Nolan Arenado hit his 300th career home run and Jordan Montgomery allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings to propel the visiting St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-0 victory at Milwaukee on Saturday night, snapping the Brewers‘ six-game winning streak.
Montgomery’s performance was the first quality start by a Cardinals pitcher this season.
Arenado’s two-run shot, his first of the season, catapulted a four-run third inning that put the Cardinals up 6-0. Paul Goldschmidt opened the frame with a double and Arenado then extended his hitting streak to eight games.
Rookie Jordan Walker, who also has hit safely in all eight games so far this season, hit his second homer of the season in the third, a two-run shot to left. Walker continues to impress all of those who had anticipated his debut this season.
Montgomery retired the first seven hitters he faced on the evening before Joey Wiemer‘s one-out double in the bottom half of the third. With pitching being the biggest struggle all season for St. Louis, it was a breath of fresh air to see a performance of Montgomery’s caliber on Saturday night.
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