Lohse was the winning pitcher and improves to 9-2 on the season. He pitched seven innings allowing just two runs, while striking out four. Skip Schumaker added an RBI single to go along with Cruz’s two run hit to produce just enough offense for the victory. Allen Craig also added three hits in the Cardinals victory. Jason Motte pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 20th save of the season.
The Cardinals finish their series with the Marlins tomorrow at Busch Stadium, then it’s the All-Star Break. Rookie Joe Kelly will pitch for the Redbirds.
Take a listen to Cardinals players Kyle Lohse, Jason Motte and Tony Cruz along with manager Mike Matheny after the win.