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6/1 Recap: Cards begin June with frustrating 3-1 loss

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Brewers pitchers hold Cards to four hits in lackluster game

The lone highlight.
The lone highlight.
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Previously on VEB recaps: stlcardsfan4 gave us the skinny on yesterday's 10-3 win over Milwaukee.

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Starting pitchers: Jaime Garcia (4-4, 3.47 ERA entering Wednesday) vs. Zach Davies (2-3, 5.40)

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Starting lineups:

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The recap:

It might be small sample size, but so far in June, the story is this: different month, same ol' Cards.

A 28-pitch first inning set the tone for Jaime Garcia, and the contest that was on Wednesday afternoon. Zach Davies, Garcia's opposition, held St. Louis to just three hits over 8 innings, striking out nine Redbirds while throwing 105 pitches.

The lone bright spot for St. Louis was a Brandon Moss solo home run in the top of the 9th inning off of Milwaukee closer Jeremy Jeffress. Jeffress earned his 13th save of the season.

St. Louis falls to 28-26, as they head home to play the Giants on Friday.

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Scoring plays:

Bot 1: Ryan Braun single, scoring Jonathan Villar; Chris Carter reaches on infield single, scoring Hernan Perez -- MIL 2, STL 0

Bot 6: Martin Maldonado solo home run -- MIL 3, STL 0

Top 9: Moss solo home run -- MIL 3, STL 1

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Game links: box score / play-by-play

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What's on deck: After an off-day Thursday, the Cardinals return home to face San Francisco. Game one pits Johnny Cueto (8-1, 2.31 ERA) going against Adam Wainwright (5-3, 5.71).

Cueto last faced the Cardinals as a member of the Reds on April 17, 2015. In his two appearances against St. Louis last season, the right-hander pitched two consecutive 7-inning contests that resulted in losses.

The game will be at 8:15 Eastern / 7:15 Central, and will be shown on MLB Network.