St. Louis Cardinals defeat Cincinnati Reds, 10-1

CINCINNATI - Righthander Chris Carpenter, for whom the Cardinals had been averaging only 3.1 runs a game in his first 11 starts, received some unexpected largesse Sunday when his team tallied eight while he was in the game and two more later in a 10-1 romp over the Cincinnati Reds.

Of course, Carpenter had to drive in one himself as he knocked in his first run since July 19, 2006, the night an awful storm blew through new Busch Stadium in its first year, knocking over c...