Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 4/27/12
By JEFF BARTL, STATS WriterStarting pitching has been the biggest reason why the St. Louis Cardinals are off to a solid start, allowing them to overcome an inconsistent offense.Having avoided a third straight loss in their last game, St. Louis opens a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night at Busch Stadium.The Cardinals (12-7) won their first six series for the first time in team history, but they struggled to score in losing two of three to Chicago in their last set.St. Louis dropped the first two in walkoff fashion, falling 3-2 on Monday and losing by that same score in 10 innings Tuesday. David Freese homered and drove in three runs as the Cardinals salvaged the series finale with a 5-1 win Wednesday.The Cardinals begin a six-game homestand Friday after playing 13 of their first 19 on the road."You lose two emotional games like we did, you never want to get swept, (and) to get that third one heading back home is nice," Freese said. "We came out of the ga...
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