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Villar Walks-Off Cardinals

Final Play at Plate Reviewed, Upheld

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Villar hit a game-ending RBI single with two out in the ninth, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

Villar’s hit, off Seung Hwan Oh, got past diving third baseman Greg Garcia. Left fielder Tommy Pham’s throw to the plate was on line and Yadier Molina slapped a quick tag on Kirk Nieuwenhuis as he slid. The home plate umpire ruled Nieuwenhuis safe, leading to an argument from Molina.

The call was confirmed after a brief review.

Chris Carter homered twice for Milwaukee, and Jeremy Jeffress (2-4) got the win in relief.

Nieuwenhuis led off the ninth with a walk off Trevor Rosenthal (2-4). He moved to second on a sacrifice by Hernan Perez.

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