MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- It wasn't easy. In fact it got downright dicey. But Francisco Rodriguez held on for the save in his first game as the new Brewers closer. The Brewers beat the Cardinals 3-2 at Miller Park. It was Randy Wolf's first win since April 30th. He improves to 3-6 on the season.
The Brewers snapped a 2-2 tied on Rickie Weeks' mammoth solo homer in the 4th. The game stayed tied 3-2 all the way to the 9th when K-Rod allowed the Cardinals to get runners at the corners with nobody out. He gave up a leadoff double to David Freese, then a single to Yadier Molina to put runners on first and third with no outs. Rodriguez then got Matt Carpenter to ground out, holding the runner at third, and struck out pinch hitter Skip Schumaker. With runners on second and third, Rodriguez got pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso to pop up and end the game.
Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was removed with a right adductor strain in the seventh. Braun said the injury, something he has been dealing with off and on all season, wasn't serious. He hoped to play in Wednesday's series finale, a day game.
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