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St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Allen Craig went 4-for-5 with a solo homer 
and  three RBI  in the  St. Louis Cardinals' 9-3  victory over  the Milwaukee 
Brewers on Wednesday. 

Matt  Adams hit  a three-run homer for the Cardinals, who avoided a three-game 
sweep. Jon Jay went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. 

St.  Louis starter Shelby Miller (3-2) remained unbeaten in his career against 
Milwaukee,  giving  up three runs  on six hits  with three walks over six-plus 
innings. The right-hander improved to 5-0 lifetime against the Brewers. 

"It was good to see all aspects of our game click today," Adams said. "When we 
click  with everything, we're  a good team. The first two games of this series 
were  extra  innings, and we kept  battling. We just  ran into a hot team, and 
everything is clicking for them right now. If we continue playing like we have 
the last couple of days, I think we'll be fine." 

Mark  Reynolds and Carlos Gomez homered for Milwaukee, which went 0-for-8 with 
runners in scoring position and stranded nine. 

Milwaukee  starter  Matt Garza  (1-3) left  in the fourth  inning with a right 
thumb  contusion. Prior to  the injury, he gave up five runs on five hits with 
four strikeouts and four walks. 

"It's  been a consistent battle for me so far this year," Garza said. "I don't 
know if it's me fighting myself or me trying to do too much or what it is, but 
it needs to stop." 

Wei-Chung  Wang  replaced Garza and  allowed four runs  on six hits over three 
innings. 

The Cardinals jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Jay hit a one-out 
double  to left-center  field  and raced  home on  Matt  Holliday's single  to 
center. 

Reynolds  hit a two-run  shot in the second to put the Brewers in front. Gomez 
added a solo homer in the third to make it 3-1. 

But  the Cardinals took the  lead back  in the bottom  half of the third. Jay 
walked  and  Holliday singled before  Adams homered to  right, making it a 4-3 
contest. 

St.  Louis tacked  on two more runs  in the fourth. Garza exited after walking 
Matt  Carpenter. Wang came  in and put men on the corners with two outs. Craig 
followed with a two-run double to right. 

Miller  and Jay each hit RBI doubles in the fifth, and Craig led off the sixth 
with a homer to center. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Brewers said Garza is day-to-day ... St. Louis went 5-for-16 with RISP and 
stranded  11 ...  The Cardinals had 13  hits, compared to nine for the Brewers 
... St. Louis and Milwaukee have split six games this season. 

 
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