Saturday, AuG. 27, 2016
- Luke Weaver earned his first career win Friday night as the Cardinals finally beat an American League team at Busch Stadium with a 3-1 win over the Oakland Athletics. Weaver allowed just four hits over six innings, recording seven strikeouts in his third career start, his first at home.
- The Cardinals had been 0-7 at home against AL teams this year and had won just one of their last 10 games in inter-league play at Busch dating back to last June.
- Weaver got all the offense he needed from the first two batters in the bottom of the first, when Matt Carpenter singled and Jedd Gyorko followed with a home run, his 22nd of the year. The Cardinals have now homered in 15 consecutive games.
- Mike Leake will get the start in the seocnd game of the series at 6:15 tonight.