After Sunday’s 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks, the Cardinals head into the All-Star break tied for first with the Milwaukee Brewers with a 49-43 record. The teams have a one game lead over Pittsburgh. Remember the start of the season Cardinal fans? This is better, huh!
In the bottom of the first, the Cardinals got things started with a liner to center to score Tony Cruz. David Freese then hit a sacrifice fly to center and scored Albert.
The Diamondbacks got their two runs on a two-run homer by Ryan Roberts to score Chris Young.
In the bottom of the third inning, Freese hit a blast to right field scoring Matt Holliday.
To say the least, this David Freese fan was happy to see him finally have a productive day. Freese seemed in the right spot in the line up on Sunday to be productive. He was 2-3 with two hits and three RBI.
Jaime Garcia earned his ninth victory of the season. He pitched six innings, gave up seven hits and two earned runs off the Roberts homer. He did strike out five.
Lance Lynn pitched two innings giving up two hits but striking out two as well.
Fernando Salas earned his 16th save of the season pitching the ninth. He gave up one hit but also struck out one.
A very nice, uneventful way to end the first half of the season. On a side note, the Cardinals ended the game in first place but within the hour, the Reds blew a 3-2 lead in the ninth with
Cardinal fav Francisco Cordero pitching. The Brewers ended up winning 4-3. That was his fifth blown save of the season. Poor Dontrelle Willis!
Miranda Remaklus is lead St. Louis Cardinals contributor to Aaron Miles’ Fastball. Follow her on Twitter, @missmiranda.