The 2014 season has been a struggle for Matt Garza, but the Milwaukee Brewers veteran right hander pitched his best game since the season opener. Garza took a shutout into the seventh and helped the Brewers knock off the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Monday night at Miller Park.
Garza allowed six hits and struck out eight to improve to 3-4 on the season. It’s the first time in 12 starts that Garza hasn’t allowed a run.
Mark Reynolds clubbed his 13th home run of the season and Jonathan Lucroy added three-hits, including an 8th inning homer to help the Brewers in the win. The Brewers ended a 5-game interleague losing streak.
Garza left with one out in the seventh inning and reliever Will Smith induced an inning-ending double play.
Brewer pitchers now have 40 quality starts in 58 games this season. That’s second most in the majors. Only the Atlanta Braves, with 41, have more.
Game two of the series is tonight. Yovani Gallardo (3-3, 3.56) gets the nod for the Brewers.