Fantasy Football 2014:

Cardinals 6, Brewers 1

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MILWAUKEE -- Right-hander Shelby Miller struck out seven in six effective innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night at Miller Park.

Miller (1-2) continued his mastery of the Brewers, holding them to a run on three hits and three walks.

In four career starts against Milwaukee, Miller is 4-0 with a 1.97 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 37 innings.

St. Louis relievers Pat Neshek, Kevin Siegrist and Seth Maness each worked hitless inning as the Cardinals beat Milwaukee for the second night in a row and for the seventh time in the past 10 meetings dating back to last season.

Brewers starter Marco Estrada (1-1) gave up three runs on five hits and a walk over six innings.

For the second consecutive night, the Cardinals' chance at a big inning was stifled by the Brewers' defense.

With St. Louis leading 2-0 after RBI doubles by shortstop Jhonny Peralta and right fielder Allen Craig, the Cardinals loaded the bases against Estrada in the fourth.

First baseman Matt Adams made the first out of the inning, getting caught between third and home on Peralta's fielder's choice. Peralta moved to second on the play, but after second baseman Mark Ellis made it 3-0 with a sacrifice fly to left, Peralta was caught trying to score on a base hit by center fielder Peter Bourjous, ending the inning.

Milwaukee scored its only run in the bottom of the fourth on third baseman Aramis Ramirez's second home run of the season.

In the ninth inning, Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday belted reliever Jim Henderson's first offering over the wall in center to make it a three-run game. Three batters later, Peralta crushed a 2-2 fastball to left for his fourth home run of the season.

In one inning, Henderson allowed as many runs as the Brewers bullpen yielded through the first 13 games this season. Milwaukee's relief corps began the day with a 0.77 ERA, but the mark jumped to 1.42 after Henderson's outing.

NOTES: St. Louis reinstated 2B Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list and optioned INF Pete Kozma to Triple-A Memphis. ... Since defeating Milwaukee in the 2011 National League Championship Series, the Cardinals began play Tuesday 24-11 against the Brewers. ... Tuesday was Ron Roenicke's 500th game as manager of the Brewers, the sixth skipper in franchise history to reach the milestone. ... Players from both teams wore No. 42 on their jerseys, part of baseball's celebration of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947.

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