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San Luis Cardinals add 17th victory and secure second wild card

San Luis Cardinals add 17th victory and secure second wild card

Dylan Carlson, Nolan Arenado and José Rondón each hit home runs and the St. Louis Cardinals secured a wild-card spot to the National League playoffs by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Adam Wainwright had enough batting support and the Cardinals had 17 wins in a row.

San Luis will play the wild card game on October 6, visiting the Los Angeles or San Francisco Dodgers. It will be the Cardinals’ third straight trip to the postseason.

Milwaukee has already secured the NL Central title.

St. Louis was 71-69 on Sept. 11, before mounting its winning streak, the longest in team history. It’s also the best run in the majors since 2017, when Cleveland had 22 wins.

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The Cardinals have the longest winning streak since Sept. 1 since 1935, when the Chicago Cubs had 21 in a row.

Wainwright (17-7) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings. He threw 102 pitches and stranded seven runners.

The defeat went to the Dominican Jandel Gustave (1-1). (AP)

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