Brewers are Playoff-Bound for Third Straight Season Despite Loss in Season Finale
St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 2
–It wasn’t how the Brewers wanted to get into the playoffs, but they’re in. Despite losing in the regular season finale against the Cardinals Sunday afternoon, losses by Philadelphia and San Francisco gave the Brewers the final playoff spot in the National League. It’s the third straight trip to the postseason for the Brewers – the first time in franchise history the Brewers have made the playoffs in three consecutive seasons.
Sunday’s game started to slip away early for the Brewers, who saw the Cardinals score four runs in the third inning. That came after Milwaukee lost starting pitcher Brett Anderson to injury for a blister on his index finger. Freddy Peralta came on in relief, giving up an infield single that scored two runs on a throwing error. Paul Goldschmidt and Paul DeJong each had run scoring singles to follow to make it 4-0.
The Brewers got one back in the fourth, thanks to an RBI groundout from Daniel Vogelbach, but Harrison Bader hit a solo home run in the bottom half of the inning to make it 5-1. Both teams would be held scoreless until the ninth when Jacob Nottingham drove in Orlando Arcia to create what would be the final margin.
The Brewers finish the regular season with a 29-31 record, and will be the #8 seed in the National League Playoffs. They will face the top-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers in the Wild Card round – Game One will be Wednesday, with game time still to be announced.
Other MLB Scores:
Chicago Cubs 10, Chicago White Sox 8
Cincinnati 5, Minnesota 3
Kansas City 3, Detroit 1
Cleveland 8, Pittsburgh 6