Peralta helps Brewers beat Cards 5-1 and stop skid

JIM HOEHN Associated Press Published:

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wily Peralta allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Wednesday to avoid a series sweep.

Milwaukee, which entered the series with a nine-game winning streak, had one run and six hits in losing the first two games to St. Louis.

Peralta (2-0) allowed six hits and struck out three, and three relievers combined for scoreless relief.

Cardinals starter Joe Kelly (1-1) gave up an unearned run and three hits in four innings. Kelly left in the middle of the fourth inning with left hamstring tightness after trying to beat out a bunt attempt in the top half.