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Game Of The Week: Garcia Deals Cardinals To 7-1 Win Over Brewers

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Before entering Friday night’s matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers (35-44), the St. Louis Cardinals (41-38) had a seven game losing streak at Busch Stadium. But, after a dominant outing by LHP Jaime Garcia (ERA 3.84) the Cards defeated the Brewers 7-1 top snap the homestand losing streak.

St.  Louis got on the board first when rookie Aledmys Diaz hit a double on a line drive to left field off of Brewers’ starter LHP Matt Garza (ERA 3.74) to send home Matt Carpenter.

The Brewers lone run came in the top of the second when Chris Carter hit his twentieth homerun of the season off of Garcia on a line drive to center field; he now leads the team in homeruns hit; game now tied at 1.

That homerun was one the only hiccups of Garcia’s night as he went eight innings allowing just the one run off of four hits; walking four and striking out six. This outing was the longest for Garcia since pitching a shutout against the Brewers on April 14, 2016. With the one he now is back at .500 with a 6-6 record.

The bottom of the fourth was the most profitable for the Cardinals when they took the commanding lead and never looked back. Jhonny Peralta scored first to give the Cards the 2-1 lead off a RBI single by catcher Yadier Molina. Jaime Garcia’s great night wasn’t just on the mound as he racked up a RBI at the plate as well with a single on a ground ball to left sending Matt Adams home. Consecutive RBI singles by Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday put the Cards up 6-1 t0 close the fourth.

In the bottom of the sixth, Matt Holliday hit a RBI double to send home Diaz for the final run of the night.

Garza pitched five and two-third innings allowing nine hits and seven runs-only four earned- while walking three and striking out six; suffering the loss he is now (1-1).

Top Hitters:

Brewers-

Chris Carter: 1 for 3; HR; RBI

Jonathan Villar: 1 for 3

Hernan Perez: 1 for 4

Cardinals

Matt Carpenter: 2 for 4; R; RBI

Aledmys Diaz: 2 for 5; R; RBI

Matt Holliday: 2 for 4; 3 RBIs

Yadier Molina: 2 for 4; R; RBI

Jaime Garcia: 1 for 4; R; RBI

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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