Jeff Suppan, pitched 5.1 innings for the win in an 11-1 win against the Pirates. St. Louis maintained its half-game lead over Cincinnati in the National League Central and has won 11 of 16 games since the All-Star break.

Suppan got homers by Albert Pujols and Colby Rasmus. They also turned two singles and two walks into a run in the second inning, two walks, a stolen base and an error into another run in the fourth, and blew the game open iwht a five run eighth inning.