Wolf helps Brewers even series

Randy Wolf shined in the longest postseason run baseball to help the 2, and even the National League Championship Series at two games apiece.

Ryan Braun's run-scoring single in the fifth inning proved to be the difference for the Brewers, who bounced back from a 4-3 loss on Wednesday. George Kottaras, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Yuniesky Betancourt each added an RBI.

Wolf (1-1) gave up two runs -- both off solo homers -- on six hits to pick up his first career postseason win. The left-hander struck out six and walked one.

With the victory, the Brewers secured at least one more home playoff game. Milwaukee excelled at home during the regular season, setting a franchise record by going 57-24, and the club has went 4-1 at Miller Park during the postseason.

Matt Holliday and Allen Craig hit solo homers for the Cardinals, who went 0- for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight.

Kyle Lohse (0-2) allowed three runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss.

Game 5 will take place back here in St. Louis on Friday at 8:05 p.m. (et). Zack Greinke of the Brewers will go against Jaime Garcia.