A single off of Mets’ pitcher Scott Rice was the catalyst to a three-run inning that led the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-3 victory over the New York Mets Monday night.
Matt Carpenter singled off the shin of Rice and former Met Ty Wigginton scampered home from second off the infield single. Two batters later, Matt Holliday knocked a two-run homer to make up the final margin.
The Cardinals equaled their high-water mark of the year at 11 games over .500 at 24-13. Lance Lynn became the first Cardinal to collect six wins, and Edward Mujica moved into double-digits in saves with his tenth on the year.
St. Louis continues its four-game set with New York, Tuesday, with John Gast starting in place of the injured Jake Westbrook against Dillon Gee. Coverage begins on KTGR at 6:20 PM.