Kyle Lohse's streak of quality starts was snapped at 10 Tuesday night, but his offense bailed him out in a 11-6 win over Colorado that was Lohse's 11th against two losses.
Lohse was sailing with a 6-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth when he allowed a two-out single to former Cardinals reliever Adam Ottavino, who was batting for himself. Center fielder Eric Young also singled -- both those balls barely eluded infielders -- and then rookie shortstop Josh Rutledge launched a three-run homer.
But Colorado manager Jim Tracy perhaps stayed with Ottavino an inning too long -- it was his third inning of relief -- and left fielder Matt Holliday blasted a two-run homer in the seventh to go with an earlier two-run double. Then third baseman David Freese extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a 464-foot homer to center, and Lohse was taken out of the game.
The bullpen allowed just one run over the final three innings, and the Cardinals won for the eighth time in their last 11 games a...