Matt Morris didn’t need much help, but just in case he did, his teammates had his back in a 10-3 win on Monday night. Morris lasted seven innings and allowed just one run off six hits and no walks to improve to 10-1 on the season.
John Mabry and Scott Rolen certainly bolstered Morris’ cause early on with two RBI’s apiece. Mabry drove in Larry Walker with a single in the second inning to make it 1-0. In the second Rolen drove in Albert Pujols and Walker with a double. Later in the inning, Mabry drove in Rolen with another RBI single and the Cardinals led 4-0.
Morris’ only earned run of the game came in the sixth inning when Troy Glaus hit an RBI single. But the Cardinals got their four-run advantage back in the top of the seventh, when Pujols drove in David Eckstein with a single. Pujols has hit in 16-straight games.
St. Louis piled on in the eighth inning when Abraham Nunez and So Taguchi both belted two-run doubles to make it 9-1.
Glaus stuck again for Arizona with a two-run homer off Cardinals’ reliever Brad Thompson in the eighth inning to inch the Diamondbacks to 9-3.
Yadier Molina’s sacrifice fly in the ninth drove in Rolen for the final run of the game.
Since losing three in a row, the Cardinals have won seven of their last 10 games.