DeJong, Molina lift Cardinals over Brewers 4-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) Paul DeJong wanted another chance against Milwaukee reliever Alex Wilson. He made the most of it.

DeJong hit a tiebreaking, leadoff homer in the eighth inning, Yadier Molina had three hits and two RBIs, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Tuesday night.

DeJong took Wilson (1-1) deep on a 2-2 slider to make it 3-2.

''I knew he has a lot of stuff that goes away, a little slider, a little cutter and I wasn't looking to pull him,'' DeJong said. ''I just went with the slider away. I rolled over a slider last night. I knew I wanted to see him deeper in the count, and I just got off a good swing off.''

The Cardinals have won four in a row. The Brewers have lost five of six.

Milwaukee had three solo homers, two by Travis Shaw and another by Orlando Arcia. The Brewers had four solo homers in a 13-5 loss Monday. All Milwaukee's runs in this series have come from home runs.

Molina hit his second double with one out in the eighth, scoring Jose Martinez, who had walked to go with two singles. Molina stole third but was stranded there. It was his first stolen base this season and the 17th time he's stolen third in his career.

''We're doing a pretty good job being aggressive and taking extra bases,'' Molina said. ''That's what part of our game is right now, we're going to take advantage of what they give us.''

Andrew Miller (1-1) struck out two in a perfect eighth to pick up his first win as a Cardinal. Miller's last victory was on Aug. 9 against Minnesota, and the two-time All-Star has a disappointing 6.23 ERA this season.

''That was Andrew Miller tonight,'' Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. ''He had a really filthy slider. It's a pitch that's hard to contend with. With his fastball, that's pretty lethal combination.''

Jordan Hicks pitched the ninth for his sixth save. Shaw led off the ninth with his second home run. After a walk, Hicks got a strikeout and a double play.

''We put together a decent ninth against Hicks,'' Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. ''It just wasn't enough.''

Paul Goldschmidt singled home Matt Carpenter with two outs in the fifth, giving St. Louis a 2-1 lead. Carpenter drew a walk and then stole second, his first this season, to get into scoring position.

Arcia belted a homer to center to lead off the fifth and tie it at 1. Shaw's homer off reliever John Gant tied it at 2 in the sixth. Shaw also homered in Monday's series opener when he snapped an 0-for-17 skid.

''We're playing good teams,'' Shaw said. ''We need to keep our head above water and hopefully finish out this trip well.''

St. Louis starter Daniel Ponce de Leon, who was activated before the game, started in place of the injured Michael Wacha. In his season debut, Ponce de Leon pitched five innings, striking out seven and allowing two hits and one run.

Milwaukee starter Zach Davies pitched 4 2/3 innings. He gave up seven hits and two runs.

CARLOS MARTINEZ UPDATE

Cardinals RHP Carlos Martinez, out with right shoulder cuff strain, has missed 23 games. He threw a side session Tuesday. He's up to 30 pitches of moderate-to-high intensity. He will throw again Friday and likely one more session after that, Shildt said. When he comes back, it will be as a reliever.

ROSTER MOVES

Cardinals: INF/OF Drew Robinson, who was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Monday, was sent back down Tuesday to make room for Ponce de Leon.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: RHP Freddy Peralta (right shoulder inflammation) will throw a full bullpen session Wednesday. His 15-pitch light bullpen Monday went fine, the Brewers said. He could rejoin the rotation in the next homestand, which begins Monday against Colorado.

Cardinals: OF Harrison Bader (right hamstring strain) ran the bases before the game. He is expected to be activated from the injured list before Wednesday's game. ... OF Tyler O'Neill (right ulnar nerve subluxation) was set to begin his rehab assignment Tuesday night in Double-A Springfield. He will play three games there and get four at-bats in each. ... RHP Luke Gregerson (right shoulder impingement) visited with team doctors Tuesday and will returning to Doube-A Springfield. He will be used out of the bullpen as a regular reliever instead of structured work.

UP NEXT

Brewers: Jhoulys Chacin (2-2, 5.92) will be making his second start this season against St. Louis.

Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (1-2, 4.74) pitched a season-high seven innings in his last start (April 11) against the Brewers.

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  • W: A. Miller (1-1)L: A. Wilson (1-1)S: J. Hicks (6)
  • HR: MIL - O. Arcia (4), T. Shaw 2 (4), STL - P. DeJong (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Cain CF40000000.274.346.432.7770.0
C. Yelich RF20000220.330.441.8021.2441.0
Y. Grandal 1B40000023.315.386.589.975-1.0
R. Braun LF30100120.210.247.432.6791.0
T. Shaw 3B42222021.198.286.370.65611.0
H. Perez 2B30100011.262.311.500.8110.5
a- E. Thames PH00000100.250.311.550.8611.0
M. Pina C30000002.190.320.238.5580.0
b- B. Gamel PH10000011.238.333.310.643-0.5
O. Arcia SS41111001.218.265.410.6756.0
Z. Davies P20000010.100.182.100.282-0.5
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- T. Saladino PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Claudio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Wilson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Perez in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Pina in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Albers in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B31100110.230.333.425.7594.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B40110001.269.358.581.9392.0
P. DeJong SS41211010.337.394.6321.0267.5
M. Ozuna LF41100012.256.348.615.9641.5
J. Martinez RF31200100.368.383.474.8574.0
J. Hicks P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Molina C40320000.267.289.395.6849.0
D. Fowler CF40100014.310.395.423.8180.5
K. Wong 2B30000102.278.424.514.9381.0
D. Ponce de Leon P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- J. Gyorko PH10000010.083.214.083.298-0.5
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- L. Thomas PH10000000.286.286.7141.0000.0
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- Y. Munoz PH-RF10000002.222.300.333.6330.0
  • a-struck out for Ponce de Leon in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Gant in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Miller in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - T. Shaw 2 (4), O. Arcia (4)
  • RBI - T. Shaw 2 (8), O. Arcia (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Shaw (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Grandal 2 (2), R. Braun, M. Pina 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - P. DeJong (11), Y. Molina 2 (8)
  • HR - P. DeJong (5)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (19), P. DeJong (12), Y. Molina 2 (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Ozuna 2 (2), D. Fowler 2 (2), K. Wong 2 (2), Y. Munoz 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Carpenter, Y. Molina
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - L. Cain
  • DP - (Arcia-Perez-Grandal)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - D. Fowler
  • DP - (DeJong-Goldschmidt)
  • E - K. Wong
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies4.27221401.651.354.0
M. Albers1.12000005.401.301.0
A. Claudio1.00000103.550.953.5
A. Wilson (L, 1-1)1.02222018.181.91-8.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies4.2
M. Albers1.1
A. Claudio1.0
A. Wilson (L, 1-1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Ponce de Leon5.02113711.801.0012.5
J. Gant (BS, 1)2.02110211.060.714.0
A. Miller (W, 1-1)1.00000206.231.8511.0
J. Hicks (S, 6)1.01111112.701.107.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Ponce de Leon5.0
J. Gant (BS, 1)2.0
A. Miller (W, 1-1)1.0
J. Hicks (S, 6)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Wilson (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 103-65, M. Albers 20-14, A. Claudio 11-7, A. Wilson 23-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 3-5, M. Albers 1-3, A. Claudio 2-0, A. Wilson 1-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 20, M. Albers 6, A. Claudio 3, A. Wilson 7
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Ponce de Leon
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Ponce de Leon 90-56, J. Gant 33-23, A. Miller 13-10, J. Hicks 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Ponce de Leon 4-4, J. Gant 1-3, A. Miller 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Ponce de Leon 20, J. Gant 8, A. Miller 3, J. Hicks 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Cain CF40000000.274.346.432.7770.0
C. Yelich RF20000220.330.441.8021.2441.0
Y. Grandal 1B40000023.315.386.589.975-1.0
R. Braun LF30100120.210.247.432.6791.0
T. Shaw 3B42222021.198.286.370.65611.0
H. Perez 2B30100011.262.311.500.8110.5
a- E. Thames PH00000100.250.311.550.8611.0
M. Pina C30000002.190.320.238.5580.0
b- B. Gamel PH10000011.238.333.310.643-0.5
O. Arcia SS41111001.218.265.410.6756.0
Z. Davies P20000010.100.182.100.282-0.5
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- T. Saladino PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Claudio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Wilson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Perez in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Pina in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Albers in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B31100110.230.333.425.7594.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B40110001.269.358.581.9392.0
P. DeJong SS41211010.337.394.6321.0267.5
M. Ozuna LF41100012.256.348.615.9641.5
J. Martinez RF31200100.368.383.474.8574.0
J. Hicks P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Molina C40320000.267.289.395.6849.0
D. Fowler CF40100014.310.395.423.8180.5
K. Wong 2B30000102.278.424.514.9381.0
D. Ponce de Leon P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- J. Gyorko PH10000010.083.214.083.298-0.5
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- L. Thomas PH10000000.286.286.7141.0000.0
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- Y. Munoz PH-RF10000002.222.300.333.6330.0
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  • a-struck out for Ponce de Leon in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Gant in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Miller in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - T. Shaw 2 (4), O. Arcia (4)
  • RBI - T. Shaw 2 (8), O. Arcia (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Shaw (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Grandal 2 (2), R. Braun, M. Pina 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - P. DeJong (11), Y. Molina 2 (8)
  • HR - P. DeJong (5)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (19), P. DeJong (12), Y. Molina 2 (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Ozuna 2 (2), D. Fowler 2 (2), K. Wong 2 (2), Y. Munoz 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Carpenter, Y. Molina
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - L. Cain
  • DP - (Arcia-Perez-Grandal)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - D. Fowler
  • DP - (DeJong-Goldschmidt)
  • E - K. Wong
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies4.27221401.651.354.0
M. Albers1.12000005.401.301.0
A. Claudio1.00000103.550.953.5
A. Wilson (L, 1-1)1.02222018.181.91-8.0
Total8.01144351---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies4.2
M. Albers1.1
A. Claudio1.0
A. Wilson (L, 1-1)1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Ponce de Leon5.02113711.801.0012.5
J. Gant (BS, 1)2.02110211.060.714.0
A. Miller (W, 1-1)1.00000206.231.8511.0
J. Hicks (S, 6)1.01111112.701.107.5
Total9.05334123---
PITCHERSIP
D. Ponce de Leon5.0
J. Gant (BS, 1)2.0
A. Miller (W, 1-1)1.0
J. Hicks (S, 6)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Wilson (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 103-65, M. Albers 20-14, A. Claudio 11-7, A. Wilson 23-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 3-5, M. Albers 1-3, A. Claudio 2-0, A. Wilson 1-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 20, M. Albers 6, A. Claudio 3, A. Wilson 7
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Ponce de Leon
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Ponce de Leon 90-56, J. Gant 33-23, A. Miller 13-10, J. Hicks 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Ponce de Leon 4-4, J. Gant 1-3, A. Miller 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Ponce de Leon 20, J. Gant 8, A. Miller 3, J. Hicks 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Shaw homered to right34
  • 8TH INNING
    Molina doubled to deep left, Martinez scored24
    DeJong homered to right center23
  • 6TH INNING
    Shaw homered to right22
  • 5TH INNING
    Goldschmidt singled to left center, Carpenter scored12
    Arcia homered to center11
  • 2ND INNING
    Molina singled to left center, Ozuna scored, Martinez to third, Molina out at second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jordan Hicks pitching
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Shaw homered to right
    • Eric Thames hit for Hernan Perez
    • E. Thames: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Thames walked
    • Ben Gamel hit for Manny Pina
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Arcia lined into double play shortstop to first, Thames out at first
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Andrew Miller pitching
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Yelich struck out looking
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Grandal grounded out to second
    • R. Braun: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Alex Wilson relieved Alex Claudio
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, DeJong homered to right center
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna popped out to second
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Foul, Molina doubled to deep left, Martinez scored
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Molina stole third, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Fowler flied out to left
    • K. Wong: Wong intentionally walked
    • Yairo Munoz hit for Andrew Miller
    • Y. Munoz: Foul, Munoz grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Gant Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Arcia lined out to right
    • Tyler Saladino hit for Matt Albers
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Lane Thomas hit for John Gant
    • Alex Claudio pitching
    • L. Thomas: Ball, Thomas grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • John Gant relieved Jedd Gyorko
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Ball, Foul, Grandal grounded out to first
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Shaw homered to right
    • H. Perez: Ball, Perez singled to center
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pina popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Albers Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Martinez lined out to second
    • Y. Molina: Molina grounded out to third
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Fowler singled to center
    • K. Wong: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Wong fouled out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Ponce de Leon Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Arcia homered to center
    • Z. Davies: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davies struck out looking
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wong fouled out to catcher
    • Jedd Gyorko hit for Daniel Ponce de Leon
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • M. Carpenter: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carpenter walked
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Foul, Ball, Carpenter stole second, Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt singled to left center, Carpenter scored
    • Matt Albers relieved Zach Davies
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, DeJong doubled to deep left, Goldschmidt to third
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ozuna flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Ponce de Leon Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Braun walked
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • H. Perez: Foul, Strike looking, Perez reached on fielder's choice to third, Braun out at second
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Pina flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, DeJong flied out to left
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez singled to right center
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike swinging, Molina doubled to deep left, Martinez to third
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Fowler lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Ponce de Leon Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Arcia grounded out to second
    • Z. Davies: Ball, Davies lined out to second
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Cain safe at first on 2nd baseman Wong throwing error, Cain to second
    • C. Yelich: Yelich intentionally walked
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Grandal struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • D. Ponce de Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ponce de Leon grounded out to third
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Carpenter lined out to center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Ponce de Leon Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • H. Perez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Pina flied out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ozuna singled to right
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez singled to left, Ozuna to second
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Foul, Molina singled to left center, Ozuna scored, Martinez to third, Molina out at second
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Fowler struck out on foul tip
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Wong flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Ponce de Leon Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain fouled out to second
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Yelich walked
    • Y. Grandal: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul tip, Grandal struck out on foul tip
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Braun singled to right center, Yelich out at home
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter singled to right
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Goldschmidt grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Carpenter out at second
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)