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Goldschmidt, Cards erupt in 11th, beat Brews, 4th win in row

Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered off Brad Boxberger in the 11th inning to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.

Goldschmidt broke a 1-all tie when he sent the first pitch he saw from Boxberger (0-1) well over the wall in left-center field for a two-run blast. After Nolan Arenado doubled and Andrew Knizner was hit by a pitch, O’Neill delivered a three-run shot.

St. Louis has won 10 of its last 12 and is tied with San Francisco for the best record in the majors.

Milwaukee Brewers' Freddy Peralta pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP PhotoAaron Gash)

The Brewers wasted a brilliant effort from starter Freddy Peralta, who struck out eight and gave up just one hit and one walk in seven shutout innings.

Cardinals reliever Alex Reyes (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings, wiggling out of trouble both times.

Reyes struck out Tyrone Taylor in the 10th to strand runners on third and second. The Brewers loaded the bases with one out in the 11th, but Reyes struck out Jackie Bradley Jr. and Billy McKinney to end the game.

Milwaukee Brewers' Tyrone Taylor (15) is tagged out by St. Louis Cardinals' Tommy Edman (19) on an attempted steal of second during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP PhotoAaron Gash)

After Peralta shut them down, the Cardinals tied the game in the eighth by snapping reliever Devin Williams’ string of six consecutive scoreless appearances.

Harrison Bader singled and Matt Carpenter walked to start the rally. Bader advanced to third on Tommy Edman's flyball and scored on Dylan Carlson’s sacrifice fly.

The Brewers broke a scoreless tie in the sixth off Cardinals starter Kwang Hyun Kim when Lorenzo Cain hit a leadoff double and scored on Travis Shaw's ground-rule double.

Milwaukee Brewers' Freddy Peralta pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP PhotoAaron Gash)

Kim struck out six, walked one and allowed five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He has given up just two runs in 17 1/3 career innings against the Brewers.

SAUSAGE RACES RETURN

The latest sign that things are slowly returning to normal at American Family Field came with the return of the famed sausage races midway through the sixth inning.

St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina is unable to catch a bunt foul by Milwaukee Brewers' Freddy Peralta after colliding with umpire Tony Randazzo during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP PhotoAaron Gash)

For the first month of this season, a recording of the sausages racing outside the stadium would air on the video board. The sausages (actually, people dressed in costumes representing a hot dog, Polish sausage, Italian sausage, bratwurst and chorizo) were once again racing inside the ballpark Tuesday night.

Brewers officials also announced that as of Saturday they would start allowing fans to fill half of American Family Field’s seating capacity, rather than the current maximum of 25%.

TRAINERS’ ROOM

St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt (46) is congratulated at the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the 11th inning of the team's baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP PhotoAaron Gash)

Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martínez went on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Sunday. The Cardinals recalled RHP Johan Oviedo from Triple-A Memphis. Martínez said Saturday he tweaked his right ankle while celebrating pitcher Jake Flaherty’s first career homer a night earlier.

Brewers: RHP Corbin Burnes will get activated from the injured list in time to start the final game of this series Thursday. Burnes has a 1.53 ERA with 49 strikeouts and no walks through 29 1/3 innings this season.

The Brewers haven’t specified why Burnes went on the injured list, with president of baseball operations David Stearns only saying that “we’re following Major League Baseball health and safety protocol.”

St. Louis Cardinals' Tommy Edman (19) steals second base as Milwaukee Brewers' Luis Urias waits for the throw during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP PhotoAaron Gash)

LHP Brent Suter was reinstated from the bereavement list Tuesday. Manager Craig Counsell said RHP Eric Lindblom (knee) will probably be activated later this week and that C Omar Narváez (hamstring) should get activated at some point during this six-game homestand.

UP NEXT

John Gant (2-3, 2.15) starts for the Cardinals and Brandon Woodruff (2-1, 1.73) pitches for the Brewers in a matchup of right-handers as this three-game series continues Wednesday.

Milwaukee Brewers' Kolten Wong throws around St. Louis Cardinals' Dylan Carlson (3) during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Milwaukee. Carlson was safe at second base, and Paul Goldschmidt was out at first. (AP PhotoAaron Gash)

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Milwaukee Brewers' Travis Shaw hits an RBI double during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP PhotoAaron Gash)

St. Louis Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP PhotoAaron Gash)