St. Louis 9, Colorado 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, July 2, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 39456

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Colorado 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 1
St. Louis 1 0 1 0 3 1 2 1 9 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 30-49 18-25 12-24 L3
St. Louis 42-38 19-18 23-20 W2

Recap


Cardinals 9, Rockies 3:
Allen Craig homered twice - including a two-run shot to center - and has four in as many four games as host St. Louis won the opener of a four-game series. 

Craig’s first blast off Tyler Chatwood (1-1) highlighted a three-run fifth that put St. Louis up 5-2. The first baseman added a solo shot in the eighth to make it 9-2, giving him eight RBIs in the last four games.

Kyle Lohse (8-2) allowed two runs on nine hits in 7 1/3 innings, the fifth straight start in which he’s gone at least seven innings. He also hit an RBI grounder.

Carlos Beltran extended his RBI streak to a major league-best nine games, driving in runs with a sacrifice fly and a fielder’s choice.

Matt Holliday, who has 16 RBIs in his last 15 games, lined a one-out solo homer to make it 2-0 Cardinals in the third. Colorado’s Tyler Colvin tied it with a two-run homer in the fourth.

Rockies left-hander Josh Outman, a St. Louis native who entered with a 9.32 ERA, was lifted after throwing 70 pitches in three innings. He walked five and allowed two earned runs.

Wilin Rosario hit a ninth-inning solo homer for Colorado, which has lost three straight. Rosario's 14 homers lead major league rookies.

GAME NOTEBOOK: St. Louis improved to 19-18 at home, and 2-2 on its season-high 10-game homestand. … Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman returned to Busch Stadium for the first time since suffering a torn meniscus May 19, did some running and took a few swings. … Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay had a hit and two walks and scored twice.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   St. Louis
Josh Outman Player Kyle Lohse
No Decision W/L Win
3.0 IP 7.1
3 Strikeouts 5
2 Hits 9
6.00 ERA 2.45
Hitting
Colorado   St. Louis
Wilin Rosario Player David Freese
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 11 2 17 .306 14 7 3 2 0 1
St. Louis 10 3 20 .312 16 6 8 8 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .561 after a win and .487 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Rockies have a W/L % of .367 after a win and .388 after a loss.