Major League Baseball
St. Louis 6, Milwaukee 2
When: 7:40 PM ET, Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Where: American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Temperature: Indoors
Umpires: Home - Jim Wolf, 1B - D.J. Reyburn, 2B - Angel Hernandez, 3B - James Hoye
Attendance: 29341

Miles Mikolas allowed one run over six innings and Andrew Knizner had a two-run homer as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals clinched the National League Central title with a 6-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

The victory gives the Cardinals (90-65) the season series against the Brewers (82-72) and the tiebreaker in the division. St. Louis leads Milwaukee by 7 1/2 games.

Milwaukee remained 1 1/2 games behind Philadelphia (83-70) for the final wild-card spot as the Phillies lost to the Cubs, 2-1. The Brewers play their final eight games at home, while Philadelphia plays its final nine on the road.

Mikolas (12-13) allowed four hits, including Rowdy Tellez's solo homer with one out in the sixth. He struck out nine and walked one.

The Brewers got a run off Andre Pallante in the seventh on a walk and two singles. Ryan Helsley finished with two scoreless innings.

Milwaukee starter Adrian Houser (6-10) exited while facing the second hitter in the fourth inning with a right groin strain, the Brewers announced. With two outs, Knizner's drive off Brent Suter just cleared the wall in center for his third homer to make it 4-0.

The Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the first when Brendan Donovan opened with a double to center, advanced on a groundout and came home on Paul Goldschmidt's sacrifice fly.

St. Louis added a run in the second when Dylan Carlson doubled with one out, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.

Mikolas retired the first 10 hitters before Willy Adames reached on a one-out infield single. Hunter Renfroe singled and Kolten Wong walked to load the bases with two outs, but Mikolas fanned Keston Hiura.

St. Louis made it 5-0 in the fifth on a double by Lars Nootbaar and Goldschmidt's RBI single.

Juan Yepez's pinch-hit RBI single put the Cards up 6-0 in the sixth. Tellez answered with his 34th homer in the bottom half.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Milwaukee
Miles Mikolas Player Adrian Houser
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 3.1
9 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 2
1.50 ERA 8.10
St. Louis   Milwaukee
Dylan Carlson Player Garrett Mitchell
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.500 Avg .667
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 9 1 18 .265 17 8 5 6 1 0
Milwaukee 6 1 10 .188 11 13 2 3 0 0