The Milwaukee Brewers worked overtime to win in 13 innings Friday night.
Saturday, the team continued to make up for lost time -- and make up ground in the National League's wild-card standings. Aramis Ramirez's ninth-inning, solo home run ensured Milwaukee would wrap up Saturday's contest in St. Louis in regulation, helping propel his club to a 6-3 triumph.
Don't look now, but the Brewers have won an eye-opening 15 of their last 19 games, after Ramirez's 3-for-3 effort Saturday highlighted his team's 15-hit attack. As a result, Milwaukee has a playoff pulse, sitting five games behind St. Louis in the race for the National League's second wild-card spot.
"It's been fun," Ramirez said afterward. "You never know. ... Right now we're five or six games back in the wild card, so we'll come out (Sunday) and play another good game."
In a make-or-break series for the Brewers (69-70), the visitors bolted out to a prompt, 3-1 advantage.
Brewers starter Mike Fiers (9-7) worked out of...