ST. LOUIS -- While the St. Louis Cardinals continued their recent trend of solid to outstanding work from their starting pitchers on Saturday, the Milwaukee Brewers kept moving the needle in the wrong direction.Adam Wainwrights seven shutout innings gave St. Louis a 3-0 win and deepened Milwaukees recent skid offensively. In losing three straight games, the Brewers have managed just two runs.Weather permitting, Milwaukee will try to figure things out against the Cardinals in Sundays series finale at Busch Stadium.Were in a little bit of a funk offensively, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. Were just in one of those couple-day stretches of struggling to get things going and create opportunities.St. Louis (42-38) has tended to do that to Milwaukee (35-45) in recent years. It owns a 6-2 advantage in this years season series, outscoring it by 48-14, and is 45-20 against the Brewers, dating to the start of the 2013 season.But a 90 percent chance of rain might present Milwaukee with a temporary reprieve. While the teams played through showers for most of Saturdays game, some forecasts are calling for as many as 2/3 inches of rain Sunday.Nothing could dampen the Cardinals mood after perhaps their best defensive game of the season. They turned four double plays, used a nifty deke at second base to steal an eighth-inning out and denied at least two hits with outstanding plays to turn hard-hit balls into outs.It was a stark contrast from their previous three games, in which they made eight errors and other mental mistakes.Just good plays all the way around, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. Being able to trust your defense is one of those confidence-boosters for your pitching staff. They dont have to be perfect.Michael Wacha (4-7, 4.42 ERA) gets the call for the Cardinals on Sunday. He has pitched well in his last four starts, all of them quality, and has won two straight outings, including an 8-4 verdict on Tuesday night in Kansas City.Wacha, who lost seven straight decisions from April 23 to June 22, has displayed much better command lately. He has hit the lower parts of the strike zone with his fastball, enabling him to use his changeup as a wipeout pitch.Wacha, whos 3-0 with a 4.22 ERA in five career outings against the Brewers, will be opposed by right-hander Chase Anderson (4-8, 5.45). Hes coming off a 6-5 loss on Tuesday night to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who rocked him for eight hits and six runs (five earned) in four innings.That outing actually qualifies as an improvement of sorts for Anderson, who has been hit so hard in his last three starts that his ERA during that span dropped to 12.71 after Tuesday night. 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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Jim McElwain has a defensive makeover on his hands.The 20th-ranked Gators (8-4) lost defensive coordinator Geoff Collins, who on Tuesday finalized a deal to become Temples new head coach , and could lose as many as eight defensive starters to the NFL.The departures mean a significant rebuild on that side of the ball for McElwain. Under Collins, Florida put together a top-10 defense in each of the last two years.Hes a guy thats meant a lot to us, as you guys know, McElwain said. One of the first guys that I hired and yet hes not the only one on our staff thats been contacted. Yet, thats kind of cool. People taking note as far as what were doing and how were going about it. Im really excited for him moving forward.McElwain said weve got some things already in the works regarding filling Collins position. He said co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Randy Shannon will be in the mix.Absolutely, McElwain said. Weve got a lot of options, and weve already discussed them here.The Gators, who play No. 21 Iowa in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2, might not be prepared for all the defensive departures that could follow Collins out the door. Linebacker Jarrad Davis, safety Marcus Maye, defensive end Bryan Cox and defensive tackle Joey Ivie are seniors and definitely gone. Cornerbacks Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson and defensive tackle Caleb Brantley are expected to leave school early and enter the draft.Linebacker Alex Anzalone and defensive back Duke Dawson, both juniors, also are considering turning pro.McElwain said no one has definitely declared for the NFL, but a handful of guys have submitted paperwork to the NFL Draft Advisory Board.We sent out all the things that we could to the NFL for those guys, McElwain said. We put those booklets together. Well sit down and meet with some of them after the bowl game as far as a direction and what they want to do. 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So this is another opportunity for those guys to play well against a really good football team, a physical football team, another opportunity to be proud of what you put on film.Other items of note:- Davis (ankle), Cox (ankle), Dawson (ankle), safety Nick Washington (ankle), guard Martez Ivey (ankle), linebacker David Reese (wrist) and defensive end Antonneous Clayton (elbow) wont be on the field when bowl practices begin Thursday. Its unclear whether any of those guys will be healthy enough to play before the Outback Bowl.- McElwain said hes aware that running back Mark Thompson has been charged with misdemeanor trespassing for sneaking into a towing company lot.Yeah, were made aware of that, McElwain said. Ive got to kind of find out where exactly that sits moving forward. But obviously were aware there was an incident here last week.- McElwain also explained his decision to name quarterback Austin Appleby the starter over Luke Del Rio for the bowl game.Well, No. 1, Luke isnt all the way back (healthy), McElwain said, referring to Del Rios sprained throwing shoulder. Austins done a good job since hes started playing. Obviously there are some throws that hed like back, but at the same time, this late in the year, he deserves it. You know what? 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