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St. Louis0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 060
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  W: J. Teheran (3-5)   L: D. Hudson (6-3)   S: E. Small (1)
1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)2:10 PM CT, September 28, 2023
American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  Attendance: 29,185

Brewers turn to Corbin Burnes in finale vs. Cards

According to STATS
According to STATS

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers

  1. The Cardinals and Brewers face off for the fourth and final time this season, with Milwaukee leading the season series, 6-4. If Milwaukee wins one game of the series, they will finish with their first winning record against St. Louis since 2018 (11-8).
  2. With the next Pittsburgh win or St. Louis loss, the Cardinals will secure last place in the division for the first time since 1990 (NL East). This includes 138 days being in last place outright -- second most days in franchise history (1897 St. Louis Browns -- 146).
  3. Paul Goldschmidt has 25 home runs and 79 RBI this season, his eighth season of 25 HR and 75 RBI since 2013 (tied for most in MLB over that span). This includes nine seasons of at least 150 games played -- most in MLB.
  4. The Brewers need two more wins to reach 90 for the third time under manager Craig Counsell (also: 2018 and 2021). Counsell would become the first Brewers manager with three 90-win seasons all-time.
  5. Willy Adames is leading the Brewers in home runs (24) and RBI (78) -- he would become the third Milwaukee shortstop to lead the team in both categories (Robin Yount, 1984 and Bill Hall, 2006). Adames is the first Brewers shortstop with 20 HR in three straight seasons.
  6. With four more strikeouts, Corbin Burnes will reach 200 for the third consecutive year, tying the longest active streak in the MLB. Three straight would also be second longest in Brewers history (Yovani Gallardo -- four straight, 2009-2012).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/26/2023 thru 9/28/2023

The Milwaukee Brewers will give the ball to ace right-hander Corbin Burnes as they look to build momentum toward the postseason when they wrap up a three-game series against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.

Burnes (10-8, 3.46 ERA) will be opposed by right-hander Dakota Hudson (6-2, 4.95).

Milwaukee, which clinched the National League Central title on Tuesday, snapped a three-game skid by rallying for a 3-2 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday. Tyrone Taylor had a pair of RBI doubles for the Brewers, including the go-ahead hit in the seventh inning.

Taylor, activated in mid-July after two stays on the injured list, is hitting .333 (18-for-54) over his past 16 games with seven doubles, four homers, 13 RBIs and 12 runs.

"I think Tyrone's a pretty primary piece right now, the way he's played the second half of the season," Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said.

The Brewers, who had scored just one run in each of their two previous losses, improved to just 15-43 when scoring three runs or fewer. Milwaukee is 74-16 when scoring four runs or more.

Milwaukee (89-69) owns a 24-12 mark over its past 36 games and 14-4 over its past 18 games at home. The Brewers, who close with three home games against the division rival Chicago Cubs this weekend, also improved to 28-18 in one-run games this season and 30-18 vs. the NL Central.

Over his past seven starts, Burnes is 1-2 despite producing a 3.02 ERA over that span. In his latest outing, he allowed two hits over five scoreless innings in a 16-1 victory at Miami on Friday.

"I thought he threw a lot of quality pitches, I don't know if they were right below the zone, I thought he threw a bunch of good pitches and we didn't get the calls, or they were just balls and they took them and did a nice job," Counsell said after the Friday contest. "But he had good stuff tonight and he stayed off barrels really, really well."

Burnes is 4-5 with a 2.97 ERA in 16 career games, including 13 starts, against the Cardinals. He took a 3-0 loss this season at St. Louis on May 17, when he allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings.

After going 4-1 over five starts in August, Hudson is 1-1 with a 5.93 ERA in five starts in September. In his latest appearance, he allowed two runs on nine hits in six innings but did not get the decision in a 4-2 loss at San Diego on Friday.

Hudson is 1-3 with a 5.10 ERA in nine career appearances vs. the Brewers, including six starts. He is 0-3 with 9.98 ERA in four starts at Milwaukee, having yielded 17 earned runs in 15 1/3 innings.

After his latest outing, Hudson said he was mostly aiming for consistency in his remaining starts.

"I'm looking to just execute as many pitches as I can and just try and put myself in a good place leading into the offseason," Hudson said. "And know how to come back and win as many games as I can next year."

--Field Level Media

Updated September 28, 2023