ST. LOUIS (AP) – Jaime Garcia pitched a one-hitter, allowing only Domingo Santana’s lined single into right field with two outs in the sixth inning, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-0 Thursday.
Garcia struck out 13, three more than his previous career high, and caught eight of them looking at third strikes. The left-hander is 4-1 with a 1.44 ERA in his last five starts against the Brewers.
Randal Grichuk and Jeremy Hazelbaker hit two-run homers. Grichuk’s drive in the third off Wily Peralta (0-3) barely eluded the glove of center field Keon Broxton. Grichuk appeared to pass teammate Brandon Moss rounding first while looking to see if Broxton made the catch, but the Brewers didn’t challenge.
Hazelbaker hit his team-high third home run of the season in the seventh, against Chris Capuano.