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Wilkerson ends season with first MLB win

Staff Reports • Oct 2, 2017 at 5:36 PM

ST. LOUIS — Former Cumberland pitcher Aaron Wilkerson picked up his first major-league win in Sunday’s season finale, pitching the Milwaukee Brewers past the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1.

Wilkerson retired the first 17 batters he faced before allowing a sixth-inning single to pinch-hitter Jose Martinez. Randal Grichuk homered in the seventh for the only other hit off the right-hander.

Wilkerson struck out five and walked none in seven innings.

“I was pretty comfortable on the mound today. I think the pressure, or lack thereof, kind of took a lot of weight off my shoulders," said Wilkerson, a 28-year-old rookie. "It's almost surreal right now. I have the lineup card and all that stuff. It's kind of setting in now."

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