Catch of day: Brox­ton saves Brewers

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MIL­WAU­KEE — Brewers closer Corey Knebel told cen­ter fielder Keon Brox­ton he owes him big time. For good rea­son. Domingo San­tana and Jonathan Vil­lar home­red in the sixth in­ning, and Brox­ton made a leap­ing catch over the wall for the fi­nal out in the Brewers’ 6-5 win over the Car­di­nals on Wed­nes­day.

Knebel pitched the ninth for his 30th save. He al­lowed a lead­off sin­gle to Yadier Molina, struck out the next two bat­ters, and then watched Brox­ton snag Ran­dal Grichuk’s deep blast to end the game.

“I wouldn’t say it’s the best one I’ve ever made, but it’s def­i­nitely one of the most im­por­tant ones I’ve made,” Brox­ton said. “It’s huge. It’s ev­ery­thing. It’s what ev­ery out­fielder dreams of: mak­ing a catch like that in the bot­tom of the ninth to se­cure the win.”

Brox­ton re­placed start­ing cen­ter fielder Her­nan Perez with one out in the eighth as part of a dou­ble switch.

“I’m glad he was in there, for sure,” Brewers man­ager Craig Coun­sell said. “Al­though Her­nan Perez says he would’ve made the play.”

Chase An­der­son (8-3) gave up two hits — both homers — in six in­nings, three earned runs, struck out six and walked two to im­prove to 4-0 in nine starts at Miller Park this season.

The Car­di­nals fell 2 games be­hind the sec­ond-place Brewers in the NL Cen­tral de­spite two home runs from Tommy Pham, who has 19 on the season.

Grichuk hit his 17th homer in the fifth and Car­di­nals man­ager Mike Ma­theny thought he had another in the ninth.

“It was a good play,” Ma­theny said. “Off the bat, I thought that ball was far enough, but he made a great play out there.”

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