Â Â Â Â Â The Cardinals took two of three from NL Central-leading Milwaukee and pulled within one game of the division lead.Â
Â Lackey (1-0) was the Cardinals' big catch at the trade deadline that capitalized on Boston's sell-off. The right-hander won the clinching Game 6 of the World Series against St. Louis last fall allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings and is 12-7 overall.Â
Â Trevor Rosenthal struck out Carlos Gomez with two on for his major league-leading 34th save in 38 chances.Â
Â Milwaukee starter Matt Garza was pulled after allowing one hit in six innings.
Â Â Matt Holliday homered off Zach Duke with one out in the seventh. Recently acquired A.J. Pierzynski hit a tying single off Jeremy Jeffress (0-1) and Taveras singled up the middle.
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