St. Louis Cardinals defeat Cincinnati Reds, 3-1

Chris Carpenter dealt and Albert Pujols cranked Thursday night at Busch Stadium.

Suffice to say it was a very good night for the Cardinals.

Hours after manager Tony La Russa subtly advanced a push for a move to help the Redbirds' laboring offense and its signature hitter, Carpenter (4-0) gave a command performance and Pujols accounted for every RBI in a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds in front of 39,249 at Busch Stadium.

"That's two superstars," La Russa said.