St. Louis, MO (WHBL-Learfield) - The Milwaukee Brewers finished a 2-and-8 road trip with a 3-to-1 loss at Saint Louis on Mother's Day. The Brewer bats went silent again as they mustered only five hits – all but one off Kyle McClellan, who gave up one run, four hits, and three walks in eight-plus innings. McClellan, a converted reliever who never went over seven innings in a game, struck out three as he improved to 5-and-0. McClellan retired 13 straight until the ninth. That’s when Craig Counsell drove in Milwaukee's only run with a bases-loaded infield single in a scrappy 13-pitch at-bat. But Fernando Salas shut down the Brew Crew after that for his third save. Colby Rasmus had the game-winning hit for the Cardinals, a two-out two-run double in the fifth inning of Chris Narveson. He took the loss and fell to 1-and-3. Narveson gave up all three Saint Louis runs in six innings on seven hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Carlos Gomez doubled for Milwaukee's only extra-base hit, as the Brewers batted just .172 during their 10-game road trip and went only 6-for-58 with runners-in-scoring position. Saint Louis still leads the National League Central Division at 20-and-15. Milwaukee has fallen six games below .500 with the Majors' worst road record at 6-and-15. The Brewers are 8-and-5 at Miller Park, where they'll open a series against San Diego tonight. Right-hander Zack Greinke will make his home Brewer debut against Padres' right-hander Mat Latos, who is 0-and-4.
Coverage on WHBL begins tonight at 6:35.