Jakob Junis solid but Giants' offense ice-cold in loss to Cardinals

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Junis solid but Giants' offense ice-cold in loss to Cardinals originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Giants' winning streak came to an end after a lifeless offensive performance in a 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Saturday.

Starting pitcher Jakob Junis (L, 5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 Ks) was once again solid, but San Francisco's offense struggled against Cardinals righty Dakota Hudson (W, 5 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 Ks) and a lethal St. Louis bullpen.

LaMonte Wade Jr. and Brandon Belt each had two hits, while one of the newest Giants, Donovan Walton, collected his first hit with his new team, a one-out double that started a seventh-inning rally where the Giants had the bases loaded and one out but were unable to scratch across a run.

Cardinals second baseman Tommy Edman launched a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth, while Brendan Donovan, Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt each collected RBIs.

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After snapping their six-game win streak, the Giants and Cardinals will face off in the rubber match of this three-game series on Sunday before San Francisco travels to Coors Field to take on the Colorado Rockies for a three-game set.

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