Edwin Jackson had a nice bounce back start at Milwaukee, pitching seven solid innings and singling home the go-ahead run to help the Cardinals beat the Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Jackson (4-2) scattered six hits and kept Milwaukee scoreless until Corey Hart and Nyjer Morgan hit consecutive doubles to open the sixth, pulling the Brewers within 2-1.

The Cardinals were able to score two unearned runs off former Missouri State Bear Shaun Marcum who allowed four hits and three walks in seven innings.

In the fifth, Yadier Molina singled to load the bases and Jackson singled to right, scoring Schumaker to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead. Jon Jay followed with a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Furcal for a 2-0 Cardinals lead.

The Cardinals are still 9.5 games out with 27 to play.