St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Jaime Garcia threw seven shutout innings and Tyler Greene homered in St. Louis’ 5-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the second portion of a four-game series.
Garcia (8-4) surrendered three hits, walked two and had seven strikeouts to tie a career-best as the Cardinals bounced back from a 4-1 defeat on Thursday and snapped a two-game skid.
Albert Pujols and Nick Stavinoha each drove in a run, while Felipe Lopez had three hits and scored three.
Chris Narveson (7-5) yielded seven hits and four runs over five innings and had his two-start winning streak broken.
Lopez and Colby Rasmus singled in the opening inning and Lopez went to third on Corey Hart’s error in right field. Pujols grounded into a double play, scoring the game’s first run. Matt Holliday doubled and Stavinoha followed with an RBI base hit to right field.
Milwaukee loaded the bases in the third, but Prince Fielder grounded out to end the threat.
Lopez doubled in the third and scored later in the frame on a Pujols sacrifice fly to left.
Garcia singled to right field to start the fifth, but was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a double. Greene then blasted a ball over the wall in left.
The Cardinals added one more run in the eighth when Holliday doubled in Lopez.
Jason Motte retired the side in order in the eighth and Ryan Franklin closed it in the ninth.
Cardinals outfielder Ryan Ludwick is on his way to the 15-day disabled list after aggravating his right calf strain…The Giants went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.