ST. LOUIS (AP) — Down four regulars, the Milwaukee Brewers kept right on rolling.
Lyle Overbay fouled off two bunt attempts, then singled in Khris Davis with the tiebreaking run and the Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals in extra innings for the second straight night, winning 5-4 in 11 innings Tuesday.
"We're a team that's going to grind it out. We don't give in, we don't give up at-bats," said Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse, a former Cardinal. "I don't really look at the big picture. We're just trying to win as many games, rack up the wins and keep piling them on."
Davis hit a go-ahead triple to help the Brewers win 5-3 in 12 innings Monday night and started the winning rally this time with a leadoff double against Kevin Siegrist (0-1).
"With two strikes, obviously I'm just trying to get him over to third base any way I can," said Overbay, who is 10 for 19 during an eight-game hitting streak. "That was a mistake, finally. The pitch that I hit up the middle, I don't know what he was trying to do with it."
Milwaukee is a major league-best 20-7, two more victories than the previous franchise best for the opening month, and 11-1 on the road.
Milwaukee's lineup featured light-swinging Scooter Gennett batting third. Ryan Braun and Jean Segura didn't start for the third straight game, Aramis Ramirez had a swollen elbow from getting hit by a pitch, and catcher Jonathan Lucroy got a scheduled day off that manager Ron Roenicke elected not to reschedule.
The Brewers' makeshift lineup managed just enough offense to beat the Cardinals again.
"We're playing great and we'll enjoy it as long as we can, but it's not going to last the whole season," Roenicke said. "But again, we're doing things right."
Carlos Gomez homered and Lohse had a two-run single for the Brewers, who have won five of six. Tyler Thornburg (3-0) struck out four in two scoreless innings and Francisco Rodriguez finished for his 13th save in 13 chances.
Yadier Molina hit a three-run homer in the first and Allen Craig's RBI triple tied it in the seventh for the Cardinals, who have lost three of four.
"It's April," said Matt Adams, who opened with two hits but struck out his last three trips. "We're not happy that we're not winning right now but we're going to continue to show up every day ready to compete.