The streak ended at 17, but the Wild Card was secured and the Cardinals face off vs the Dodgers.

Updated: Oct 7, 2021

2021 wild card team via Jeff Roberson-AP

The Cardinals won their 17th game in a row, enough to secure the second Wild Card spot. The streak would end there, but the Cards were not done. Reaching 90 victories was next.

Let's get ready for the post-season, folks!

Game 1 - September 28, vs. Milwaukee, Cardinals 6 - Brewers 2

The Cardinals entered the game needing a win to eliminate the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies from the Wild Card contention. So, "who you gonna call?" ADAM WAINWRIGHT! It would be the 1st time this year he would not have Yadier Molina behind the plate. The Cardinal backstop had a sore arm.

Adam wainwright via Ron Vesely- Getty images.

Wainwright would be undaunted. Scattering seven hits over six innings resulted in two runs. He would walk two and strike out four.

TJ McFarland pitched the seventh, allowing only 1 hit

Luis Garcia handled the eighth walking one and striking out two

Giovanny Gallegos closed the ninth, giving up only one hit.

The Cards pounded out 11 hits, plating 6 runs.

Nolan Arenado via Eric Espada-getty images

The Brewers opened the scoring in the fourth when Luis Urias hit a two-run homer to left field.

The Cards came right back on a Dylan Carlson solo shot and a Wainwright sac fly.

Keeping their foot on the gas, the Cards scored twice more in the fifth when Tyler O'Neill singled, reached third on an error, and was driven in by a Nolan Arenado sac fly, making it 4-2.