Brewers crushed by Cardinals 7-1Wisconsin Sports
- Yadier Molina paced the offense with a three- run homer, while young lefty Jaime Garcia tossed six innings of one-run ball, as the St. Louis Cardinals crushed the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-1, in the middle installment of a three-game set from Miller Park.
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Yadier Molina paced the offense with a three- run homer, while young lefty Jaime Garcia tossed six innings of one-run ball, as the St. Louis Cardinals crushed the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-1, in the middle installment of a three-game set from Miller Park.
Albert Pujols knocked in a pair of runs for the Cardinals, who won, 5-4, in the opener of this series on Friday. Colby Rasmus hit a solo homer, while Ryan Ludwick drove in a run and scored a run for the victors.
In his second career MLB start, Garcia (1-0) gave up four hits, fanned five, and walked three for his second career victory. The 23-year-old pitched in 10 games -- including one start -- for St. Louis in 2008 but spent most of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery in the minors. He came back strong in the spring, however, and was chosen to be the No. 5 starter.
Corey Hart had two hits and knocked in the lone run for the Brewers, who had just four hits. Starter Yovani Gallardo (0-2) got rocked in five frames, giving up six runs on five hits. He also struck out five and walked two.
After each club went down in order in the first, the Cardinals exploded for four runs in the second. Matt Holliday and Rasmus got things started with a single and walk, respectively. Ludwick then hit an RBI single to left, and Molina followed with a three-run home run over the wall in left.
Garcia retired the first six batters he faced before running into a bit of trouble in the third. Garcia issued a walk to Gregg Zaun and gave up a single to Rickie Weeks three batters later. The left-hander got out of the small jam by getting Carlos Gomez to go down swinging.