St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Shelby Miller struck out seven over seven stellar frames and the St. Louis Cardinals used a third-inning outburst to down the San Francisco Giants, 8-0, in the opener of a day/night doubleheader Saturday at Busch Stadium.
Miller (6-3) scattered six hits and a walk to notch the victory, while St. Louis' offense erupted for seven runs and nine hits in the third to provide the rookie right-hander with more than enough run support.
Daniel Descalso had a pair of hits, an RBI and a run scored in the rally, while Tony Cruz contributed a two-run double for the Cardinals, who have won eight of their last 10 games.
Matt Cain (4-3) pitched perfectly outside of the third inning, but was charged for seven runs on nine hits while striking out nine over six innings.
Brandon Crawford finished with three of the seven hits for the Giants, who have lost four of their last five.