ST. LOUIS — Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran, Matt Adams and Matt Carpenter hit home runs and Jake Westbrook (1-1) threw his first shutout since Aug. 9, 2006, against the Los Angeles Angels as the Cardinals whitewashed Cincinnati to take two out of three in the series.
How it went
Jay's homer against Homer Bailey (1-1) made it 1-0 in the fifth. Carpenter followed with a single and scored on Matt Holliday's double before Beltran's two-run homer made it 4-0. David Freese singled and scored on Adams' two-run homer in the sixth to make it 6-0. It was Adams' second homer in two games. Pete Kozma doubled to end Bailey's afternoon, and two batters later, Carpenter hit a two-run homer to right against reliever Logan Ondrusek. Adams' RBI double and Westbrook's run-scoring single made it 10-0 in the seventh against Alfredo Simon.
By the numbers
Westbrook (1-1) earned his 99th career victory, his fourth career shutout and his 15th career complete game. He allowed five hits, walked four, struck out three and threw 111 pitches, 69 for strikes. ... Carpenter's four hits matched a career-high set two other times. ... Westbrook, who has thrown 15 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run this season, was with the Cleveland Indians when he pitched his most recent shutout. ... Freese and Adams also had two hits apiece for the Cardinals. ... Holliday has a 12-game hitting streak against Cincinnati. ... Carpenter leads the Cardinals with 11 runs scored, which was tops in the National League entering games of Wednesday night.