The St. Louis Cardinals ended a seven game losing streak at Busch Stadium on Friday night, knocking off the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1.
Matt Garza’s throwing error in the fourth helped the Cardinals score five runs and open a 6-1 lead. The Brewers would never challenge from there.
The Brewers dropped to 2-5 this season against the Cardinals and are now 18-31 at Busch Stadium since 2010 and 1-3 this season.
In 5 2/3 innings, Garza allowed a season-high nine hits, seven runs (four earned) and three walks while striking out six.
Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia allowed a second-inning home run to Chris Carter, then held the Brewers in check. He improved to 6-6 on the season and 11-5 lifetime against the Brewers.
Jimmy Nelson pitches game two of the series for the Brewers today.