The Cardinals overcame one of Jaime Garcia's shakier starts on the back of a resurgent offense, which drove in nine with eight extra-base hits. Matt Holliday drove in two more runs with a double and a home run; Colby Rasmus hit his fourteenth of the season as a pinch hitter. Jose Bautista was the lone bright spot for the Blue Jays—his two home runs reinstalled him at first in the American League in home runs, with 20.
Garcia improves to 7-3 with an ERA of 1.79. Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil, who allowed six runs in five innings, falls to 7-4.