St. Louis Cardinals crush Angels in 12-2 route


The St. Louis Cardinals crushed the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a 12-2 route thanks to a massive display of offensive production.
Jul 3, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) and first baseman Matt Adams (53) celebrate after scoring in the second inning as Los Angeles Angels catcher Hank Conger (left) watches at Angel Stadium. Image Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Rookie pitcher Shelby Miller had the start on Wednesday night and pitched 6 innings in the game. He allowed 5 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, and struck out 6 batters. Both of the runs came in the 2nd inning on a 2-run home run off the bat of Angels catcher Hank Conger.

Kevin Siegrist, Keith Butler, and Randy Choate combined to pitch the final 3 innings of the ballgame. The three innings were nearly perfect aside from the one hit when Butler was pitching.

Offensively speaking, it could not have gone better on Wednesday. The Cardinals scored 7 runs in the top of the 2nd inning and they didn’t look back. Outfielder Jon Jay hit a home run in the 2nd inning while Matt Carpenter hit a long ball in the 8th inning. Both would have 3 RBIs a piece when all was said and done.

Every starter but Carlos Beltran and Pete Kozma had a hit. Beltran did reach base as he walked and scored. Molina and Carpenter led the team with 3 hits a piece. If things keep up as the way they are right now, Molina is on his way to his first National League batting title.