MONTREAL (Ticker) --
bounced back from his worst outing of the season with his best.
Vazquez struck out 11 in his second complete game of the season and drove in two runs to lead the
to a 7-1 victory over the
The 27-year-old righthander was rocked for eight runs - four earned - and 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings of Monday's 10-8 loss to Atlanta.
But Vazquez limited the Brewers to eight hits and one unearned run en route to his 14th career complete game. He also fanned
in the third inning for the 1,000th strikeout of his career. His 171 strikeouts this season is second in the league to Chicago's
"They hit some balls hard tonight, right at some people," Vazquez said. "They made some big plays out there. I felt great but I was a little lucky. They hit some balls hard today. I always have fun when I'm out there. I always give 100 percent."
In addition, Vazquez helped himself with a two-run single in the second inning for a 2-0 lead.
"Vazquez was very strong tonight," Expos manager
said. "It was a very nice performance. I think the key was early offense and adding to it, it gave him a margin where he felt that he didn't have to be perfect out there. He had a fine ballgame, exactly what we needed. It always looks easy when you have runs to work with."
added a two-run homer and
had an RBI triple and scored on Brewers shortstop
's throwing error, providing Montreal with a 7-0 cushion in the fourth.
"The curveball to Vazquez, he got just enough of it to let the runs score," said Brewers starter
, who was making his major league debut. "If I make a better pitch, he swings through it. To Cordero, we decided to go away, I left the ball up and he got enough of it. It wasn't that I was missing, but (I was missing) just enough that the ball was running out of the zone."
drove in Milwaukee's lone run with a single in the sixth.
A crowd of 22,280 was on hand as the Expos honored new Hall of Famer
. They also saw Montreal win its third straight game overall and sixth in a row against Montreal.
"When we see a lot of fans here, we get pumped," Vazquez said. "I know today was Gary Carter Day, so I'm glad we can get a win for all the fans here and for him."
Manning (0-1) gave up seven runs, four hits and five walks in four innings.
"It's tough to fall behind," he said. "It makes it easier for the hitters to minimize your stuff. I made good pitches to the good hitters to get them out, but the walks killed me."
Manning, who will be 31 in 12 days, is the oldest pitcher to make his major league debut as a starter since the
New York Mets
on April 5, 1998 at 32 years, 350 days.
"Even though I lost, I wouldn't trade it," Manning said. "Hopefully, I'll get another start to show them what I can do. I think I beat myself, I don't think they beat me. It's bittersweet, but if I get a second start or 500 it just won't be the same as today."