Troy Glaus hit his 16 th and 17 th home runs of the year, and went back to back with Rick Ankiel who hit his 21 st homer in the fourth inning as the Cardinals beat Jake Peavy and the San Diego Padres 4-3 on nothing but home runs.

Kyle Lohse continued his winning way, tossing seven innings, allowing just two runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out two.  Lohse said he struggled finding his groove early as the Padres scored one in the first, and took a 2-1 lead in the third when Edgar Gonzalez homered.  However, after that Lohse said he felt more comfortable and found that groove.

There is no doubt the Cardinals got the better end of Glaus for Rolen deal.  Cards manager Tony LaRussa talked about how Glaus has really come up with some clutch hits and this game was no exception.

With a 3-2 lead in the seventh, Joe Mather came on as a pinch hitter for Lohse and hit another home run off Peavy to make it 4-2 and that would prove to be insurance as Ryan Franklin picked up his 13 th save, but gave up a run on back to back doubles to lead off the ninth and finally left the tying run stranded at third.  

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