May 17, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese (23) celebrates with catcher Yadier Molina (4) after hitting a grand slam off of Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta (not pictured) during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Cards beat Brewers 7-6 as Freese hits grand slam

David Freese hit a grand slam on Friday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6. It was the first home run this season for the Cardinals third baseman, who has struggled to get it going offensively. The home run was his only hit of the night.

All in all, the Cardinals managed 7 runs on 13 hits. Several with multi-hit performances, too.

Matt Carpenter, the leadoff man, had a 3 for 5 day at the plate and added 2 more runs on the season.

Matt Holliday was 2 for 4 at the plate with 1 run and 2 RBIs last night.

Allen Craig had a perfect day at the plate. He reached base all four times, going 3 for 3 with a walk. He scored twice but didn’t drive anyone home.

Yadier Molina was 1 for 4 with a run.

Jon Jay added an RBI.

Jaime Garcia got the win as he pitched 5.1 innings. He allowed 6 hits, all 6 runs, 1 walk, and struck out 5. All 6 runs came as a result of two 3-run home runs in the fourth and sixth innings.

He was relieved by Seth Maness and Trevor Rosethal. Maness pitched 1.2 innings and Rosenthal went an inning. Both allowed a hit each and struck out a batter.

Edward Mujica pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 12th save of the season.

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