Cardinals tie in 9th, but fall to Brewers in 10 innings, 2-1

Cardinals tie in 9th, but fall to Brewers in 10 innings, 2-1
By The Associated Press
Apr. 20, 2024 | ST. LOUIS
By The Associated Press Apr. 20, 2024 | 11:39 AM | ST. LOUIS
William Contreras drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and finished with two RBIs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night.

Contreras hit a two-out single off Ryan Helsley (1-2) in the 10th inning that scored automatic runner Blake Perkins, breaking a 1-all tie. Hoby Milner shut down the middle of the Cardinals’ order in the bottom of the 10th to earn his first career save in 242 appearances.

Milwaukee won its second straight game. St. Louis lost for the fourth time in six games and has failed to score more than three runs in a game during that span.

“We’re fighting through it,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. “We’ve got to be able to score more runs, there’s no secret to that, and another game where we didn’t.”

Cardinals starter Kyle Gibson allowed one run on three hits in six innings. The 36-year-old right-hander has gone at least six innings in all four of his starts this season.

The Cardinals’ Willson Contreras extended his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games with a single in the second inning. He tried to score from second after Jordan Walker struck out swinging on a passed ball, but was thrown out by his brother, William, on a throw to Peralta who was knocked down in a heavy collision at the plate.

The Cardinals held a moment of silence and a video tribute before the game in honor of former Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog, who died on Tuesday at 92.

(AP Photo Jeff Roberson)