Jhonny Peralta added a solo homer and Matt Adams collected three
hits for the Cardinals, who opened their 11-game road trip by
winning their third straight. Lynn (3-0) allowed three hits and
three walks before Carlos Martinez followed with two perfect
Peralta led off the second with a home run off Garza (0-2), who
yielded four runs on nine hits while striking out six over seven
frames. Jean Segura had two hits for Milwaukee, which was held to
three hits and fell one game short of posting its first 10-game win
streak since 2003.
Jay, who entered the game with six hits in nine career at-bats
against Garza, extended the lead with two runners on and two outs in
the sixth when he drilled a 2-1 slider into the right-field seats.
Jay’s blast followed a big play at the beginning of the inning, when
Matt Holliday hit a leadoff single and was thrown out at home trying
to score on Adams’ double to the left-center field gap.
Peralta went 2-for-4 with two runs scored for St. Louis, which
improved to 15-5 over their last 20 games against the Brewers,
including 9-2 in Milwaukee. Garza became the first Brewers starter
to allow three or more earned runs since Sept. 15, 2013, a stretch
of 26 straight games.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter was ejected in the fifth
inning by home plate umpire Bob Davidson for arguing a called strike
three. … Brewers LHP Wei-Chung Wang made his major league debut and
worked a scoreless ninth inning. ... Milwaukee CF Carlos Gomez went
0-for-4 with three strikeouts, snapping his six-game hitting streak.
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