After several close losses, the Milwaukee Brewers finally found a way to reward a starting pitcher for a job well done.
Matt Garza held the St. Louis Cardinals to a run on three hits over seven-innings to help the Brewers pull out a 3-1 victory at Miller Park, ending a 6-game slide.
Garza coaxed a walk from Cardinals rookie starter Luke Weaver in the third. Jonathan Villar followed with a hit to left and Kirk Nieuwenhuis finished the rally with a three-run home run to right to put the Brewers on top 3-0.
The Cardinals only run came on a Yadier Molina solo home run in the fourth.
During the six-game losing streak, the Brewers had three one-run losses, a pair of two run losses and one three-run loss.
Carlos Torres came on with two on and nobody out in the 8th and worked out of the jam. Tyler Thornburg pitched the ninth to save the victory for Garza, who has pitched well of late.
The Brewers are off today. They’ll open a three-game series at PNC in Pittsburgh against the Pirates on Friday night.
AUDIO: Craig Counsell on Matt Garza’s outing :21
AUDIO: Matt Garza on the win :14
AUDIO: Matt Garza is pain free and having fun :18
AUDIO: Kirk Nieuwenhuis says it’s good to finally get a win for a starter :17