The Cardinals got big days from Edgar Renteria and Larry Walker to beat the Pirates 11-4 on Sunday at Busch Stadium. Renteria faced 12 pitches before nailing a three-run homer in the first inning off Pittsburgh starter Ryan Vogelsong. Renteria finished the day 2-for-5 with five RBI’s. Walker drove in four runs, courtesy of an eighth-inning grand slam. On the mound, starter Matt Morris was able to work around ten hits and a walk to give up two runs and earn his 13th win of the season—he’s 13-8. Both of Morris’ earned runs came when he allowed a two-run homer to Jason Bay in the top of the first. Steve Kline pitched an inning and a third, and scored the first run of his career—to earn his third save of the season. St. Louis is now 40 games over .500 and has a 14 ½ game lead over the Cubs in the National League Central.
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