Complete domination by the Cardinals on Sunday, as they swept the Milwaukee Brewers in a four game series for the first time since they joined the National League in 1998, with a 10-1 win at Miller Park.
Allen Craig drove in four and Matt Holliday homered. Jaime Garcia pitched eight innings (4-1), and won his third straight game, gave up one run on eight hits. He had three strikeouts and only one walk.
The Cardinals scored six runs in the second inning on three hits as they sent 10 men to the plate. Brewers starter Marco Estrada was wild and loaded the bases with two walks and single. Shane Robinson and Holliday forced in runs with walks before Craig lined a double to the left field corner to drive in three runs. Yadier Molina’s RBI single scored Craig.
Garcia lobbied Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to be allowed to pitch the ninth, but Carlos Martinez finished off the Brewers.
The Cardinals begin a two game series at Wrigley Field starting on Tuesday against the Cubs.