Liberatore works 5 shutout innings in season debut, Cardinals down Brewers 3-0

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matthew Liberatore tossed five shutout innings in his season debut and Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

St. Louis won for the eighth time in 10 games.

Milwaukee has lost two of three.

Liberatore, a 23-year-old left-hander, gave up three hits and struck out six.

Nolan Arenado drove in a first-inning run for St. Louis.

DeJong pushed the lead to 3-0 with a two-run homer in the sixth inning.

Milwaukee outfielder Owen Miller stretched his hitting streak to 10 games with three hits.

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