Colorado Rockies defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2

Without the aid of exceptional pitching to slow the descent, the gravitational pull of a dismal offense has taken hold and sped the Cardinals' free fall.

It took Albert Pujols pulling off a feat not done by a Cardinal during the regular season in more than four decades to provide the club's only runs in a 7-2 loss Sunday to Colorado. The last-place Rockies began the series with the second-worst record in the league and enter today's finale at Busch Stadium with a chance...