Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista watches his single during the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, June 25, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia throws during the second inning of an interleague baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, June 25, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Carlos Villanueva worked six solid innings backed by Juan Rivera's three-run homer, the only hit in a five-run third, and the Toronto Blue Jays' beat the sagging St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Saturday night.
Jaime Garcia (6-3) kept his home ERA at a minuscule 0.88 because four of the runs in Toronto's big inning were unearned due to third baseman Daniel Descalso's two-out throwing error. But the left-hander gave up Rivera's sixth homer the next at-bat and walked three in the inning, including Jose Bautista intentionally to load the bases.
Garcia had four strikeouts and four walks, one off his season high, in seven innings.