National League Game Summary - San Francisco at St. Louis, Game One|
(Saturday, June 1st)
Final Score: St. Louis 8, San Francisco 0
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Shelby Miller struck out seven over seven
stellar frames and the St. Louis Cardinals used a third-inning outburst to
down the San Francisco Giants, 8-0, in the opener of a day/night doubleheader
Saturday at Busch Stadium.
Miller (6-3) scattered six hits and a walk to notch the victory, while St.
Louis' offense erupted for seven runs and nine hits in the third to provide
the rookie right-hander with more than enough run support.
Daniel Descalso had a pair of hits, an RBI and a run scored in the rally,
while Tony Cruz contributed a two-run double for the Cardinals, who have won
eight of their last 10 games.
Matt Cain (4-3) pitched perfectly outside of the third inning, but was charged
for seven runs on nine hits while striking out nine over six innings.
"I made a good bit of mistakes, a lot of pitches over the plate," Cain
admitted. "I just made a lot of bad pitches."
Brandon Crawford finished with three of the seven hits for the Giants, who
have lost four of their last five.
Cain retired the Cards in order over the first two frames before running into
trouble in the third.
Descalso got things going with a leadoff double and Pete Kozma followed with a
single before Miller's sacrifice bunt found runners on second and third.
Matt Carpenter and Jon Jay then ripped consecutive RBI singles to give St.
Louis a 2-0 lead.
After Matt Holliday was called out on strikes, Allen Craig and Matt Adams
stroked back-to-back run-scoring singles to push the lead to 4-0.
Cruz followed with a two-run double to center before Descalso capped the
outburst with a base hit to left to score Cruz for a 7-0 advantage.
"We know that you've got to put an inning together when you can," St. Louis
manager Mike Matheny said of facing Cain. "Fortunately, we had one inning
where we can."
St. Louis tacked on a run in the eighth after Adams worked a one-out walk and
Cruz followed with a double for the Cardinals' lone hit outside of the third
inning. Descalso plated Adams with a sac fly to account for the final margin.
Friday's series opener was postponed due to rain, causing Saturday's
doubleheader ... In the nightcap, Madison Bumgarner takes the mound for the
Giants against St. Louis right-hander Adam Wainwright ... The Giants fell to
9-16 on the road ... St. Louis went 7-for-10 with runners in scoring position
while the Giants finished 0-for-9 with RISP ... St. Louis pitcher Keith Butler
made his major league debut and pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
06/01 18:47:49 ET