Aramis Ramirez belted a two-run homer to 0 game series at Wrigley Field.

Garza (6-9), who escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning, scattered five hits, walked two and struck out eight to pick up just his second win in his last 10 starts.

Chicago, which improved to 13-5 in August, scored all three runs in the fourth inning off Edwin Jackson (2-2).

Jon Jay and Skip Schumaker both had two hits for the Cardinals, who suffered their seventh loss in 11 contests.