(St. Louis, MO) — Jaime Garcia hurled a gem for the Cardinals as they ripped the Pirates, 4-1 at Busch Stadium. Garcia struck out nine batters while tossing seven innings of scoreless ball to earn his eighth win. Kolten Wong and John Jay scored on an error in the second, while Matt Carpenter clubbed a two-run homer for the Cards. The win snaps a two-game skid for the MLB’s top team. Pedro Alvarez recorded an RBI-single in the ninth to prevent the shutout. Charlie Morton took the loss for Pittsburgh.
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