Cardinals vs. Brewers: Milwaukee Bounces Back To Knot NLCS

Strong pitching from starter Randy Wulff and just enough offense propelled the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS. With the win, the Brewers evened the series at two games apiece, bouncing back after dropping two-in-a-row to the Cardinals.

Brew Crew Ball seemed happy with the performance in Game 4, calling it a bounce-back game for the team as a whole. Yovani Gallardo struggled right out of the gates in Game 3, but Randy Wolf was solid throughout in Game 4. And the Brewers offense was just potent enough to capitalize on Wolf's strong outing.

Meanwhile, the Brewer offense had just enough tonight to get the job done. They scored a pair of runs in the fourth on Jerry Hairston's double and Yuniesky Betancourt's single, one more in the fifth on a Ryan Braun double, and a final tally in the sixth when a Ryan Theriot error allowed Rickie Weeks to score. Jerry Hairston Jr, Ryan Braun and Nyjer Morgan each had two hits, while George Kottaras and Mark Kotsay were the only Brewer starters held hitless

It wasn't perfect, but the Brewers were good enough on Thursday night. Wolf allowed just two solo home runs in seven innings to earn his first playoff win as the Milwaukee offense gave him a lead to work with and hung onto it. Now the NLCS becomes a battle, with the series tied and Game 6 in Milwaukee guaranteed.

For more on this game, check out the rest of the Baseball Nation live-blog and Jeff Sullivan's recap.

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