ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Matt Carpenter homered twice, including a leadoff shot on the fifth pitch of the game, and the St. Louis Cardinals had nine extra-base hits Tuesday night in an 8-1 rout of the Los Angeles Angels.
Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday also homered for the Cardinals, who finished one shy of their season high for extra-base hits.
Mike Leake (1-3) took a shutout into the eighth inning for his first win with St. Louis after signing an $80 million, five-year contract in the offseason. He allowed six hits and one run in eight innings overall.
Hector Santiago (2-2) lasted 4 1/3 innings for the struggling Angels, who have lost four straight and eight of 10. He permitted seven hits – five for extra bases – and four runs in his shortest outing of the season.