Travis Shaw hits a three run homer in the tenth inning to give Milwaukee a 7-5 victory at Saint Louis. Brewers’ reliever Jacob Barnes ended a streak of 12 appearances without giving up an earned run, when he gave up two in the eighth to tie the game — and manager Craig Counsell says he kept Barnes in the game to learn how to fight through rough stretches, since he was only 30 innings into his Major League career. Closer Neftali Feliz gave up one of two homers from Jedd Gyorko, who went four for five to lead the Cardinals’ offense. Feliz earned his seventh save, while Oliver Drake won his first decision of the year for the Crew — and Seung Hwan Oh took the loss for the Redbirds. Jonathan Villar hit a two run homer and a single for Milwaukee, which will play the second game in its four game series tonight (Tuesday) at Busch Stadium.
Left hander Tommy Milone, who started the year in the Brewers’ rotation, has been sent to the minors. The Brewers designated the former Minnesota starter for assignment on Monday, after he gave up two homers in two innings of relief against Atlanta on Saturday. The Brewers called up reliever Rob Scahill from Triple “A” Colorado Springs to fill the open roster spot. The 30-year-old Milone was supposed to start the year in the Milwaukee bullpen, and he was promoted to the rotation after Matt Garza strained a groin — but since Garza returned, Milone struggled as a reliever, and he went 1-0 for the season with a six-point-four-three E-R-A in six total appearances. Manager Craig Counsell says Milone should be a starter, and the Brewers don’t have a place for that — so if he clears waivers, the skipper hopes he’ll be in the rotation for Colorado Springs.