MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Just when it looked as if their recent offensive struggles were getting even worse, Allen Craig and the St. Louis Cardinals pulled off one of their most impressive rallies of the season.
Craig hit a bloop RBI single off closer John Axford, completing a ninth-inning rally and lifting St. Louis to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
Craig's big hit broke an 0-for-12 skid.
"It was as good as it gets right there," Cardinals starter Lance Lynn said. "One of the best closers in the National League and to come back and get him like that, that was good for us."
Milwaukee was leading 2-0 going into the ninth but Axford struggled with his control right away, eventually loading the bases with two outs and yielding a tying two-run single to Matt Holliday.
"You could just tell the attitude in that dugout when we were down two in the ninth, you could just see it wasn't over," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "It is something you can't fake."