Cards Top Rockies 9-6 Wednesday Night


August 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five runs and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 9-6 on a rain-soaked night at Coors Field. Rockies reliever Matt Belisle allowed five in 72 innings last year and one in his first 52 innings this season. Belisle has yielded home runs in his past two appearances, including a particularly costly one Wednesday night,  when he gave up a three-run shot to Matt Holliday on the second pitch he threw that put the Cardinals ahead 6-5.

After a rain delay of 1 hour, 26 minutes at the end of the seventh, the Cardinals scored a run in the eighth when Matt Reynolds completed a walk with a wild pitch and added two more runs in the ninth off Carlos Torres to send the Rockies to their fifth straight loss and their seventh in a row at home. The Rockies have lost eight of their past nine games and are 4-13 since the All-Star break.