Albert Pujols’ massive 465 foot home run highlighted a four-run first inning and the bullpen worked out of two major jams to secure a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies Sunday night.
Leading 4-2 in the sixth inning, Cardinals starter Edwin Jackson left the game with a cramp in his right leg. Jason Motte entered with a 3-0 count against Ty Wigginton and two men on with one out in the sixth. Wigginton flied out and Chris Iannetta hit a comebacker to Mott to end the threat.
The Rockies came back again and loaded the bases with one out in the seventh against Arthur Rhodes and Kyle McClellan. Octavio Dotel got their clean up and #5 hitters to strike out. Troy Tulowitzki missed on a curveball and Todd Helton was frozen looking on another curve. The 37 year old Dotel retired five in a row, four on strikeouts.