Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 5/3/12
ST. LOUIS Slumping outfielder Carlos Beltran walked off the field after batting practice Wednesday and stopped to tell reporters how he felt lost at the plate. He also had a prediction. "Sooner or later it will change," Beltran said. "There's nothing to worry about." About four hours later, Beltran proved himself to be right. The veteran went 4-for-5, slugged two home runs and had a career-high seven RBI to lead an offensive onslaught in the Cardinals 12-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Beltran launched a three-run homer in the first inning, singled home a run in the second inning and belted another three-run homer in the third inning. Not a bad way to bust out of a 3-for-32 slump. "This is a funny game," Beltran said. "Yesterday I came with the mentality of being able to have good at-bats and I struck out three times. Today I came with the same mentality and I had good results. That's how this game works. "Days like this don't come every day so I'm just glad to be able ...
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