Jaime Garcia throws three-hitter in Cardinals win Sunday

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jaime Garcia threw a three-hitter for his first

career shutout and fellow rookie Allen Craig hit a two-run home run

for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 9-0 victory over the San Francisco

Giants on Sunday.

Jon Jay had three hits and an RBI and Brendan Ryan and Yadier

Molina each had two hits and an RBI for the Cardinals, who knocked

out Barry Zito in the fourth inning. St. Louis rebounded from a

five-game losing streak to take two of three from the Giants.

St. Louis, which entered the day 3½ games behind the NL

Central-leading Reds, is 50-27 in games started by Garcia, Adam

Wainwright and Chris Carpenter and 17-27 otherwise.

During the game the Giants were awarded outfielder Cody Ross on

a waiver claim from Florida.