MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - St. Louis outfielder Matt Holliday’s two run home run in the third inning provided all the runs rookie pitcher Shelby Miller needed to beat the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night, 6-1.
Former Cardinal Kyle Loshe picked up his third loss in four decisions while facing his former teammates.
Miller held the Brewers scoreless through the first 5 innings, surrendering their only run in the sixth on Jonathan Lucroy’s sacrifice fly.
Jon Jay knocked in a pair of runs in the 5th and Carlos Beltran had a homer in the 7th. The other St. Louis run scored on a passed ball.
Three Cardinals were thrown out at the plate. Holliday had 3 hits and a walk in five trips.
Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Norichika Aoka each had a pair of hits for Milwaukee. Ramirez was activated from the disabled list before the game.