DENVER (AP) -- Matt Holliday admittedly misjudged a first-inning fly ball that sailed over his head in left field for a double. The Cardinals slugger more than made up for it.
Holliday homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and Kyle Lohse persevered through an erratic outing to win his fifth consecutive decision and lift St. Louis over the Colorado Rockies 11-6 on Tuesday night.
"I screwed up that ball in the first inning," said Holliday, who ran in initially before backpedaling only to have Eric Young Jr.'s fly ball go over his head for a leadoff double that opened the door to two runs after the Cardinals had grabbed a 4-0 lead.
"(Second baseman) Skip (Schumaker) had a chance to make a play on the pitcher's base hit" in the sixth inning, Holliday added. "So, I think Kyle pitched better than the numbers said. But he's pitched great all season. We were finally able to give him a little bit of a cushion and get him a win."
Carlos Beltran and David Freese also homered, and Allen ...