The Cardinals hopes of a sweep were dashed by the Mets at Shea Stadium on Sunday in a 13-5 loss. Bo Hart’s third home run of the season gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Mets countered with RBI singles from Cliff Floyd and Timo Perez to take a 2-1 lead in the bottom half of the inning. Tino Martinez drove in a run with a single in the third inning to make it 3-3 and that was as close as the Cardinals got the rest of the way. Tony Clark finished with two home runs and five RBI’s. Albert Pujols was 2-4 and improved his batting average to .372. St. Louis wrapped up a six-game road trip with 4-2 mark. Their series with the Expos and Mets went the same way; they won the first two games, only to fall in game three. The Cardinals are still in second place in the National League Central and trail the Astros by two games. They come home to open a six game home stand where they host the Marlins tonight.