Michael Wacha pitched six innings and allowed three hits as once again, rain fell in his fifth rain-delayed start of the season. Oscar Taveras homered in his second career at-bat for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. The 21-year old Taveres hit a 1-0 pitch out to right field as rain was falling heavily. The game was halted right after Taveras touched home play.
Yusmeiro Petit (3-3) gave up two hits in six innings for the Giants, but one of them was Taveras’ 418-foot drive in the fifth. Jhonny Peralta added an RBI double off George Kontos in the seventh.
Watch Taveras’ home run. Video courtesy, MLB.com
Sam Freeman and Pat Neshek worked scoreless innings and Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth for 16th save in 18 chances.