St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - The St. Louis Cardinals' pitching staff has been dominant to start the season. That trend continued Saturday afternoon as the Cardinals blanked the Milwaukee Brewers for the second straight day, 8-0, at Busch Stadium.
Not only did St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright (2-1) hold the Brewers to four hits while tossing his fifth career shutout, but the right-hander finished 3- for-3 with two RBI. Two of his hits came in a seven-run sixth inning that broke open what had been a pitchers' duel.
Wainwright, who has yet to walk a batter in 22 innings this season, recorded 12 strikeouts in St. Louis' third consecutive shutout overall. The Cardinals' pitchers have allowed three runs or less in eight of the first 11 games this year.
Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo (0-1), meanwhile, had given up one run through the first five frames before being chased during the Cardinals' sixth- inning outburst.
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