St. Louis 6, Colorado 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, July 5, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 102°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 41751

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 31-51 18-25 13-26 L2
St. Louis 44-39 21-19 23-20 W2

Recap


Cardinals 6, Rockies 2: Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran drove in two runs apiece and Lance Lynn pitched six shutout innings for his 11th win as host St. Louis took three of four from Colorado.

Holliday, who has 21 RBIs in his last 18 games, had a run-scoring single in a five-run fifth that put the Cardinals up 6-0. St. Louis has won 11 of the last 14 meetings with Colorado.

Bouncing back from a three-game slump, Lynn (11-4) struck out seven and walked two while allowing four hits.

Rockies starter Christian Friedrich (4-6) struggled with his control in the pivotal fifth. He issued three walks, including a bases-loaded free pass to Jon Jay that made it 2-0 Cardinals. Holliday followed with an RBI single, then Beltran smacked a two-run double off the wall in center.

St. Louis grabbed a first-inning lead thanks to Rafael Furcal, who singled, advanced to second on a bunt, stole third and scored on Holliday’s grounder.

Tyler Colvin hit a two-run homer for Colorado, which has dropped five of six.

Rockies All-Star Carlos Gonzalez saw his 12-game hitting streak end, going 0-for-4 with a walk.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Cards utilityman Matt Carpenter started at second base for the first time. … St. Louis scored in the first inning in all four games of the series. … Friedrich hasn’t won since beating Arizona on June 4.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   St. Louis
Christian Friedrich Player Lance Lynn
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 4
12.46 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Colorado   St. Louis
Michael Cuddyer Player Carlos Beltran
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 9 1 13 .243 17 9 2 2 0 0
St. Louis 7 0 8 .233 13 7 6 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Miami. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .558 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Rockies have a W/L % of .355 after a win and .392 after a loss.