowler: Fowler singled to right, Martinez to second
    • Y. Munoz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Munoz struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Tuivailala Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pina reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • L. Cain: Cain reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Pina to second on Tuivailala fielding error
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Yelich flied out to deep center, Pina to third
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Aguilar grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Cain out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jeremy Jeffress pitching
    • Orlando Arcia at shortstop
    • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Bader homered to right center
    • D. Fowler: Fowler singled to right center
    • Y. Munoz: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Munoz reached on fielder's choice to third, Fowler to second on 3rd baseman Shaw fielding error
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kelly hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Fowler to third, Munoz to second
    • Tommy Pham hit for John Gant
    • T. Pham: Pham hit sacrifice fly to left, Fowler scored
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter intentionally walked
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gyorko struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Tyler Lyons pitching
    • C. Yelich: Yelich homered to center
    • Sam Tuivailala relieved Tyler Lyons
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Aguilar singled to right
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Shaw flied out to center
    • D. Santana: Santana singled to center, Aguilar to second
    • J. Villar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Arcia singled to right, Aguilar scored, Santana to third
    • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Kratz flied out to left
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Gyorko fouled out to catcher
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
    • T. O'Neill: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, O'Neill grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gant Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar lined out to center
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sogard walked
    • E. Kratz: Kratz singled to left, Sogard to second
    • Ryan Braun hit for Junior Guerra
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Braun walked, Sogard to third, Kratz to second
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Cain flied out to right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • Y. Munoz: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Munoz reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Kelly: Foul, Ball, Munoz stole second, Strike swinging, Ball, Kelly hit sacrifice bunt to first, Munoz to third
    • Greg Garcia hit for Alex Reyes
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • John Gant pitching
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sogard grounded out to second
    • E. Kratz: Foul, Ball, Foul, Kratz singled to right
    • J. Guerra: Strike looking, Guerra hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Kratz to second
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cain walked, Kratz to third, Guerra to second
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Yelich reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Kratz scored, Guerra to third, Cain out at second
    • J. Aguilar: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aguilar walked, Yelich to second
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Shaw flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • T. O'Neill: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, O'Neill popped out to second
    • H. Bader: Bader grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Reyes Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Shaw flied out to deep right
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana lined out to second
    • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Villar lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Carpenter flied out to left
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Reyes Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cain singled to center
    • C. Yelich: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Cain out at second, Cain caught stealing, , Yelich grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Aguilar flied out to deep left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bader grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fowler singled to right
    • Y. Munoz: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Munoz singled to center, Fowler to third
    • C. Kelly: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
    • A. Reyes: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Reyes Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Shaw walked
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Santana singled to left, Shaw to second
    • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Villar grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Shaw to third, Santana out at second
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sogard walked
    • E. Kratz: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sogard stole second, Ball, Kratz hit by pitch
    • J. Guerra: Foul, Guerra lined out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Carpenter singled to center
    • J. Gyorko: Gyorko fouled out to first
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Martinez grounded out to third, Carpenter to second
    • T. O'Neill: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, O'Neill struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Reyes Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Yelich singled to right
    • J. Aguilar: Yelich picked off at first, pitcher to first, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)