SAINT-LOUIS-Paul Goldschmidt narrowed with two home runs and scored the winning point on Wednesday when the St. Louis Cards won a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Lars Nootbaar let him cross the plate with a single of 10.
The cards came within four games of being the club abroad in the knockout match, in National.
Goldschmidt received a deliberate walk to start the 10th.
After one out, he and Tommy Edman each stole their goal.
Edman was taken out at home on an optional, but Nootbaar followed with a straight field single against Michael Fulmer (5-6).
St. Louis is 11-5 in overtime.
The cards led 2-1 on the ninth when Miguel Cabrera scored a double against Alex Reyes as a reserve hitter.
Harold Castro, also an alternative hitter, pushed him to the home plate with a midfield single.
Reyes turned up a possible save for the third time this season, on 31 occasions.
Jon Lester from the Cardinals allowed one run and seven hits in five innings.
TJ McFarland (3-0) threw in 10th place. He has not yet run in August, in 18 two-thirds lap.
Tarik Skubal fell victim to Goldschmidt’s long balls, in the first and third. He struck 10 strokes in five innings.
The first home run of first base gave him a 900. RBI.
Matt Manning (3-5) starts for the Tigers against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday in Detroit.
The Cardinals play again Thursday in Pittsburgh. Miles Mikolas (1-0) meets Mitch Keller (4-10).
In addition, receiver Yadier Molina has accepted a contract of 10 million dollars for 2022, the season after which he intends to retire.
Molina makes her 18th season with the Cardinals, who selected him in the fourth round in 2000.
Brandon Woodruff struck out 10 strokes and shut out the Cincinnati Reds in six innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers won 4-1 Wednesday night.
Avisail Garcia hit a double-double and made two important defensive plays for the right field for the Brewers, who have won 12 of their last 15 games.
Woodruff (8-7), who appeared in the All-Star Game in 2019 and 2021, had struggled in his two previous starts. He had allowed six runs in five innings against the St. Louis Cardinals and was withdrawn from the game after three innings against the Chicago Cubs.
However, he excelled on Wednesday, with four allowed hits and a series of 13 consecutive strikes.
Woodruff has drawn four players from the Reds twice, including Joey Votto.
Votto was first put out on a 97 mph fastball in the first round, with runners on second and third. The only second time Woodruff was threatened, Votto was knocked out on a ball with a runner on third base.
In all, the Reds and the Brewers struck out 25 strokes.
The red starting edge Luis Castillo (7-13) allowed two runs and struck out six strokes in six and a third inning.
Castillo had not allowed a hit or a hit on the infield before Christian Yelich hit a troll behind third base for a double in the fourth. Two shots later, Garcia’s double made it 1-0 for the Brewers.
These two hits were the only ones in the match for the Milwaukee side, until Jace Peterson hit a one-double in the seventh to kick Castillo out of the match.
Kolten Wong scored on a poor throw from Amir Garrett in the eighth and Luis Urias produced a run when he was pulled back to extend the team’s lead to 4-0.
Garcia deprived designated hitter Max Schrock of a homerun with a spectacular catch at eighth. In the sixth, he pulled out Nick Castellanos, who tried to get to second base.
Castellanos hit its 23rd home run of the ninth, on a course from Jake Cousins.
Brewers relief Brad Boxberger closed the Reds in the seventh and Devin Williams did the same in the eighth. Cousins took the ninth and knocked Votto out.
Elsewhere in National
Rockies 2 – Cubs 5 (Match 1)
NECKLACE : CJ Cron hit his 22nd homer for the season in the 2nd round.
CHC : Patrick Wisdom hit a three-run homer in the 5th inning to break the tie.
Rockies 13 – Cubs 10 (2)
NECKLACE : Ryan McMahon (homer) and Brendan Rodgers (double) produced two races each in the 10th round
CHC : Ian Happ hit a three-run homerun (15th) in the seventh round
Diamondbacks 5 – Pirates 2
TO RIDE : Pavin Smith (10th) and Carson Kelly (9th) beat home runs
MINE : Bryse Wilson struck out seven strokes and allowed only two hits and no runs in five innings
Rays 7 – Phillies 4
TB : Francisco Mejia hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning
PHI : Zack Wheeler put out 10 strokes, but conceded seven runs and 10 hits
Giants 3 – Mets 2
SF : Kris Bryant hit his 23rd homer in the fourth inning
NYM : Four shots combined for just four hits, but also only 4 strikeouts
Nationals 3 – Marlins 4
SPRING : Josh Bell and Yadiel Hernandez hit homers in the seventh inning
MIA : Jorge Alfaro produced the victory point in the 10th round with a single