MILWAUKEE -- Matt Adams homered, Lance Lynn struck out seven and the Cardinals added five runs in the eighth for a 7-1 victory over the Brewers Saturday night in Milwaukee.
Adams' two-run shot in the first inning capped off a 2-for-4 day and provided just enough offensive support for Lynn (14-10) who held Milwaukee to a run on four hits and four walks through 6 1/3 innings.
But St. Louis took advantage of a shaky Brewers bullpen, loading the bases against right-hander Rob Wooten.
Wooten struck out Matt Carpenter but allowed three consecutive singles to Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday and Adams then walked Yadier Molina to make it a 3-1 game.
He struck out Jon Jay but allowed a two-run single to David Freese before giving way to Alfredo Figaro.
Figaro didn't fare much better, serving up a two-run double to Daniel Descalso before ending the inning on Adron Chambers' fly to right.
Milwaukee added a run in the seventh but couldn't get any closer, spoiling what had been a good start by right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Gallardo (11-10) recovered from Adams' home run and kept St. Louis off the board for the rest of his seven-inning start, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Scooter Gennett and Jonathan Lucroy had two hits each and scored the Brewers' only runs.
Matt Adams' two-run home run gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead in the first.
The Brewers loaded the bases with one out in the first but managed just one run against Lynn who struck out Jeff Bianchi to end the inning.
NOTES: Cardinals RHP Edward Mujica was not available after pitching in each of the last three games. After posting a 1.73 ERA through August, Mujica has allowed seven runs in 6 2/3 innings in September. ... Brewers SS Jean Segura's strained hamstring was feeling better but not well enough for Segura to return to the starting lineup. ... Cardinals 1B Allen Craig will be re-evaluated next week but will probably not return by the end of the season, general manager John Mozeliak said. ... LHP Tom Gorzelanny played catch Saturday but still isn't ready to return to action for the Brewers, manager Ron Roenicke said. Gorzelanny hasn't pitched since Sept. 2, when he threw only two pitches before leaving the game with shoulder tightness.