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|Cardinals End Losing Streak
|ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie Jaime Garcia beat the Reds for the fourth time, halting the St. Louis Cardinals' five-game losing streak and ending Cincinnati's four-game run in a 3-2 victory on Friday night.
St. Louis scored in consecutive innings for the first time in seven games, getting two in the first and one in the second. Jon Jay had an RBI triple and Albert Pujols followed with a sacrifice fly in the first, and Brendan Ryan singled, went to third on Garcia's double and scored on Skip Schumaker's groundout in the second.
Paul Janish homered with one out in the third to end Garcia's run of 22 2-3 innings without allowing an earned run. The 23 year old left hander also allowed Jonny Gomes' RBI double in the fourth. Garcia (13-6) lasted 6 2-3 innings and added two hits off Bronson Arroyo (14-9).
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