Weaver gets 1st big-league win as Cardinals beat A's 3-1

BY foxsports • August 27, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jedd Gyorko homered and Luke Weaver pitched six strong innings to earn his first major league win as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Friday night.

Gyorko's 423-foot shot in the first extended the Cardinals' home run streak to 15 games, the longest active streak in the majors, and made it 2-0 after just two batters.

Weaver (1-1) gave up one run and four hits in a career-high six innings in his home debut for the Cardinals. Five of his seven strikeouts were looking.

Cardinals center fielder Randal Grichuk made a diving catch on a sinking drive by Stephen Vogt to end the fifth, and Jhonny Peralta made a sprawling stop at third base and threw out Khris Davis to start the sixth.

Seung Hwan Oh got the last three outs for his 13th save.

Ross Detwiler (1-3) gave up three runs and six hits while striking out six in 5 1/3 innings.



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