Game Report: Brewers 5, Cardinals 4

At least one starting outfielder on the Cardinals is likely heading to the disabled list because of an injury suffered in Thursday night’s loss to the Brewers at Busch Stadium.

Stephen Piscotty injured his right hamstring while running out a ground ball in the second inning and had to come out of the game.

One inning later, Dexter Fowler strained his shoulder while attempting a diving catch in center field and also had to leave the game.

Piscotty did not travel with the Cardinals to Atlanta after the game while Fowler was undergoing an MRI and further medical evaluation. Piscotty will be evaluated further by doctors in St. Louis on Friday.

Outfielder Tommy Pham was pulled out of Memphis’ game at Omaha in the fourth inning on Thursday night and probably will join the Cardinals on Friday.

The two injuries forced the Cardinals to put shortstop Aledmys Diaz in left field for the final six innings, his first professional game as an outfielder. He had only one fielding chance and caught a fly ball cleanly.

A pinch-hit homer by Jesus Aguilar off Matt Bowman with two outs in the seventh inning broke a 4-4 tie and gave the Brewers the victory

Here is how the game broke down:


At the plate:
Before leaving the game, Fowler drove in two runs with a triple in the second inning … Kolten Wong stayed hot, collecting three hits and an RBI, as he raised his season average to .303 … Diaz was dropped from second to sixth in the batting order for the first time this season and also had three hits … The Cardinals were only 3-of-14 with runners in scoring position and left 11 runners on base … Matt Carpenter led off the ninth by drawing a four-pitch walk but was stranded there.

On the mound
: Adam Wainwright allowed four runs on 10 hits and three walks as he had to come out of the game after the fifth inning with his pitch count at 101 … Bowman left the bases loaded in the sixth and got two outs in the seventh before serving up the homer to Aguilar … Keon Broxton had four hits for the Brewers, including a homer off Wainwright … Cardinals’ starters have allowed 16 homers in 159 innings while the relievers have allowed 12 in 82 innings.

Key stat: The win gave the Brewers their first series win over the Cardinals since April 2014. The Cardinals had gone 15-0-2 in series against the Brewers over the last three years.

Worth noting: Pham was hitting .283 for Memphis with four homers and 19 RBIs in 25 games.

Looking ahead: The Cardinals will play their first game in Atlanta’s new Sun Trust Park on Friday night as they start a six-game trip to Atlanta and Miami. Lance Lynn will get the start for the Cardinals.