MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich broke out of his slump with a home run and three hits, Ryan Braun also went deep and the Milwaukee Brewers romped to an 18-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
Keston Hiura and Daniel Vogelbach also homered for the Brewers.
Well after the game was out of hand, both managers were ejected following a catcher’s interference call on Yadier Molina that led to a tense confrontation in front of the Brewers’ dugout.
Milwaukee jumped on St. Louis early, a night after the teams combined for only eight runs in splitting a doubleheader in which both games went to extra innings.
Milwaukee left-hander Brett Anderson (3-3), scratched from his last scheduled start on Sept. 12 because of a tight right hip, pitched five innings. He gave up an RBI double and a bases-loaded walk, both to Paul Goldschmidt.
St. Louis RHP Adam Wainwright (4-1, 2.91 ERA) will start the first game of the doubleheader Wednesday, 3:15 with the pregame, first pitch at 4:10 on KIRX.
First place Cubs lead second place St. Louis by five games, third place Reds are 5 1/2 out, fourth place Brewers are six games off the pace.