The Cardinals scored early and often Sunday against the Rockies.
St. Louis tallied 16 hits to pull away for a 12-3 win over Colorado at Coors Field. The Cardinals have now won six of their last seven games.
St. Louis broke the game open with six runs in the first inning and followed with four more in the third to make the score 10-1. From there, it cruised to the victory.
Cardinals star infielder Matt Carpenter went 4 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBIs. He also tied an MLB record with four doubles in a nine-inning game.
Matt Carpenter’s 4 doubles today ties the @MLB record for a 9-inning game! #ItsGottaBeTheSalsa ? pic.twitter.com/VolRUnf21q
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 26, 2018
Outfielders Tyler O’Neill and Harrison Bader both drove in a pair of runs for St. Louis.
Rockies starter Tyler Anderson was charged with the loss after he allowed six runs and registered just two outs in the game.
The Cardinals (73-51) finished play Sunday leading the National League wild-card race. The Rockies (71-59) are one game behind the Brewers for the second spot.
Studs of the night
Jason Kipnis went 4 for 5 with four RBIs and three runs scored in the Indians’ 12-5 win over the Royals.
Vintage. Dirtbag.#RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/pNSS4yEuLl
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 26, 2018
Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks threw seven shutout innings against the Reds. Chicago rolled to a 9-0 win.
Duds of the night
Pirates starter Chris Archer allowed six runs in four innings pitched in his team’s 7-4 loss to the Brewers.
The Mets bullpen combined to surrender 14 runs in two innings of work against the Nationals. New York fell 15-0.
Rangers centerfielder Carlos Tocci made a diving catch to rob Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen of a hit.
All. Out. Effort! pic.twitter.com/wD1ogEcqgz
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) August 26, 2018
Athletics (79-52) at Astros (80-50) — The two top teams in the American League West will open a three-game at Minute Maid Park on Monday. Brett Anderson is set to take the mound for Oakland while ace Gerrit Cole will start for Houston. The Athletics took two out of three games from the Astros in their series at the Oakland Coliseum earlier this month.