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Cardinals blank Giants 6-0

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alec Burleson and Paul DeJong homered, Miles Mikolas pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-0 on Thursday to avoid a four-game sweep.

“That’s what Cardinal baseball is supposed to look like there,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said. “There are a lot of positive things that came out of today. That’s the style of baseball we need to play.”


Mikolas (1-1) scattered four hits and two walks, striking out six to end the Giants’ five-game winning streak.


“That’s a more normal outing for me, I feel," Mikolas said. "Just better fastball command, throwing strikes with all of my pitches and being aggressive in the zone.”


With one out in the top of the seventh, Burleson sent Logan Webb’s 2-2 fastball over the right-field wall to break a scoreless tie. Later in the inning, Tommy Edman legged out an infield single to second base to drive in another run. Edman was initially ruled out at first but the call was overturned upon video review.


Dylan Carlson added an RBI double in the eighth, followed by DeJong’s two-run homer to left. Paul Goldschmidt made it 6-0 with an RBI fielder’s choice in the ninth.


“You kind of look at how we’ve gone offensively throughout the past couple of weeks, whenever somebody goes, we all go,” Burleson said. “So I think that’s huge for us just to get that spark and then everybody kind of follows suit.”


Webb (1-5) allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts, suffering his MLB-leading fifth loss of the year.