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Garcia strikes out nine, Freese homers for Cards

Published: Monday, July 6 2015 12:23 p.m. MDT

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia (54) delivers against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 16, 2012.  (Jeff Chiu, Associated Press) St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia (54) delivers against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (Jeff Chiu, Associated Press)

SAN FRANCISCO — Jaime Garcia matched his career high with nine strikeouts, David Freese hit a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals gave manager Mike Matheny a victory against his old Giants team with a 4-1 win Wednesday night.

Buster Posey hit a tying RBI single in the sixth against Garcia (3-2) for San Francisco, which missed multiple scoring chances yet again in what has been the biggest downfall for this bunch.

Pinch-hitter Skip Schumaker added a two-run double in the eighth for the Cardinals, who improved to 13-7 on the road.

In a matchup of the last two World Series champions, the Giants didn't do enough to back Madison Bumgarner (5-3). He lost his second straight start following a five-start winning streak on a breezy Bay Area night featuring a hovering mist above the field.

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