Cardinals' Shelby Miller douses red-hot Blue Jays

Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays gets the force out at second base to end the fourth inning...

Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays gets the force out at second base to end the fourth inning during MLB game action as Peter Bourjos of the St. Louis Cardinals slides on June 7, 2014 at Rogers Centre. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images/AFP)

Steve Buffery, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:26 PM ET

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller, the son of a Texas firefighter, poured cold water on what was a hot Toronto Blue Jays lineup.

The big starter gave up only three hits in a 5-0 complete game victory for the Cardinals, walking one and mowing down the first 13 Toronto batters he faced.

The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for Toronto. The Jays are now 38-25 while the Cardinals improved to 32-31.

Miller’s performance overshadowed another quality outing by Jays starter Mark Buehrle, who pitched seven innings, giving up only five hits and one earned run -- though he did walk five -- and struck out six. The loss dropped Buehrle to 10-2 while Miller improved to 7-5.

Buehrle blinked first in the pitching duel in front of 42,981 sun-splashed fans at Rogers Centre, giving up a home run to Randal Grichuk in the fifth inning, the young leftfielder’s first career dinger, a drive that sailed over the centrefield wall.


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