National League Game Summary - St. Louis at Colorado|
(Tuesday, September 17th)
Final Score: St. Louis 11, Colorado 4
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Matt Holliday went 4-for-4 with a homer and
three RBI and Matt Carpenter added three hits, two RBI and three runs scored
as the St. Louis Cardinals cruised to an 11-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on
Yadier Molina and Daniel Descalso finished with two hits and two RBI apiece
for the Cardinals, who moved one game ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates atop the
NL Central standings.
"You like gaining a game on them, but there's still a lot of games left and
we've got to keep winning games to make it hard on them," Holliday said.
Joe Kelly (9-4) allowed three hits and two walks over five scoreless innings
to earn the win.
DJ LeMahieu, Michael Cuddyer and Charlie Culberson each finished with one RBI
for the Rockies, losers in three of their last four games.
Juan Nicasio (8-8) was tagged for eight runs on eight hits and three walks in
just 2 2/3 innings to absorb the loss.
St. Louis pushed one run across in both the first and second innings before
busting the game open with a six-run third.
In the first, Molina singled to center to score Jon Jay and Carpenter singled
home Descalso in the second to give the Cards an early edge.
Holliday opened the third with a double then scored on Molina's double to
left. Matt Adams followed with a base hit to push Molina across.
After David Freese walked, Descalso ripped a triple to right to clear the
bases. Carpenter followed two batter later with an RBI single to center and
Holliday capped the inning with a base hit to right to make it 8-0.
Holliday hammered a two-run homer in the fifth to push St. Louis' spread to
The Rockies pushed four runs across in the seventh. With two on and one out,
Culberson laced a two-run, pinch-hit single to center. After Corey Dickerson
struck out, LeMahieu singled home Culberson before coming around on Cuddyer's
RBI single to center.
Carpenter scored on a Manny Corpas wild pitch in the ninth.
The Cardinals had at least one hit in every inning and finished the game with
18 ... Holliday has reached 20 homers in each of the last five seasons, and
eight times in his career ... St. Louis was 7-for-19 with runners in scoring
position ... Colorado went 3-for-10 with RISP and left nine runners on base.
09/18 02:23:23 ET