Piscotty & Fowler Injured in Cardinals 5-4 Loss to Brewers

Piscotty & Fowler Injured in Cardinals 5-4 Loss to Brewers

Meanwhile, Fowler underwent an MRI last night following a shoulder strain that was suffered upon diving for a ball in center field (as manager Mike Matheny said after the game, via Joe Lyons of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Aguilar had registered just one hit in his last 22 plate appearances, but he deposited an 86 miles per hour slider from Matt Bowman over the fence in left field to give Milwaukee a 5-4 lead.

Cardinals outfielders Dexter Fowler and Stephen Piscotty each left early in Thursday night's 5-4 loss to Milwaukee after getting hurt on separate plays.

Aledmys Diaz shifted from shortstop to left field following Fowler's exit from the game.

CARDINALS KEY TRENDS: The Cardinals have won 23 of Wainwright's last 34 starts, are 45-20 in his last 65 home starts, and are 41-15 in his last 56 starts versus National League Central opponents.

Travis Shaw and Hernan Perez each had three hits, with Shaw adding to his team-leading RBI total with a pair of runs driven in. He is 1-2 with a 5.34 ERA.

Peralta (4-2) fell to 0-9 in his last 11 starts against the Cardinals. Fortunately there was the all-important "window" that allowed the two teams to take the field and get a complete game in. Chad Qualls (1-0) pitched the 10th for the victory and Greg Holland followed for his 12th save. He gave up an unearned run on four hits in 7 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking one.

WHITE SOX 8, ROYALS 3 Derek Holland scattered three hits while pitching into the seventh inning, Jose Abreu and Matt Davidson went deep off Ian Kennedy and Chicago beat host Kansas City to split their four-game series.

Milwaukee responded with its own three-spot in the third. But Aguilar smashed a solo shot to left field to give Milwaukee a 1-run lead.

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