St. Louis Cardinals defeat Oakland Athletics, 6-4

It took a few innings and two well-timed revivals to reward Chris Carpenter for surviving one of his rockiest innings of the season.

Finally, that embattled Cardinals offense came through.

Leadoff hitter Skip Schumaker had his first three-hit game of the season and Matt Holliday doubled his RBI total for the month of June in a 6-4 victory against the visiting Oakland Athletics on Friday night. The Cardinals' third interleague victory of the week put them back into a ...