Gray fans 12, but Cards still fall to Brewers 2-0

Gray fans 12, but Cards still fall to Brewers 2-0
By The Associated Press
Apr. 22, 2024 | ST. LOUIS
By The Associated Press Apr. 22, 2024 | 09:27 AM | ST. LOUIS
Owen Miller broke a scoreless tie with a two-run single and Colin Rea tossed five shutout innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Milwaukee has won four in a row and swept a three-game series in St. Louis for the first time since Sept. 24-26, 2018.

Sonny Gray stuck out 12 batters over 6 1/3 innings for the Cardinals, who have lost four in a row.

Gray, who signed as a free agent on Nov. 27, allowed five hits and gave up his first two runs of the season. Gray (2-1) struck out 20 batters before giving up his first walk of the season to Joey Ortiz in the fifth.

Reliver Bryan Hudson, who grew up in the St. Louis suburb of Alton, Illinois, retired all seven batters he faced following Rea. Hudson struck out four and picked up his first career win.

The left-hander gave out 70 tickets among family and friends. He spent his childhood attending Cardinals games and even played at Busch Stadium while in high school.

St. Louis catcher Willson Contreras extended his career-best hitting streak to 14 games with a first-inning single. It is the longest current run in the major and is second this season behind Marcell Ozuna of Atlanta, who had a 17-game streak snapped Saturday.

St. Louis takes on Arizona in the opener of a three-game set in St. Louis on Monday.