St. Louis Cardinals defeat Kansas City Royals, 7-1

KANSAS CITY - The combination of Chris Carpenter and Albert Pujols was enough to win Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals.

The return of Khalil Greene was enough to make it a less harrowing experience.

Carpenter (5-1) offered the Cardinals his sixth consecutive quality start, Pujols provided his customary Kauffman Stadium baptism and Greene used a late three-run home run to remove the game from peril in what ended as a 7-1 win before an evenly divided sello...