The Cardinals hosted the San Francisco Giants in the first game of a four game series on Monday night. They made the match-up with the usually daunting Matt Cain look easy as they beat the Giants 8-2.
|San Francisco Giants||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||2||8||0|
|St Louis Cardinals||0||2||0||0||0||3||3||0||X||8||12||0|
|WP||J. Westbrook (11-8)|
|LP||M. Cain (10-5)|
|D. Descalso 2b||5||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||5||.245|
|A. Craig 1b||5||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.293|
|M. Holliday lf||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||.323|
|C. Beltran rf||3||2||1||1||1||1||1||0||0||.286|
|D. Freese 3b||2||2||1||2||0||1||1||0||0||.312|
|Y. Molina c||3||1||1||0||0||1||1||0||1||.317|
|J. Jay cf||4||1||4||2||0||0||0||0||0||.296|
|R. Furcal ss||3||0||1||1||0||1||1||0||2||.267|
|J. Westbrook p||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||.154|
|M. Carpenter ph||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||.295|
|E. Mujica p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|F. Salas p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|S. Schumaker ph||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.321|
|B. Fuentes p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
- Allen Craig hit his 21st double of the season and scored a run.
- Matt Holliday hit his 28th double of the year and also scored a run.
- Carlos Beltran scored two runs. One was on a solo shot which was his 26th home run of the season. He also drew a walk.
- David Freese hit a two RBI single to bring his season total to 64. He also reached base on a walk and scored two runs.
- Yadier Molina hit a single, reached base on a walk, and scored a run.
- Jon Jay was a perfect 4-4 with four singles. He drove in two runs and scored another.
- Rafael Furcal hit an RBI single. He now has 43 runs batted in on the season.
- Matt Carpenter hit a pinch-hit two RBI single.
- Jake Westbrook hurled a six inning, two earned run quality start. He gave up no walks and only allowed seven base runners.
- Edward Mujica, who hasn’t allowed a run as a Cardinal, Fernando Salas, and Brian Fuentes combined for three scoreless innings to end the game. The only blemish was a hit given up by Mujica.
- Daniel Descalso was held hitless as he bat leadoff.
3) David Freese – Freese hit a two RBI single and scored twice.
2) Carlos Beltran – Beltran’s solo shot tied the game in the second and the Cardinals never looked back.
1) Jon Jay – Jay was perfect at the plate with a four hit performance.
|Cincinnati Reds||66||43||0.606||—||36-20||30-23||472||403||69||Lost 2||7-3|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||62||46||0.574||3.5||34-16||28-30||445||405||40||Won 2||6-4|
|St Louis Cardinals||60||49||0.550||6||33-21||27-28||546||430||116||Won 4||7-3|
|Milwaukee Brewers||49||59||0.454||16.5||31-26||18-33||493||503||-10||Won 1||5-5|
|Chicago Cubs||43||64||0.402||22||27-24||16-40||395||476||-81||Lost 6||3-7|
|Houston Astros||36||74||0.327||30.5||25-28||11-46||419||562||-143||Lost 2||2-8|