Matt Carpenter and Tommy Pham each homered twice as the Cardinals played long ball six times in an 11-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the series finale. Jedd Gyorko and Matt Holliday also homered for St. Louis, which tied a season-high with six homers. Carpenter, Holliday, and Aledmys Diaz each had three hits as the Cardinals finished with 17. 13 of their hits went for extra bases.
The Cardinals needed just about every hit to put away the pesky Mariners. The Cardinals didn’t grab control of the game until the seventh.
Gyorko and Pham led off the seventh with back-to-back home runs against reliever Nick Vincent (1-7) to break a 6-6 tie. Holliday made it 9-6 with a solo shot in the eighth against Edwin Diaz. Pham and Carpenter each hit their second home runs, both solo shots, in the ninth.
Kevin Siegrist (5-2) got the win, but Franklin Gutierrez tied the game at 6-6 with a three-run homer against the lefty in the bottom of the sixth. Jaime Garcia struggled, allowing single runs in each of the first three innings, and getting charged for two of the runs on Gutierrez’s homer.