By Tim Kowols
The Milwaukee Brewers fell victim to one of the hottest teams in baseball Friday night, losing 5-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals. Freddy Peralta pitched six innings with five strikeouts, but was touched up for three runs including a two-run single in the first and a Jedd Gyorko home run in the fourth inning. Jesus Aguilar would cut the lead to one in the eighth with a two-run single, but the Cardinals’ Kolten Wong answered in the bottom half of the inning with a double that drove in a pair to put the game out of reach. The Cardinals are 20-9 since manager Mike Matheny was fired while the Brewers lost ground in the NL Central race and are in danger of losing its hold on the second wild card spot with a loss Saturday. The two teams meet again in St. Louis at 7:15 p.m.