Brewers, Cardinals get wins

Published 1:40 am Friday, August 15, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Fiers struck out a career-high 14 through six innings of three-hit ball, and Milwaukee beat Chicago 6-2 to widen its NL Central lead.

Khris Davis and Mark Reynolds homered for the Brewers, who broke out of their recent slump at the plate despite resting Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Jean Segura. Braun was held out of the lineup with a sore right hand.

Scooter Gennett drove in two runs with a double.

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Fiers (2-1) walked one in his second start since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville to face the Dodgers last Saturday. In that one, he pitched eight strong innings and outdueled Zack Greinke for his first win this season.

Cubs starter Edwin Jackson (6-13) lasted just 4 2-3 innings and allowed five runs.

Cardinals 4, Padres 3

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pinch-hitter Jon Jay delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning and right fielder Shane Robinson threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth to help St. Louis hold off San Diego.

Jhonny Peralta hit an early two-run homer for the Cardinals, who moved into second place in the NL Central. St. Louis remained two games behind division-leading Milwaukee.

San Diego had its five-game winning streak snapped and fell to 16-9 since the All-Star break.

Trailing by two in the ninth, the Padres loaded the bases with one out against closer Trevor Rosenthal. Pinch-hitter Jake Goebbert came through with an RBI single to right, but Alexi Amarista was cut down at home when he tried to score from second.

The replay review lasted 4 minutes, 9 seconds. Padres manager Bud Black then was ejected for continuing to argue the call.

After a four-pitch walk to Will Venable loaded the bases again, Rosenthal struck out Tommy Medica for his 36th save.

Seth Maness (4-2) earned the win with one spotless inning of relief. Alex Torres (1-1) took the loss.