MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers have moved past Pittsburgh in the National League Wild Card race. The Brewers blanked the New York Mets 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Miller Park. That moved Milwaukee into third place for the second-and-final N-L Wild Card now held by Saint Louis. The Dodgers are a game back, after falling at home to the Cards 5-2 in 12 innings yesterday. The Brewers are now two and a half gamess back. Pittsburgh dropped to fourth place, a half-game behind Milwaukee after the Pirates lost to the Cubs in Chicago 13-9. In the Brewers’ victory, Ryan Braun hit two solo homers. The first was the 200th of his career. The second homer was his 40th of the season, the first time Braun ever reached that plateau. Aramis Ramirez hit a solo homer on his Bobblehead Day for Milwaukee’s other run. He and Braun hit back-to-back shots in the fourth inning. Wily Peralta had the best start of his brief career, giving up just two hits in eight shutout innings with five strikeouts and a walk. He’s now 2-0. John Axford pitched the ninth for his 29th save. Brewer pitchers set a new team record for season strikeouts with 1,259. Peralta broke the mark by fanning Lucas Duda in the second inning. Peralta also got his first Major League hit - a double. Chris Young took the loss for New York after giving up all three Milwaukee homers. The Brewers have now won 20 of their last 26. They’re off today, and will open a series at Pittsburgh Tuesday night.