Milwaukee (USA), .- Brewers central fielder Lorenzo Cain made a spectacular capture over the wall of his demarcation and prevented the ball hit by the emerging Venezuelan Jose Martinez could become the quadrangular tie that did not The Milwaukee team won by 5-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals in the opening game for both teams.
With at least one Cardinal player in the bullpen raising his arms to celebrate, Cain ensured Martinez’s shot through right-center field.
The defensive action that occurred in the top of the ninth inning, which put the closure to the game, left Cain elated, who threw the ball into the air while the rest of the players of the Brewers celebrated their victory.
The outfielder Christian Yelich, after winning last season’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the National League, advanced to Milwaukee by connecting a three-run homer to starter Miles Mikolas in the third.
The 45,304 fans at Miller Park gave him a standing ovation while Yelich made the tour of the bases.
Second baseman Mike Moustakas and Venezuelan starter Jhoulys Chacin also bounced the ball out of the park for the Brewers, in a performance that evoked their march to the National League championship series last October.
Reliever Josh Hader retired the first two batters before Cain’s play sealed the save.
Chacín (1-0) struck out seven opponents in five innings and a third, in his third start in an Inaugural Match.
He also helped his cause with two hits, by scoring a single and scoring with Yelich’s hit. He hit the second home run of his career in the fifth, deciphering the pitch, on a 2-2 score, of Mikolas who fell into the Milwaukee bullpen in left-center.
Hawaiian second baseman Kolten Wong homered twice for St. Louis and center fielder Harrison Bader also threw the ball out of the park.
The Cardinals squandered a 3-0 lead by suffering their fifth loss to the Brewers, including a three-game sweep in September that propelled Milwaukee to the Central Division title.
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 3-0 with three strikeouts in his debut for San Luis after coming on a transfer with the Arizona Diamondbacks during the winter break. (EFE)