Nootbaar also homers. Cardinals' bullpen holds Brewers hitless for final 4 2/3 innings.
When the Cardinals made the last-hour trade before the deadline, the appeal of adding Jon Lester was to save the bullpen some innings, save the rotation some time before it could get back to full strength.
“I can only imagine the Cardinals are going to get hot again just like they always do,” says Milwaukee's Woodruff of third-place club, eight games out at the break.
Cardinals again have trouble with Milwaukee starting pitching until O'Neill homers off Woodruff in eighth.
Righthander has had three recent games of five or more walks. Reyes, Gallegos may be unavailable Wednesday night, having pitched two innings apiece on Tuesday.
Major League Baseball on Thursday punished Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Tepera for a pitch he threw behind Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff.