Wellemeyer shuts down Giants in 5-2 victory

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Todd Wellemeyer rebounded from his shortest start of the season with a solid 7 1-3 innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Thursday night.

Wellemeyer (7-7) allowed two runs and seven hits in besting San Francisco left-hander Barry Zito. Wellemeyer lasted 2 1-3 innings in his previous start, giving up three earned runs against Minnesota on June 27. He was 1-3 with a 6.89 ERA in June.

Ryan Franklin worked a perfect ninth for his 19th save in 20 chances.

Zito (4-8) went 4 1-3 innings, allowing five earned runs and five hits.

The Cardinals won for the third time in nine games.

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