Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/26/14
Three Cardinals homered in a four-run third inning — including David Freese, who went 2-for-5 with 3 RBIs — as St. Louis spoiled Milwaukee’s home opener with a 11-5 victory Friday.Jaime Garcia (1-0) allowed two runs in six innings for the Cardinals, who reached base 12 times against Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo (0-1) before chasing him from the game with two outs in the fourth, leading 6-2. Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday and Yadier Molina each hit home runs off Gallardo, who fell to 1-8 in 12 career starts against the Cardinals. After giving up a pair of first-inning runs, Garcia settled down and retired eight of the next nine Milwaukee batters. The left-hander, who went 13-7 with a 3.56 ERA in 2011, gave up five hits, walked two and struck out three.St. Louis scored a run in the sixth and seventh before plating three more in the ninth after Matt Carpenter and Rafael Furcal hit consecutive run-scoring doubles. Furcal went 3-for-5 for the Cardinals, who ...

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