A ground clearance and a flyer got Rangel Ravelo to third base at the second inning, but not beyond the end of the inning.
Freddy Peralta, who entered the game, entered the right and hit the side so that in the fifth inning he brought the game to Devin Williams, a native of St. Louis. Louis. The rookie with one of the best changes in the game withdrew the Cardinals in order, sweeping the center of the order without much resistance. He made two.
Johan Oviedo entered the sixth inning, despite allowing four runs in the first inning. Oviedo started with problems when he played the first hitter of the match with the first throw. He walked the next batter, and then Braun threw his three-run homer to get an advantage the Brewers would never have threatened. Oviedo hit three batters, but also got a key double play and did their best to minimize the damage while maximizing the rest the bullpen would get for the double.
The Cardinals begin a five-game, four-day series in Pittsburgh on Thursday. On Friday they will have another headline, the third of the week.
With the Cardinals tied to the brink of trouble, Wainwright rushes to the rescue, again
Every time the Cardinals have found themselves on the brink of disaster this season (returning from 17 days in quarantine, a thread of wasted bullpen, a losing streak), Adam Wainwright has been the pitcher of the rotation.