Jay Bruce's homer in the first got the offense going on Saturday. (Al Behrman/AP)
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
Aaron Harang picked up his third victory by limiting the Cards to three runs (two earned) over seven innings. Jay Bruce's two-run homer in the first provided early support for Harang, who helped himself with a two-run single in the sixth.
BATTING 2B: Taveras, W (5, Lohse), Phillips (4, Lohse). HR: Bruce (9, 1st inning off Lohse, 1 on, 1 out), Hairston, J (2, 7th inning off Reyes, De, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Hairston, J 5; Taveras, W 3; Nix, L; Hernandez, Ra; Harang; Rosales; Bruce 4; Phillips 3. RBI: Bruce 2 (19), Nix, L (6), Hernandez, Ra (10), Harang 2 (2), Taveras, W (5), Hairston, J (5). 2-out RBI: Harang 2; Taveras, W. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rosales; Hernandez, Ra. SAC: Hairston, J. Team RISP: 6-for-10. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING SB: Bruce (2, 2nd base off Reyes, De/Molina, Y). CS: Rosales (2, 2nd base by Lohse/Molina, Y), Phillips (2, 2nd base by Reyes, De/Molina, Y). PO: Phillips (1st base by Reyes, De).
FIELDING E: Harang (1, fielding), Hernandez, Ra (1, fielding). Outfield assists: Bruce (Duncan at 1st base). DP: (Bruce-Hernandez, Ra).