After stranding runners in scoring position in the third and fifth inning, Carter's shot to left field was a sigh of relief for the Brewers, who had scored one run over the series' first 14 innings.
"We had some spots to tack on a run, one of our Achilles' heels has been that man on third less than two out situation that we've struggled in," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "Carter picked up Hernan Perez right there, and he got a first-pitch breaking ball, and I think they were thinking they were going to get a free strike there, and he made them pay."
Up 6-4 in the eighth inning, Carter added an insurance run through RBI single to left, his 74th RBI this season.
Carter, who registered his third-career four-hit game, has 103 hits on the season, 57 of which have gone for extra bases. He certainly took the three singles in stride.
"Hey, why not," Carter joked. "They all definitely count. I'll take all the singles I can get."
It was also the 24th ballpark that Carter has homered in.
George Von Benko is a contributor to MLB.com based in Pittsburgh. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.