The Brewers finally gave Corbin Burnes run support on Sunday, and earned a 8-0 victory to split the series with the Cardinals.
Corbin Burnes struck out 11 Cardinals over 7 innings in one of his best outings to date. His ERA now sits at 1.95. Holby Milner and Brent Suter pitched scoreless inning in the 8th and 9th to preserve the shutout.
The Brewers offense has struggled mightily with Burnes on the mound, but on Sunday they gave him plenty of support by scoring six runs by the 5th inning.
Omar Narváez got the scoring started in the first inning with a double to deep right field that scored Tyrone Taylor. Narváez finished the day 3-for-3 with three runs scored.
In the fourth inning, Jace Peterson extended the lead with a three-run home run. It was his third of the season. Rowdy Tellez added a solo home run in the sixth inning – his 10th of the season. That extended the lead to 5-0.
Similar to the rest of the team, Lorenzo Cain got his bat going on Sunday. Cain brought in a run in the sixth inning with an infield single. He later added a two-run blast in the eighth inning, which was his first home run of the season. That gave the Brewers an 8-0 lead in the 8th inning, which was the final tally at Busch Stadium.
The Brewers will now travel to Chicago for a Memorial Day doubleheader, with the first game starting at 12:05pm. The Brewers called up top pitching prospect Ethan Small to the big-league club. He will most likely make his MLB debut at Wrigley Field.