Ryan Braun’s ninth-inning grand slam rallied the visiting Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.
Braun crushed a two-out, 3-2 pitch from Cardinals reliever Junior Fernandez to erase a 4-3 deficit in dramatic fashion.
The Brewers won for the ninth time in 10 games to move within three games of the National League-Central leading Cardinals. Milwaukee is one game behind the Chicago Cubs for the second wild-card spot.
Reliever Matt Albers (7-5), the fifth of six Brewers pitchers, earned the victory. Josh Hader closed out the game to earn his 33rd save, despite giving up a two-run homer to Tommy Edman.