Burnes shuts down Cardinals’ offense in 8-0 Brewers win

May 29, 2022, 2:14 AM | Updated: 3:17 pm
Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain celebrates as he arrives home after hitting a two-run home run duri...

Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain celebrates as he arrives home after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 29, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

              Members of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrate as teammate Lorenzo Cain rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 29, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain (6) is congratulated by teammate Omar Narvaez after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 29, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Nolan Gorman, front, and right fielder Brendan Donovan (33) are unable to catch a foul ball by Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 29, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Jace Peterson, right, rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas (39) during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 29, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas adjusts his cap after giving up a three-run home run to Milwaukee Brewers' Jace Peterson during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 29, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Jace Peterson (14) is congratulated by teammate Lorenzo Cain (6) after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 29, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain celebrates as he arrives home after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 29, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Corbin Burnes tossed seven shutout innings and Jace Peterson hit a three-run homer to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Lorenzo Cain and Rowdy Tellez also homered for the Brewers, who gained a split of the four-game set. Milwaukee has won four of six and stretched its road record to 13-10.

Burnes, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, passed the 10-strikeout mark for the fourth game in a row with 11. Burnes (3-2) threw 70 strikes out of 99 pitches and recorded his eighth quality start in 10 appearances, allowing just two hits and one walk.

“We had a good game plan and we went out and executed,” Burnes said. “It’s kind of where we want to be all the time.

Burnes retired the first 10 batters he faced and did not allow a hit until Juan Yepez doubled with two out in the fourth.

“His cutter was moving a lot, a lot of horizontal movement on it,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. “It was a big-time performance when we needed it.”

Peterson pushed the lead to 4-0 with his fourth home run of the season in the fifth inning off Miles Mikolas (3-3), who gave up six earned runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.

“When (Mikolas) made a mistake, we were able to make him pay,” Peterson said, “Normally, he’s been really tough for us. We were able to put some good swings on some pitches that he left over the middle. Fortunately, it worked out.”

Burnes and relievers Hoby Milner and Brent Suter combined on a four-hitter.

Tellez hit his 10th homer of the season in the sixth to push the lead to 5-0. Cain added a two-run shot off reliever Nick Wittgren in the eighth. Omar Narvaez had three hits and an RBI for the Brewers.

“They took some really good at-bats,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said. “They had a great game plan.”

St. Louis’ Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a single in the ninth inning. He has reached base safely in a career-best 34 consecutive games.

“We just couldn’t really get anything going,” Goldschmidt said of the Cardinals, who were shut out for fourth time this season.

NATURAL LIGHT

The Cardinals will play four of their next six games in the afternoon. They are 11-11 in day contests, including a 7-4 mark at home.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: INF Willy Adames, who has been sidelined since May 16 with a high left ankle sprain, was scheduled to make a rehab start at Low-A Carolina on Sunday.

UP NEXT

Brewers: LHP Ethan Small, one of the top prospects, will make his major league league debut on Monday in the first of two games against the Chicago Cubs. “You love when a guy gets the opportunity that he’s earned,” Counsell said. “He’s certainly earned it.” LHP Aaron Ashby (0-3, 2.91) will start the second game of the doubleheader against LHP Drew Smyly (2-5, 4.08)

Cardinals: LHP Packy Naughton (0-1, 2.89) will face San Diego RHP Nick Martinez (2-2, 3.86) in the first of a three-game series on Monday. Naughton will be making his second start of the season. He gave up three runs in 3 1/3 innings of a 5-3 loss to Baltimore on May 10.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, drives to the basket toward Portland Trail Bl...
Associated Press

Bucks beat Trail Blazers 127-108 for 8th straight win

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 127-108 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 13 rebounds as the Bucks led the whole way, pushing their advantage to 26 in the second […]
1 day ago
Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) passes the ball past Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jal...
Associated Press

Thompson scores 42 points with 12 3s, Warriors beat Thunder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With star teammate Stephen Curry sidelined, Klay Thompson kept shooting and took care of the offensive load the Golden State Warriors were missing without their reigning NBA Finals MVP. Thompson scored 42 points with a season-high 12 3-pointers, Jordan Poole added 21 points and career-best 12 assists starting in Curry’s place, […]
1 day ago
Donna Kelce greets her sons, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, left, and Kansas City Chiefs t...
Associated Press

Donna Kelce brings cookies for sons at Super Bowl opener

PHOENIX (AP) — Donna Kelce brought cookies to Super Bowl opening night. The mother of All-Pros Travis and Jason Kelce surprised her sons during an interview with NFL Network’s Michael Irvin with two batches of cookies — one for each. “It’s just been amazing that they’ve both been able to get to this point in […]
1 day ago
Arizona Coyotes defenseman J.J. Moser (90) and Minnesota Wild center Sam Steel collide in the secon...
Associated Press

Chrychrun scores twice as Coyotes beat Wild 3-2

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Jakob Chychrun had two goals, Jack McBain scored the tie-breaking goal on a breakaway with seven minutes remaining and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Monday night. McBain put a back-hander past Marc-Andre Fleury moments after the Coyotes killed off an abbreviated 55-second power play. Karel Vejmelka had […]
1 day ago
Dallas Mavericks Josh Green (8) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen, left, defe...
Associated Press

Green, Hardy help Mavs surprise Jazz 124-111 without Doncic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kyrie Irving hadn’t arrived yet and Luka Doncic was out, so it was time for the Dallas youngsters to shine. Josh Green and Jaden Hardy each scored career highs of 29 points and the short-handed Mavericks stunned the Utah Jazz 124-111 on Monday night after completing a trade for Irving. […]
1 day ago
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, right, and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hu...
Associated Press

Mahomes, Hurts aware of significance of this Super Bowl duel

PHOENIX (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni is thrilled young aspiring football players all over the world will get to watch two Black quarterbacks face each other for the first time in the Super Bowl. He’s also pleased they get to watch two really, really good quarterbacks. “I’m really excited for both quarterbacks, what […]
1 day ago
Burnes shuts down Cardinals’ offense in 8-0 Brewers win