Jaime Garcia and Cardinals handcuff Mets 5-1
Cardinals have second-gest home record in NL
ST. LOUIS — Jaime Garcia carried a shutout into the eighth inning and Yadier Molina got his 1,000th career hit with an infield single that started a three-run second against rookie Matt Harvey in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 5-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Daniel Descalso and David Freese had two hits and an RBI apiece for the Cardinals, who are 42-26 at home for the second-best mark in the National League. St. Louis will go for a three-game sweep Wednesday with Adam Wainwright facing 17-game winner R.A. Dickey.
Descalso also stole third in the sixth, putting him in position to score on John Jay’s groundout against Justin Hampson that made it 4-0.