CARDINALS 7, ROCKIES 0
Michael Wacha (12-4) threw seven shutout innings and Matt Carpenter hit his third home run in the last two games as St. Louis drubbed Colorado. Jhonny Peralta also homered for the Cardinals, who have riddled the Rockies’ pitching staff for 16 runs on 28 hits in the first two games of the four-game series at Busch Stadium.
By the numbers
Carpenter, Peralta, Yadier Molina, Kolten Wong and Randal Grichuk had two hits apiece for the Cardinals. ... Wacha allowed no runs on four hits, walked one and struck out seven, surpassing his previous career-high 11 wins. ... Carpenter is batting .375 as a leadoff hitter this season. ... Colorado starter Kyle Kendrick was lifted after one inning with shoulder discomfort. ... The Cardinals are 6-3 on their season-long 11-game homestand that concludes Sunday.
Lance Lynn (8-5, 2.71 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (6-4, 5.03 ERA), 6:15 p.m. Saturday.