The St. Louis Cardinals' offense finally caught put together some crooked numbers on Sunday, scoring six behind an outstanding start from Kyle Lohse to beat the San Francisco Giants by a score of 6-1. Lohse pitched eight innings without walking a man, allowing one run and striking out five. The Cardinals finally got to Barry Zito, who walked five against just one strikeout, in a three-run sixth inning. David Freese was the offensive star of the game, going 3-4 with a double and a home run, while Matt Holliday picked up an RBI and reached base three times in his return from an emergency appendectomy.
Freddy Sanchez paced the San Francisco Giants; he had two of their six hits and scored the only run, driven in by Pablo Sandoval in the bottom of the first inning. Aaron Rowand, in center field after Andres Torres's injury, remains hot; he went 1-4 with a double.
The Cardinals will move on to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks on Monday at 6:40. Kyle McClellan takes his second career start against Barry Enright, who won the first start of his career against the Cardinals last season at Busch Stadium.